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Journal Entry: Thu Sep 10, 2015, 11:58 AM
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foxiana321 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I just got a Geno for a tundra that is marked, collared, greying, snow roan, and has accents. I've read over each trait individually but I really dunno where to start as some of these traits would overlap and I don't know how to approach that
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Ezilyn Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I can help break it down for you C:

Snow roan = Tundra with roan, so your base coat is Tundra.

Greying;  Your tokota can be either fully desaturated, or only small portions desaturated! It's typically easiest just to design them entirely desaturated c:
Marked; You'll need to show at least minimum marked on your design, the base import has you covered there!
Collared; Can be over or under accents and marked, and should be under Roan~
Accents; Just need to be outside the range of minimum white c: Can go over, or under marked. Minimum marked has to be visible / has to show over accents and minimum white, though!
Roan; This is the one that'll be hardest to work with, roan shows over all of your other markings except Marked!

In many cases most guides will have an "Interaction" section that can help you figure out how to layer things~
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foxiana321 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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ChrissyBird Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Hi design admins. Could you help me please? 
Id love to somehow have my oc as a tokota what genes, base coat and markings would i need to look for so i can keep watch to create her? 

Wolf Abbie Lines By Chickenbusiness  by ChrissyBird  my OC abbie in her wolf state
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Peep1897 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say Marked collared dun brown with accents, bearmarks, black points, saddle, pangare, and flecking
That should get you the look your after
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ChrissyBird Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks peep
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Eva26x Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can a marking be “hidden”? Like not showing on the import but its in the geno
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Furreon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. The only way to "hide" some markings or parts of them are with other genes that are able to hide those markings, for example like seal, piebald or vitiligo.
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TimberLakeLaneEC Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
i got a geno that has both floppy and rose ears listed as a physical trait, which line would i use?
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2019
You can use either floppy ears, rose ears or none of them! 
Just in the import they would be listed as carrier when you submit it to DC. 
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TimberLakeLaneEC Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
ah! thank you so much for the speedy reply c: 
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lost-coati Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2019  Hobbyist
very late, but you could also use one of each! or one of floppy/rose, and one normal c:
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TimberLakeLaneEC Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! thank you! :D i think ill do that next time! 
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Miss-Nymph Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are we allowed to slightly edit the lines on the templates? for example, I'm designing a Yeti and I want to be able to show her eye color, so I would need to slightly part the bangs over the eyes to show it. Do i need to apply a small item to do so or is that allowed?
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avic-avic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can do line edits by applying small/large items which are found in the trading post! By using a large/small item you will just have to submit via soul pool
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SparkyShinobi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know we no longer have the weights listed on the imports, but what are the weight ranges for Akotas?
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NorthPaws Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can find the weight ranges if all builds here

www.deviantart.com/tokotas/jou…
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SparkyShinobi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much. I was on mobile and having a devil of a time looking through everything!
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SheeJrainboH Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
do I have to use the digital templates you guys gave me? I'm not a digital artist and I can't download them onto my computer 
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AaydenSmith Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2019
Yes, the import templates must to be used to submit a tokota to be officially used in the group. If you are unable to make the design yourself you can ask another user to design it for you, usually for some sort of trade - or the group offers design services to qualifying people as well - the requirements and applications for that are over here: Design Den - 2018-2019 [OPEN]
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SheeJrainboH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok thank you I was already told and put my stuff in the design den 
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tubachic Featured By Owner May 3, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Are there lines for short manes with tall ears I didn't see it in the import files
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Ezilyn Featured By Owner May 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, there is~ They're listed as "Large" as opposed to Tall c:
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tubachic Featured By Owner May 5, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Oh ok Thanks so much ^^
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Wolf31707 Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2019  Student General Artist
My device doesn't support psd files, is there anywhere I could download the Tokota base lines as a png? 

I need the lines for dire build with sphinx mane and floppy ears

And the regular mane, regular build lines
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The-Nerd01 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Is it possible to change the base coat of a geno? And if so, how?
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
 As in changing from tundra to black? Unfortunately it is not possible. 
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The-Nerd01 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Student Digital Artist
That's too bad, thanks for the speedy reply though!
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loreclub847 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Student General Artist
Congratulations!
You have adopted the following tokota:

1) Male, Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/Tt/nC/nA/nG/nPb/nP+l/nDp
Collared greying tawny piebald with accents, liver points and dapples
comments.deviantart.com/1/6388…

Please note that you are no longer allowed to adopt a Tokota from the Adoption Center.
This comment is your proof of ownership.

