Designing: Washout




Bullet; White Washout is a hard-edged marking that creates a lighter color on the underside. 
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, washout is denoted by the letters "nWt" (heterozygous) or "WtWt" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, washout has a pass rate of 60%. Homozygous washout has a 85% pass rate.



Washout must be a lighter 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 lighter. Washout may be pure white.

Washoutyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a lighter version of the base, or a lighter 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.

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


There is no minimum for washout, but it must always be visible (unless a white marking covers it) and cover at least 10% of the underside. Below is the maximum range for washout.

Washout Max by Matriarchs-Haunt

Our starter Eraku has an example of 'absolute minimum' we look for to ensure Washout (and other genes like it such as Mud and Tar Pit) are present:
Eraku 531 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Interaction with Other Markings

 The only marking washout must go over is pangare. All others may be layered over it. Washout must also be lighter than pangare to prevent it looking like tarpit.


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

Bullet; White This gene must be predominantly hard-edged, but may have small areas that fade out, such as the white near Ashoka's eyes.
8e7e80a4860358fe2df8c80f910c200f by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White You may use up to three shades of the same hue in washout. These colors must be layered inside of each other, like below. Be careful with how you layer the colors and create the edges, as your design will be rejected if it too closely resembles merle.
9470c435ed9ce9717ad0cbc80bc6de32 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Washout may have a subtle gradient, like below. Gradients that are too overbearing will be rejected.
Shinto 645 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Small cut-outs may be present in the marking, like below. 
Caoimhe Ean 28 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White While washout generally calls for "natural" edges, stylization is allowed to some extent. Excessive stylization (such as making your ketucari look like it has tribal tattoos) will cause the design to be rejected. Here are some examples of acceptable washout stylization: