Designing: Rules, Tips and Tricks (natural Padros)

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NOTE: ALTHOUGH BASED ON NORMAL GENETICS, SOME OF THESE GUIDELINES APPLY TO PADROS ONLY.
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colors:
All natural colors possible, with the exception of the pearl gene. Pearl does not appear in Padros. Most Padros naturally show a hint of pangare.

black horses: E_/aa. Dark coat with dark hair. May have a brownish, or blueish tint.
example: fav.me/d6l3sgw

bay horses: E_/A_. Brown coat with dark muzzle, legs and hair. May have a red or orange tint.
example: fav.me/d71mn6d

chestnut horses: ee/__. Brown coat with (usually) grey muzzle. Hair is the same color as coat (may be a bit darker or lighter, but not too much)
example: fav.me/d6g1ixc

seal bay horses: E_/At_. Dark coat with brown points. Dark hair, muzzle and legs.
example: fav.me/d6z0vh9

liver chestnut horses: ee/At_(applying to Padros only). Liver colored coat with slightly lighter hair. Grey muzzle.
example: fav.me/d7cz2o0

wild bay horses: E_/A+_. Slightly lighter than normal bay horses. Dark points have been interrupted.
example: fav.me/d6fu8bi

modifiers: (genes that modify the general look of the coat)

champagne (nCh or ChCh): Gives coat a more yellowish tint. Lightens the original coat.
examples: on bay: fav.me/d7tmzed (amber champagne) on chestnut: fav.me/d7gkcdj (gold champagne) on black: fav.me/d7ty4kk (classic champagne) on seal bay: fav.me/d8m8gx1 (sable champagne)

dun (nD or DD): Marks coat with dorsal stripe and leg barring. May also cause stripes on head and neck (usually only when dominant). Lightens coat only on black bases. (grullo, red dun, bay dun, etc.)
example: fav.me/d6htrwi

roan (nR or RR): Lightens torso of the horse. Head/neck, legs stay normal. (blue roan, red roan, bay roan, etc.)
example: fav.me/d6grmeo

cream (nCr): Lightens horse's coat noticeably on bays and chestnuts, and less noticeably on blacks. (buckskin, palomino-also lightens hair- smoky black, burnt buckskin)
examples: fav.me/d6il3my (buckskin) fav.me/d758x4i (palomino) fav.me/d7n5rmn (smoky black)

double cream (CrCr): Very light coats and hair. (perlino, cremello and smoky cream)
example: fav.me/d78xbqv

grey (nG or GG): Lightens the coat throughout the years and turns it into a grey, eventually nearly white color. Dappling may appear.
example: fav.me/d78xcum

pangare (nP or PP): Lightens only the underside of a horse.
example: fav.me/d6amjyc

sooty (nSty or StySty): Darkens the topline of a horse into a black/greyish color. Dappling may appear.
example: fav.me/d79ds17

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hair modifiers: modifiers that are restricted to mane and tail. (silver, flaxen, and argueably NONUS)

silver (nZ or ZZ): Lightens the hair on Bay and Black bases only, usually into a grey/white color. Does not show on Chestnut bases. Does not cause dappling in this breed.

flaxen (nf or ff): Lightens the hair on Chestnut bases only, usually into a creamy/light brown color. Does not show on Bay or Black bases. (does also show if nf in Padros)
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patterns: White markings on the coat.

regular markings: White markings on head and legs. Can appear on any coat, does not have a genotype.
example: fav.me/d83ygif

tobiano (nT or TT): White coat marking, starting from the topline. May be minimal, medium or maximal. Usually appears in lines. Must have white on all legs
example: fav.me/d83rxsg

sabino (nSb or SbSb): White coat marking, starting from the underside. May be minimal or medium (seldomly maximal) May cause badger faces.
example: fav.me/d6htrwi

splash (nSpl or SplSpl): White coat marking, similar to sabino, but with straighter, more flowing pattern. Looks as if the horse has been dipped in a pool of white. May be minimal, medium and maximal
example: fav.me/d6pu0w1

rabicano (nRb or RbRb): Small coat marking. Scratchy, white striping on the belly of a horse.
example: fav.me/d6l3i71

overo (nO only): White coat marking, starting from the center of the horse. May be minimal, medium or maximal. Usually very sharp edges.
example: fav.me/d6i85k8

appaloosa (nLp or LpLp): White coat marking, various ways of expression. This breed is restricted to spotted blanket, leopard, snowflake, snowcap (if dominant) and semi-leopard. Other forms of appaloosa are considered a fault.
examples: fav.me/d6z886a (spotted blanket) fav.me/d6gqsnk (leopard) fav.me/d6q0y17 (snowflake) fav.me/d7mxf9t (snowcap, must be LpLp) fav.me/d73yytf (semi-leopard must be LpLp)
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:new:When to add white to your horse's manes and tails.

