Base Coat Colors

BASE COAT COLORS



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Guide: Safe ways to choose markings that are natural to your base coat color!


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Each genotype has a base coat color. This color is determined by the sire and dam while breeding. Regardless of your base coat color your genotype will display the 4 main coat markers. Silver (ss), Cream (cr), Brown (br), & Black (bk). The capitalization of your base coat will determine the active base coat color.
Active Example: Ss/cr/br/bk (Silver)
Dominant Example: SS/cr/br/bk (Dominant Silver)

Each base coat color has its very own swatch. Be sure to select your base color from the appropriate swatch provided.
Subtle nuances are allowed provided your color choices fall on swatch and are smoothly blended into one another. Be mindful your nuance should be a single solid marking and color and be present on the open portion of the Felvargs body. Avoid placing it on the legs or face so you do not risk your gradient appearing like official markings. Stray away from breaking your gradient up into various small patches and keep the subtle gradient fluidly solid throughout.
We have a few terms we use while explaining base coat colors. Base Standard, Specialty, Hereditary, and Modifiers. Each one means something different. We will recap below.
  • Base Standard: These are as they imply, the four base coat colors untouched as they are.
  • Specialty: Specialty Colors are rare base coats colors that are a fun twist on their standard counterpart to be more fantasy-esque.
  • Modifiers: Base Coat Modifiers alter a Felvarg’s base coat color to a different swatch depending on what base coat modifier is present.
  • Hereditary: Hereditary Colors are base coat colors that are only obtainable when the correct Alpha is visible within a Felvarg’s lineage.

What is HeliX?

Obtaining both Ashen and Dilute on the same genostring creates a mutated base coat modifier known as Helix. Helix lays a chosen Ashen color down upon the Felvarg and then over top of it a chosen Dilute color. The Diluted chosen color acts as a solid marking, that allows for what is called specs to lay above it. Specs are optional and if used should have a subtle illumination like stars.

Helix Step By Step

1. Select a single Ashen and Dilute color from your swatches. Apply Ashen as the core base, now apply Dilute.
2. Smooth your Dilute edges into Ashen. Be sure not to cover more than 50% of your design with Dilute.
3. Optional: Add starmarks to your Diluted base color areas consistently.


HeliX

Helix is a base coat modifier, thus making it show under all markings.

Helix when present must be shown on the design, it cannot be carried and is not optional!
NOTE: Helix does NOT have to be symmetrical.
Helix must have a single Ashen color as its base, with an overlaying single Dilute color as its gradient. The Dilute must have soft, smoothed and blended edges.
The Dilute marking over the Ashen must appear generally solid and cannot have tiny breaks or tiny holes that resemble other markings. The dilute gradient should not cover more than 50% of the ashen base coat color.
Dilute can have optional illuminated/glowing subtle specs in it. Specs must only be present in the Diluted color. Specs should be small and round, and resemble stars. They must be a color natural to the base coat. They cannot be too saturated in color.
The specs of helix should be generally present across the dilute covering. It may have some empty dilute spaces, but most areas should have spec/star coverage.
When Helix and Cross are on the same Felvarg, then helix may affect the black covering.

Silver

  • Silver is the most common base coat color in its standard form. It does however become rare when its specialty and modifiers are present.
  • (ss inactive - Ss active - SS dominant)

    To Obtain Silver: Breed SS or Ss to SS/Ss
    To Obtain Dusk Silver: Breed DSs to Ss/SS/DSs
    To Obtain Hereditary: Breed to Hereditary Carrier

    Silver Standard

    Silver (Ss)
    Ashen Silver (Ash/Ss)
    Dilute Silver (Lu/Ss)
    Frost Silver (Fro/Ss)
    Molten Silver (Mol/Ss)
    Frost Ashen Silver (Fro/Ash/Ss)
    Molten Ashen Silver (Mol/Ash/Ss)
    Frost Dilute Silver (Fro/Lu/Ss)
    Molten Dilute Silver (Mol/Lu/Ss)

    Silver Specialty

    Dusk Silver (DSs)
    Ashen Dusk Silver (Ash/DSs)
    Dilute Dusk Silver (Lu/DSs)
    Molten Dusk Silver (Mol/DSs)
    Frost Dusk Silver (Fro/DSs)
    Molten Ashen Dusk Silver (Mol/Ash/DSs)
    Molten Dilute Dusk Silver (Mol/Lu/DSs)
    Frost Ashen Dusk Silver (Fro/Ash/DSs)
    Frost Dilute Dusk Silver (Fro/Lu/DSs)

    Silver Hereditary

    Ivory Silver
    Steel Silver


    Hereditary Swatches?

    These two swatches are only available to Felvargs who have an alpha the hereditary swatch belongs to somewhere in it's direct lineage.

    Did you know?

    There is items in game that can alter the base coat color of your Felvarg's genotype? A quick search in Wikivargs using the keyphrase 'Bases' will list them for you.

