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Sun Feb 7, 2016, 9:17 AM




Coats and marking colors guide by Kuku-ri


Kukuris come in total of 7 base colors; Crimson, Amber, Hazel, Pearl, Raven, Jade and Azure. Out of three of those, Crimson Amber and Hazel are the most common, Pearl and Raven uncommon, and Jade and Azure rare.

BREEDING COMMON COLORS


Crimson, Amber, Hazel

Breeding Crimson with Crimson will always result Crimson, same with Hazel. However, breeding Hazel with Crimson may create Amber, and breeding Amber with anything may create either Crimson or Hazel pups too.

BREEDING UNCOMMON COLORS


Pearl, Raven

Pearl and Raven are colors that negate each other - this means that two of them can never appear in same Kuku. They share the same rarity, and if bred together the pup will result either of them with 50% chance. As whole though they are quite rare, and since they're required for Jade and Azure, it makes those colors the rarest of all.


BREEDING RARE COLORS


Jade, Azure

Jade and Azure are sought out colors for the luxurious hue. To breed Jade you have to breed Amber with Pearl, and to breed Azure you need to breed Amber with Raven. Breeding these colors to anything else than to themselves may create basically any colored pup from the list.



HOW DO THE COLORS WORK?


Genotype always starts with the Kukuri's color. If the letters are small, that means that it is not present in the genotype. A small first letter means that the gene is present as a non-dominant form (Aa), and when both letters are big it means that the gene is dominant (AA). Knowing this, the colors respond to following letters:


Aa/ee: This means that the kukuri is CRIMSON, as Aa corresponds the crimson color.
aa/Ee: This means that the kukuri is HAZEL, as Ee corresponds to the hazel color.
aa/ee/Xx: Means the Kukuri is RAVEN. Xx correspons to the raven color, and when neither Aa nor Ee is present, it means it's pure raven.
aa/ee/Oo: is the same as raven, but PEARL color.

However, these colorations can be mixed, and that is when things get interesting. Basically any combination of letters is possible EXCEPT Raven and Pearl cannot appear in the same genoline.

Aa/Ee: When both Crimson and Hazel are present, they create AMBER.
Aa/ee/Xx or aa/Ee/Xx: When either Crimson OR Hazel, but not both, and Raven is present, they create EBON coloration. This is darker variation of the Crimson/Hazel, depending on which one is present.
Aa/ee/Oo or aa/Ee/Oo: Same as Ebon, but when Pearl is present they create VELVET, which is lighter version of the Crimson/Hazel.

A rare color occurs when all the colors are present, expect Pearl and Raven cannot occur in the same geno.

Aa/Ee/Xx: When Crimson, Hazel and Raven are present, they create AZURE coloration.
Aa/Ee/Oo: When Crimson, Hazel and Pearl are present, they create JADE coloration.

That means if you desire to breed for a rare coat, when combined the parents must have Aa, Ee, and either Xx or Oo. Breeding an Amber and Raven/Pearl is one occasion, but you can also breed an Ebon/Velvet Crimson and Ebon/Velvet Hazel to achieve the same effect!




WHAT IF ONLY ONE OF THE COMMON COLORS

PASS WITH AN UNCOMMON?


When breeding with uncommon colors and up, it's not too rare to meet a gene where either Hazel or Crimson did not pass, but Pearl or Raven did. These create Velvet and Ebon colors.


Velvet and ebon by Kuku-ri



Velvet lightens the coat without making it completely white, and is dominated by the Pearl gene. 

Ebon darkens the coat to almost black (but not black), and is dominated by the Raven gene.

This only affects Hazel and Crimson colors. Notice that the markings are unaffected!



HOW ARE THE MARKINGS LAYERED?


Markings can be layered in any way you desire, with few rules!

1. A marking can't be both over and under something. For example something like Dalmatian can't both be shown gradually go under smoke, and have clear dalmatian spots over it too.
2. A marking that states it's color as "White" always goes over any other markings!



ARE THERE GENES THAT CHANGE THE COAT COLORING?


Yes! These are called Haze, which greys out the coat almost completely, Candied, which pastel outs the colours of the Kuku, and Iridescent with saturates the coat and makes it glimmer to the similiar effect of magpies or colibris.



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:iconbeuxpatawn:
beuxpatawn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it says my kukuri is "crepuscular" what does that mean?
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AkinaTakesora Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
It means that your kukuri is primarily awake during twilight.
When you make the import of your kukuri there are three background choices: Diurnal, Crepuscular and Nocturnal. You will have to pick the crepuscular one.

But that doesn't mean you can't draw your kukuri being active during day or night. It is mainly affecting the gathering activity as crepuscular kukuri gain a slight bonus for gathering crepuscular plants. 

I hope I could clear this up ;v;/
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:iconbeuxpatawn:
beuxpatawn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! i was looking for what it meant , this helped a lot!
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Yuarei Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Student General Artist
I have a question ! If one of the kuku is albino is breeding with a crimson/ebon crimson, will the baby become velvet or ?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019
Albino is a mutation, it's not a color gene of the coat ´v`/ So the pups would be crimson or ebon crimson + whatever color the albino really is, unless the albino mutation passes and makes them white.
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Yuarei Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Student General Artist
Okay thanks !
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yingyangletsa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
I'm confused about the sentence:black and white can be used with any basecolor, what is meant by this? Does it refer to minimal black and white or does it mean that marking colors are allowed to be black and white on any basecolor? 
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
It is referring to marking color in general! You can use black/grey/white for them regardless of basecoat color unless the rules for the marking specify otherwise! o/
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yingyangletsa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019
Thank you :3
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TheFlamebreath Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I have a question!

