Designing: Strand

Strand


Examples 

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Kodi 738 by Matriarchs-Haunt Niitti 597 by Matriarchs-Haunt Riontus 545 by Matriarchs-Haunt
Ashe 538 by Matriarchs-Haunt Rajasi 489 by Matriarchs-Haunt Vervain Ashur 420 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Real life examples:
Strand is based off of the dark banding found on the necks and faces of some bird species.
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 Basics 

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Bullet; White  Strand creates irregular bands around the ketucari's neck, legs, and tail. It may also create "side burns" or "tear marks" on the face.
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, strand is denoted by the letters "nSnd" (heterozygous) or "SndSnd" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, strand has a pass rate of 65%. Homozygous strand has a 80% pass rate.


Color and Shape

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 Strand should not too closely resemble striping. It may have some broken areas, but be careful that it doesn't look too much
like barring. Generally, strand should form a complete, uninterrupted band.

 If strand is present on the neck area, make sure it appears on the crest as well unless covered by other markings.

Strand 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. Strand may be pure black.

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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.

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Dskno by Matriarchs-Haunt
These colors would be unacceptable for strand. They are either lighter than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.

Range

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Strand may appear in the following areas.
Strand by Matriarchs-Haunt

Blue denotes the maximum strand stripe thickness while green is the minimum. Keep in mind strand cannot appear on the mid-body, the lines were just placed here for legibility.

304fc5e600bb8e770de4ba5b56f592ae by Matriarchs-Haunt

Interaction with Other Markings

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Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over strand.
Bullet; White Strand can be influenced by segment.
Bullet; White When paired with marbling, strand can make the marbling take on the form of horizontal stripes. While you may
keep the vertical strand on the neck, be sure that the body stripes do not intersect with the strand. The form of the striping should be natural
and not stylized and follows the same width rules as Strand..
Strandmarble1 by Matriarchs-HauntStrand Marble2 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White If a ketucari has strand, marbling, and rust/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

Accents 

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

Bullet; White Strand may have a subtle gradient like below.
Strand by Matriarchs-Haunt