Coat colors
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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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For markings, "anything from the color slider", does that mean a hazel can have red markings, for example, or is it just the color slider on the hazel side?
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Not an admin, but all common coats use the same marking colors! So yes as long as the basecoat is from the hazel slider, the marking colors can be from any of the common sliders
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it says my kukuri is "crepuscular" what does that mean?
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AkinaTakesoraHobbyist 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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beuxpatawnHobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! i was looking for what it meant , this helped a lot!
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YuareiStudent 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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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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YuareiStudent General Artist
Okay thanks !
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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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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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TheFlamebreathHobbyist 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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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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TheFlamebreathHobbyist General Artist
So breeding domxnon dom grants higher chances of passing raven than, say, non domxnon dom?
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Is there a limit as to how desaturated markings and basecolors can be without the haze gene?
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Markings can be as desaturated as you want, but basecolor must be clearly visible the color it represents ^^
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XenoraptorsHobbyist 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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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!
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LadyOf7SinsHobbyist 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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Fixed, thank you!
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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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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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