If you are unable to design your tokota or afford a design commission, visit Design Den to request a design. 

How would I see the design of my Tokota? :3
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2019
Hiya! 
What you adopted is a genotype or "geno", a blank or MYO to put it simply. What is listed is: the puppies markings(Collared greying, piebald with accents, liver points and dapples), basecoat(tawny), the gender(male) and heirarchy (submissive). 

What you to get now is to get a design. Which can be done in 3 ways, design yourself, find someone to design the pup for you or head over to design den (design den can be found via cycling journals hub linked on the front page).

I also strongly recommend you to read over this journal as it helps you get started and will answer hopefully answer many of the questions you may have. Hope this helps!
  Newbie Resources and Getting StartedHello! Welcome to Tokotas!

Below is our best attempt at explaining what tokotas are and what awesomeness you can get up to with them! Tokotas is a large and active group with lots to do, so we recommend you read this journal in chunks rather than trying to get through it all at once for best results.
First of all, what are these things?
Tokotas are giant mammals similar to bear-dog hybrids. They're rideable and come in lots of different shapes and colors. They can be used for in-game events like activities, breeding, and shows, or kept as a personal OC, or both!

Tokotas are not free to create; you must purchase, win, breed, or be gifted one in-game.
Our number one priority is to make Tokotas as inclusive as possible, as well as being fun for all members! There are ZERO minimum activity rules (you will not be kicked out for being inactive), ZERO reference ru
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General-Radon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is the difference between the different backgrounds? I understand the difference between the foggy/sunrise/aurora/alpha aurora but whats the difference between the places? Can I just choose any of them, or do they dictate something about where my tokota lives? Is it dependent on the parents at all?
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019
There are only 2 types of backgrounds that can be initially and are already preset on most imports. 
The snow : 
Ace of Clubs 37499 by TotemSpirit
And brown: 
Corvus 37500 by TotemSpirit

The alpha aurora(blue or orange seen in here: Passage of the Alpha) can only be obtained when your toko has achieved alpha status.

Any other background variations you see can only be used when you have a siksrinik stone. You can find out more about them here: Tokotas USD Sale 2018 [CLOSED]

The backgrounds are not dependent on the parent at all and youre free to choose. ^^ 

Hope this helps!
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General-Radon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does! Thank you
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Everrn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
Hi I’m not sure how to get the normal tokotas lines, i couldn’t find them.
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
they're in the
"Tokotas Official Import Templates" >> !Normal Build template >> Natural mane + Phys traits >> 1.Natural Mane Tokota Import template (first one)
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Everrn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
Yeah lol I just figured it out, when I went their I didn’t see a preview for it so I just assumed there wasn’t one
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PinkDovess Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
i cant download lines from the google docs, is the anyway i could get the short mane psd over like a stash
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TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not an admin, but I do have the short mane template saved and I could try and send you a sta.sh link? :)

Which one do you need, the normal build? :)
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PinkDovess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
problem already solved sorry!
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TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, just thought I'd chip in since I didn't see anyone else had replied! Glad you got it sorted though :la:
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Shiningstarofwinter Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
//slides in quietly
Is it possible for pups/grandpups from this fellow to have his coloring for base, collar and blanket?
Hoto 5593
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MarcieIIa Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you didnt link the kiddo (;
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Shiningstarofwinter Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an idiot sometimes XD
/goes to edit the comment
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Litleocub0722 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So I was wondering, how would a restricted seal with piebald work?

I'm unsure of how to design it. Would I still need to cover 50% of the tokota with piebald?
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Toast-Tails Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Is there any way anyone could get me the base as transparent, with the background and linearts separate? I use my iPad to draw and it just won’t accept it ;0;
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lightningspam Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I'm afraid that's something you'd need to ask another member to assist you with <8D You could also always see if you could get it designed in the design den or by another user! x3
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PearlJelly Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
hey i stumbled apon your comment 
you should try using medibang i belive they have it for ipad as well but i may be wrong 
i know it accepts psd 
i designed one of my tokotas on there 
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Zeevoid Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having a hard time with the Normal Build, Natural Mane template. There's a glitched out submissive base showing below the average base, despite that group of layers being hidden. Also the Mane and Markings layers for the average base don't show up on the actual base. I can see an area blocked out for the mane in the layer's thumbnail, but there's no mane, even when I paintbucket to an obvious color. Please help :c
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Zeevoid Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind. Figured it out. The layering of the groups is a little confusing, sorry.
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CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can more than one person design a tokota? Like two people collaborate on a single design, one doing x genes and the other does y genes that the first person can't do and make passable
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