Designing: Spotting




Bullet; White Spots are one of the most versatile markings in the group.
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, spotting is denoted by the letters "nSt" (heterozygous) or "StSt" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, somatic has a pass rate of 45%. Homozygous spotting has a 70% pass rate.

Color and Shape

Spots must be a darker color of your chosen base, with a minor deviation in hue. It can also be a fully desaturated color of the base, as long as it is darker. Spots may be pure black.

Dskyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a darker version of the base, or a darker and desaturated version of the base. The last color on the right shows a minor deviation in hue, and is slightly more yellow than the base itself. Notice that this small change is not overbearing.

Dskno by Matriarchs-Haunt

These colors would be unacceptable for spots. They are either lighter than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.

Shapewise, spots can have soft or hard edges. Spots can have any of the shapes below. A single ketucari can have a combination of different spot types. In long feathers, the spots may be a bit blended or "stretched out" to show the texture of the feathers.

Spot Types by Matriarchs-Haunt

Here are the minimum and maximum sizes for spots:
Spotting Max Min by Matriarchs-Haunt


Spotting can appear anywhere on the body. It has no minimum or maximum range, but must be immediately noticeable in the design.

Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over spotting.
Bullet; White  Keep in mind that, like many other markings, spots can change color where they overlap with colorful markings such as frill and hued points.
Bullet; White Spots can be influenced by marblinginfernovapor, and segment.
Bullet; White If a ketucari has both marbling and spotting, the markings may combine to make rosettes.

Rosettes by Matriarchs-Haunt

The maximum and minimum sizes for rosettes are as follows:

Df50ee639bbb66be0b537c01a216e6b6 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White If a ketucari has strand, marbling, and spotting, the three may be combined to make a pattern similar to a king cheetah (note that
the reddish color of the spots below is caused by rust)
Velox 1566 by Matriarchs-Haunt


Here are some small accents you can add to your designs to make them more unique!

Bullet; White Spots may have a subtle gradient like below:
Spot Color 2 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Spots can have some slight texturing around the edges like the examples below.
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