    Cream

  • Cream is the most common base coat color in its standard form. It does however become rare when its specialty and modifiers are present.
  • (cr inactive - Cr active - CR dominant)

    To Obtain Cream: Breed CR or Cr to CR/Cr
    To Obtain Fawn Cream: Breed FCr to Cr/CR/FCr
    To Obtain Hereditary: Breed to Hereditary Carrier

    Cream Standard

    Cream (Cr)
    Ashen Cream (Ash/Cr)
    Dilute Cream (Lu/Cr)
    Frost Cream (Fro/Cr)
    Molten Cream (Mol/Cr)
    Frost Ashen Cream (Fro/Ash/Cr)
    Molten Ashen Cream (Mol/Ash/Cr)
    Frost Dilute Cream (Fro/Lu/Cr)
    Molten Dilute Cream (Mol/Lu/Cr)

    Cream Specialty

    Fawn Cream (FCr)
    Ashen Fawn Cream (Ash/FCr)
    Dilute Fawn Cream (Lu/FCr)
    Molten Fawn Cream (Mol/FCr)
    Frost Fawn Cream (Fro/FCr)
    Molten Ashen Fawn Cream (Mol/Ash/FCr)
    Molten Dilute Fawn Cream (Mol/Lu/FCr)
    Frost Ashen Fawn Cream (Fro/Ash/FCr)
    Frost Dilute Fawn Cream (Fro/Lu/FCr)

    Cream Hereditary

    Isabella Cream
    Blush Cream


    Hereditary Swatches?

    These two swatches are only available to Felvargs who have an alpha the hereditary swatch belongs to somewhere in it's direct lineage.

    Did you know?

    There is items in game that can alter the base coat color of your Felvarg's genotype? A quick search in Wikivargs using the keyphrase 'Bases' will list them for you.

    Brown

  • Brown is an uncommon base coat color in its standard form. It does however become rare when its specialty and modifiers are present.
  • (br inactive - Br active - BR dominant)

    To Obtain Brown: Breed BR or Br to BR/Br
    To Obtain Fox Brown: Breed FBr to Br/BR/FBr
    To Obtain Hereditary: Breed to Hereditary Carrier

    Brown Standard

    Brown (Br)
    Ashen Brown (Ash/Br)
    Dilute Brown (Lu/Br)
    Frost Brown (Fro/Br)
    Molten Brown (Mol/Br)
    Frost Ashen Brown (Fro/Ash/Br)
    Molten Ashen Brown (Mol/Ash/Br)
    Frost Dilute Brown (Fro/Lu/Br)
    Molten Dilute Brown (Mol/Lu/Br)

    Brown Specialty

    Fox Brown (FBr)
    Ashen Fox Brown (Ash/FBr)
    Dilute Fox Brown (Lu/FBr)
    Molten Fox Brown (Mol/FBr)
    Frost Fox Brown (Fro/FBr)
    Molten Ashen Fox Brown (Mol/Ash/FBr)
    Molten Dilute Fox Brown (Mol/Lu/FBr)
    Frost Ashen Fox Brown (Fro/Ash/FBr)
    Frost Dilute Fox Brown (Fro/Lu/FBr)

    Brown Hereditary

    Liver Brown
    Smoke Brown


    Hereditary Swatches?

    These two swatches are only available to Felvargs who have an alpha the hereditary swatch belongs to somewhere in it's direct lineage.

    Did you know?

    There is items in game that can alter the base coat color of your Felvarg's genotype? A quick search in Wikivargs using the keyphrase 'Bases' will list them for you.

    Black

  • Black is the rarest base coat color in its standard form. It does however become rare when its specialty and modifiers are present.
  • (bk inactive - Bk active - BK dominant)

    To Obtain Black: Breed BK or BK to Bk/BK
    To Obtain Midnight Black: Breed MBk to Bk/BK/MBk
    To Obtain Hereditary: Breed to Hereditary Carrier

    Black Standard

    Black (Bk)
    Ashen Black (Ash/Bk)
    Dilute Black (Lu/Bk)
    Frost Black (Fro/Bk)
    Molten Black (Mol/Bk)
    Frost Ashen Black (Fro/Ash/Bk)
    Molten Ashen Black (Mol/Ash/Bk)
    Frost Dilute Black (Fro/Lu/Bk)
    Molten Dilute Black (Mol/Lu/Bk)

    Black Specialty

    Midnight Black (MBk)
    Ashen Midnight Black (Ash/MBk)
    Dilute Midnight Black (Lu/MBk)
    Molten Midnight Black (Mol/MBk)
    Frost Midnight Black (Fro/MBk)
    Molten Ashen Midnight Black (Mol/Ash/MBk)
    Molten Dilute Midnight Black (Mol/Lu/MBk)
    Frost Ashen Midnight Black (Fro/Ash/MBk)
    Frost Dilute Midnight Black (Fro/Lu/MBk)

    Black Hereditary

    Maroon Black
    Prussian Black


    Hereditary Swatches?

    These two swatches are only available to Felvargs who have an alpha the hereditary swatch belongs to somewhere in it's direct lineage.

    Did you know?

    There is items in game that can alter the base coat color of your Felvarg's genotype? A quick search in Wikivargs using the keyphrase 'Bases' will list them for you.