A Guide to Rare Pelts Nov 11, 2017 18:41:13 GMT
Post by KingHarry on Nov 11, 2017 18:41:13 GMT
In the past, there was an item in the shop that you would need to buy for your character to have specific markings or color combinations. Now, these can be made without an item, but it's good to know which markings are considered rare but acceptable. These can be anything from markings that look like certain shapes, to unusual markings that are odd to see in real life, to impossible markings or colours. More information on a lot of the following markings can be found here.
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Odd White Markings
These are simply white markings that are theoretically possible in real life but would be unusual to see. Below are only examples - there will be other cases of this.
Also known as 'Thai White Spotting'.
Occurs due to a failure of red pigment in a tortoiseshell.
Also known as 'Tweed'. Can occur in any colour, but black is usually the most striking.
Also known as 'Salt and Pepper'. A dominant mutation found in Eastern Europe that give a somewhat reverse colourpoint effect.
Found in one cat from an inbred colony in Finland. Unfortunately, the one cat was also sterile.
A black and white (not silver!) tabby style pattern found rarely in feral cats in Moscow.
A pattern that has not yet been seen in cats but some have theorised to be possible. The combination does not have to be just black and tan, but theoretically would be possible with any solid cat colour. Similar to tan patterns in dogs. Can be combined with white spotting.
A pattern that has not yet been seen in cats but some have theorised to be possible. The combination does not have to be just black and grey, but theoretically would be possible with any solid cat colour and it's equivalent dilution - so, for example, red on cream or lilac on chocolate. Similar to merle patterns in dogs. Can be combined with white spotting.
Any markings that look like specific shapes - for example, a heart, moustache, or trousers.
Excluding colourpoint cats and tabbies with socks the same colour as their stripes.
Any impossible markings and/or colour combinations as long as they still look somewhat natural.
Although the rare pelt item is no longer needed, there are still certain colors and markings that require items to be bought. Examples of these are chimeras, hybrid cats, male tortoiseshells, and male calicos. There are also certain colors and markings considered too outlandish to be allowed on the forum, like bright pink cats or cats with book pages written 'naturally' all over them. Generally if a picture of a cat would make you say, "is that real?" it's a rare pelt; if it would make you say, "that's 100% definitely photoshopped", it won't be allowed. If in doubt, feel free to ask a staff member beforehand.