Designing: Barring

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Bullet; White Barring is the occurrence of irregular, spotty horizontal or vertical lines that resemble the barred patterning on certain bird species.
Bullet; White  Barring can only go one of these directions, not both!
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, barring is denoted by the letters "nBr" (heterozygous) or "BrBr" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, barring has a pass rate of 50%. Homozygous barring has a 75% pass rate.


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Barring must be a darker color of your chosen base, with a minor deviation in hue. It can also be a fully desaturated color of the base, as long as it is darker. Barring may be pure black.

Dskyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a darker version of the base, or a darker and desaturated version of the base. The last color on the right shows a minor deviation in hue, and is slightly more yellow than the base itself. Notice that this small change is not overbearing.

Dskno by Matriarchs-Haunt
These colors would be unacceptable for barring. They are either lighter than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.

While barring can remain the color of the base coat, you may change the color where it crosses over other markings, such as frill below. 
Barred Color 2 by Matriarchs-Haunt


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Since barring can appear anywhere on the body, there is no minimum range diagram for it. It must cover enough of the body that it is immediately recognizable.


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Barring should resemble broken, spotty lines. Be careful that it doesn't look too similar to spotting or speckling. This can be avoided by making sure the spots aren't too large or too small, and that they are positioned in more uniform lines. 

This ketucari displays the maximum size of barring spots:
Amaterasu 757 by Matriarchs-Haunt

:new: as of 7/14/18
The orange areas below may have barring running horizontally and vertically to follow the contours of the body, even if the rest of the barring in the design is strictly one or the other.
1ad22bb288557e7ae8cb47622c71ad86 by Matriarchs-Haunt

The Do's & Don'ts

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Barring should have noticeable breaks in between the spots. Barring should also come down from the topline.
D4b02e70bb32030fb1f6cb49363b7120 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Barring should not run in a connected line, nor should it resemble chunky stripes. As well, avoid making
barring spots look like squiggly lines. 
Barno by Matriarchs-Haunt

Here are some real world examples of barring for inspiration:……

Interaction with Other Markings

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Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over barring.
Bullet; White Barring can be influenced by inferno, radiancevapor, and segment.


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Here are some small accents you can add to your designs to make them more unique!

Bullet; White Barring can subtly fade into the coat, and/or have a subtle gradient.

Orpheus 444 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Barring spots may have slight "watermarks" around the edges, such as the ketucari below. 
Tael 571 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Barring spots may have a textured edges:
Crunch 1356 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Barring and Strand may interact, creating a broken Strand line

Lysandra 719 by Matriarchs-Haunt

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Can barring go from left to right?