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Design Guide - Restricted Grey

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Restricted Grey


Design Guide: Grey
Restricted grey is a mutation of the grey modifier, which significantly lightens and
limits the spread of graying hairs to specific areas of the body, most commonly the withers, legs, and face.

Restricted grey Tokotas may remain almost completely saturated their entire life, with just these few patches of grey.

A restricted grey Tokota will never have an entirely greyed/de-saturated base.
Restricted grey must always be well-blended and blurred rather than a solid marking.

Left: Restricted Grey Tundra || Middle: Restricted Grey Tawny || Right: Restricted Grey Tawny

Restricted Grey on Black Base Coats

On black coats, restricted gray has an especially unpredictable effect, and may manifest in something
resembling pangare, erratic patterns, and/or stray patches of darkness amidst the graying hairs:

Minimum / Maximum (approximate)

Left: Approximate minimum || Right: Approximate maximum (on non-black coats)
Restricted gray is required to "silver" at least one zone of your tokota's coat.
Whether it be on the legs, face, or withers is up to you.
The silvering may be much lighter than a normal grey of that base coat.

The maximum on black coats may be much more extensive:

What not to do:

Left: Restricted grey is a straight gradient.
Silvering patches must be isolated to one or more "zones" of the body.
Middle: Similar to the above - this style also mimics roan.
Right: The majority of the body is de-saturated, with patches of color. It should be the other way around.

Restricted Grey + Seal

When restricted grey is present with seal, the gene may create  slight silvering 
or have a gradient effect on the grease spots, and/or create a variation in light and dark spots.

Good examples of Restricted Greying Tokotas:

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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Sheebiee Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
so If there's "greying" on the geno, it means that the Tokota has restricted gray?
DesignDen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
No, restricted greying and greying are not the same thing. This is greying: Design Guide: Grey

~ leo
Sheebiee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
Ezilyn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Left: Restricted Grey Tundra || Middle: Restricted Grey Tawny || Right: Restricted Grey Tawny

Is the one on the far right (examples) supposed to be brown? It says "Tawny"
If not, then y'all missin' a brown example.
DesignDen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
Whoops! Yes, the one on the far right is supposed to say "restricted grey brown", lol. Thanks for pointing that out! <3

~ leo
KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
How does Restricted greying effect lilac, since they're both coat modifiers?
MorganLeslee Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would work like normal.

graying and lilac would be restricted to certain parts of the coat.

If you mean res grey on lilac, res grey works like normal, however regular graying doesn't show on lilac
KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I meant res grey on lilac, so perfect~! Cause lilac was a form of greying so I wasn't to sure if the res greying would effect it or not. xD
PippinDraws Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aside from its effects on black coats, is there any point to breeding for restricted gray with the new rules in place for regular graying? It seems that, as long as the toko isn't black, you can literally get the same effect from regular graying as with restricted gray. :C 
Azikeos Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Restricted greying is much paler! I'm not a fan of plain greying artat all, but find rest greying is much more appealing, plus it can be necessary for some designs: restricted greying is better at mimicking an elderly dog than normal greying is, and rest greying can still cover less than plain greying.
Dun-ARPG Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
When breeding for restricted grey, one parent at least needs it; but what mix works best?

nG+R x nG
nG+R x nG+R (does having 2 G's, one from each parent risk full greying pups, or no, because of the +R?)
nG+R x -- (a parent with no greying gene whatsoever)

Hope that clarifies the question.
DesignDen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
nG+R x a parent with no greying. Since grey is a dominant gene it passes much easier than a normal gene. And since restricted grey only occurs when nG is the base gene (aka you cannot get restricted grey if the genotype ends up as GG), just having one parent with homozygous grey is the best option. If you breed two nG greys together you will most likely get a lot of GG greys which you don't want as the mutation will not pass.

As for the restricted part, its rolled seperately, and does not have a dominant form. So breeding two restricted greys together will not increase the chances of it passing. Hopefully that makes sense. :)

Dun-ARPG Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is exactly the answer I needed.
Thank you so much for the thorough answer!
FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this a gene you can only get from a restricted grey parent or can it pop up randomly?
KaraSkakalac Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Only from a parent :)
Jian89 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this on black, must have :la: Husky!!
SlaveToTheMocha Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Ooh I could see this getting nice with some other markings 
Takogami Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015   Digital Artist
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