When breeding AA/Ee/XX with Aa/Ee/Xx, is there still a chance for pups without /Xx? If so, what is the advantage od dominant raven anyway?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
The advantage of dom raven is that there's a small chance for it to throw dominant raven (even without the kuku it is being mated to having raven) and a better pass rate. That's pretty much it. You can still end up with pups without the raven gene unfortunately but the chances are lower than that if you bred two non-dominant ravens.
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TheFlamebreath Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So breeding domxnon dom grants higher chances of passing raven than, say, non domxnon dom?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Yup.
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Cerasyl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist
Is there a limit as to how desaturated markings and basecolors can be without the haze gene?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Markings can be as desaturated as you want, but basecolor must be clearly visible the color it represents ^^
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:iconxenoraptors:
Xenoraptors Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I have a raven kukuri am I allowed to base coat it with black and smoke it with purple? Or can I only base it with purple and smoke it with black?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Smoke can basically be any color from the marking color slider, it doesn't have to be darker ^^ If you pick basecolor from raven basecolor slider and the marking from marking slider you should be good!

In future though, please post questions to our  Questions and answers
Please post any questions and concerns below! We will get to you as soon as possible!
 journal please!
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LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
("except" not "expect" in How do the colors work? part)
(...you can delete my comment afterwards or something ^u^')
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Fixed, thank you!
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DuskorLunda1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2017
If a baby kukuri was hazel and had the geno aa/EE and its parents were Amber and Jade would it be able to use colors off the Amber and Jade color spectrum? 
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
Only pearls and ravens can use the colors of their parents! Hazel can use only hazel color range, as well as white and black.
Although, you can use paint to add markings of your choosing color on kukuri when it hits Known rank!
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DuskorLunda1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
Thanks!
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:iconladyof7sins:
LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if a baby Kuku is born with aa/ee (for example from breeding two Aa/Ee ambers)?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
If you breed two ambers(Aa/Ee) together, pups will have one combination from those, either Aa/ee=crimson, aa/Ee=hazel, or Aa/Ee=amber. If the letters are both lowercase it means the basecolor gene didn't inherit to pups. So aa/ee is only possible if there is uncommon basecolor on parent, either Xx=raven or Oo=pearl, that inherits for pup. Genotype for raven would be aa/ee/Xx and for pearl aa/ee/Oo. Also aa/ee/ will always be listed on every genotypes start, were they inherited or not ^^

if you have more questions, please head to our Questions and answers journal, thanks<3
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Please direct the questions to the Questions and answers journal!
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:iconneraengem:
NeraEngem Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If I was to breed a crimson to a jade, there would be a high chance of it having crimson pups correct? 
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
The odds are more in favour of the pups being crimson yes, as both the crimson parent and the jade one have genes for crimson ^^
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shadowangely Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
if a raven geno as an azure parent can it have green colored markings or does it have to be blue markings ?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
If raven kuku had jade parent, then green hues would be possible. Azure is more blueish/purpleish markings 
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shadowangely Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
oh ok just wanted to double check cause it says if they had a jade or azure then can have blue or green so it sounded like they could use both hues if parent is atleast jade or azure and i didnt wanna design him but then have to change him X3
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Sakamerel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So if I have an Amber geno can the markings be along the crimson and hazel color spectrum as long as the base color for the body is Amber?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
All basecolours can use common colours for markings, but yes your base needs to be following the allowed amber colours.
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KiddWulf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! So I got my geno and it is just Amber Aa/Ee. Like what color would the horn and eyes be? The parents are Northern Alpha(I'm not sure what that means? though?) Any ideas?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
You can pick the color from the big common base marking slider, amber slider; or use white, grey or black!
Northern alphas are fillers in eggo baby lineages(they are needed to be filled in lineage though!), so once you're choosing eyecolor to your kukuri, you pick it from grandparents.
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KiddWulf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, got ya ;)
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shadowangely Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
can a raven kuku use colors from the pearl color slider ? or only from the common base colors
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Black, white and grey can be used freely on any base color!<3
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StudioShadows Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering: it says that Pearl and Raven negate each other, and if both pass then RNG decides which one is represented in the genotype. If the chimera mutation occurs, would pearl and raven still negate each other, or would they both pass, since chimera allows two different base coats?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
If they pass on their own sides, then it can create raven/pearl chimera! There's actually one of these in game already - Zaria 345
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StudioShadows Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thank you!
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Soljem Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I just have a quick question on dominant base colors...

If a parent with dominant Raven ( aa/ee/XX ) breeds with a kuku that doesn't have the 'X' gene ( ex. Aa/Ee )
Would all the pups from the breeding get an X? Or is there a chance that X won't pass at all?

Asking 'cause my last breeding only 1 of 4 pups has an 'X' passed when mom was dominant 'X' ;u;
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Dominant gene doesn't mean automatic pass - it makes the chance of it inheriting better, but it's possible that it doesn't inherit to the pups ^^
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Soljem Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Gotcha, thank you for clearing that up!
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:icondovahcourts:
DovahCourts Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I adopted a Kukuri and I saw nDa...what's nDa?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
nDa is the genetic code for dalmatian. 
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:iconeviregecht:
EviRegecht Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A quick question...
Is it possible to achieve a Raven/ Pearl by breeding common colors ?
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Kuku-ri Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Nope. If you want to breed raven or pearl, the Oo or Xx gene needs to already be in the geno. Aka either an ebon or velvet colour or bred to another raven or pearl.
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EviRegecht Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay ^^
I already thought that, but I thought I should ask since asking doesn't cost anything x3
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Werewolf2364 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have adopted a kukuri and it's color is smoked amber, what do you think that would be closest to on the color scale? Would it be more of a dark color, or at the meet point of the dark and the light? (Sorry if this is confusing...)
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