When a horse is affected by any paint related marking (splash, tobiano, overo), the horse's mane and tail must be white where the white paint markings of the body touch the mane/tail.

Appaloosa: The only appaloosa gene affected by this rule is leopard appaloosa, all other appaloosa genes may have regular full coloured manes/tails with no white even if it is touching the white of the body. (please note this does not concern snowflake as it is just a basic marking appaloosa gene).

Exceptions: Mane modifiers of silver and flaxen can occasionally rule out any white markings in the mane (padro based modifications).

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speckling: small, colored spots on the topline of the horse. Appears in one, two or three(very rare) colors. May cause striping in the mane and colored hooves. No black or white speckling allowed. Speckling is required on every Padro Horse. Speckling can be minimal, medium or maximal. (type and amount of speckling is given in the genotype)
note: speckling may have two or one colors, + the lighter variant of one of those colors.

examples:
fav.me/d85dqg7 (minimal one color speckling with colored hooves)
fav.me/d6d4fbl (minimal two color speckling)
fav.me/d78sops (medium one color speckling)
fav.me/d6g1ixc (medium two color speckling)
fav.me/d78skd9 (maximal one color speckling)
fav.me/d6evvq7 (maximal two color speckling)

eyes: eye colors have no restrictions in this breed. Foals usually have a 66% chance of getting their parents' eye color and 33% chance of getting their own, unique color. Eye colors are not necessarily the same as speckling. (usually not, actually)

Clarification:

**Certain mutations require the speckling to be the same as the eye colour, otherwise you are free to choose what the eye colour is though USUALLY it isn't the same as the speckling colour, BUT it can be on rare occasions

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AlyssaChantre's avatar
mke since I can't find this anywhere else...if a padro has mane stripes does that mean the hooves need to be colored as well? it's what I've seen around the group and in my own design submissions but I just wanted to make sure :)
WildOracle's avatar
no, hooves and mane stripes have no correlation. Coloured hooves depend on mutations or designer preference. 
AlyssaChantre's avatar
Takai-Yubikiri's avatar
Does silver lighten or darken the mane on champagnes? o.O
Mimi-McG's avatar
Silver will always lighten the mane/tail on black and bay based horses, amber and classic champagne are no exceptions xD
Takai-Yubikiri's avatar
Ok ^^"
Just wanted to make sure since I was confusing myself lol 
Thank you~
Skypeoplephoenix732's avatar
no way, so you can have speckling colored hooves without a mutation? that's awesome!!! :la: I wondered about that but didn't think to ask
KimboKah's avatar
oh yes, that happens totally random
Skypeoplephoenix732's avatar
*unleashes slew of speckling hooves designs*
TheElvenJedi's avatar
So with greys, do they have to be dappled or is it okay to go for a more fleabitten type of grey? ^^; //is literally the worst person EVER at drawing dapples xDDD
HaloSon's avatar
You know, I was wondering that myself! Thanks for asking that!
TheElvenJedi's avatar
hehe, glad to know I'm not the only one! :P
WildOracle's avatar
Can be anything that gray can be :P even full out white. (though that generally happens at a later age)
TheElvenJedi's avatar
Phew, thank goodness! XD
KimboKah's avatar
yeah, no, go for it. As long as it's a little greyer than the usual base coat, it's all good
TheElvenJedi's avatar
Phew, thank goodness for that! XD Thanks Kim! :D
KingdomofRichGarden's avatar
What if there was an Albino Padro? ... Just wonder
WildOracle's avatar
Albino doesn't happen in horses ;)
KingdomofRichGarden's avatar
For only padros or all?.. I bet it'll rock the rare pts :D
WildOracle's avatar
All XD unless someone brings it in as a mutation itself. 
KingdomofRichGarden's avatar
Lol there's albino horses I seen on Google and equestrian websites that do have the type
WildOracle's avatar
It's called Dominant white :P It isn't a true form of Albino ;)

www.whitehorseproductions.com/…
KingdomofRichGarden's avatar
Ah ok... I swore I seen an albino horse unless it's the zebra or donkey .... Sorry ... Hey never know what may pop up sooner or later :D
rainbohoodi's avatar
How did I never see this? This will definitely help me a ton xD
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