without any modifications, all Rikshiramayans are Rust coloured, with mid-green eyes and brown leathery skin. their hair may be slightly lighter or slightly darker but it doesn’t vary much. their inner ear is always white because they were used to signal over distance in the red desert.Extension
[E] this gene in either hetero or homozygous form turns the skin a dark brown colour with darker leathers and no change to the eyes.Agouti
[A] effectively removes the extension colour from the central body. is expressed to a lesser extent with A-
but this is recessive to A.Dust
[D] lightens the overall skin colour and makes the eyes more yellow. homozygous is stronger than heterozygous.Stone
[St] takes the majority of red pigment from the skin, replacing it with dusky grey colours. turns the eyes blue and the leathers a dark grey.Dust/Stone combination
any combination of the Dust and Stone genes result in a very pale skin colour with dark hair. the eyes are an aqua green and the leathers are a brown colour.Mask
[M] makes the points and hair darker and changes the eyes orange. distinguishable from Agouti by the solid markings, eye colour and leather colour.Tarnish
[T] darkens appearance overall. eyes and leathers are not affected.Polish
[P] lightens the central body, leaving extremities and muzzle darker with rings around the eyes and dark ears.
in all of these genes, the heterozygous form is less extensive than the homozygous form. stripes in combinations create really whacky patterns. white turns the leathers it sits over pink but does not effect hair.Bleached Hair
[Bl] lightens the hair. Tanned Hair
[Tn] darkens the hair. Marble
[Ma] makes rounded swirling stripes. centred over the large muscle masses like thighs and shoulders.Bengal
[Be] makes thin waving stripes. centred over the forearms, shins, shoulders and face. always creates a rim around the ear.Zebra
[Ze] makes thick, angular stripes. centred over the back and bottom. usually patterns the face and where possible frames the eyes.Mackerel
[Mk] makes thin, dotted stripes. centred over arms and back, does not cross the dorsal line along the body.Pale
[Pa] makes the stripes lighter.Multiply
[Mp] makes the stripes darker.Fade
[F] makes the stripes fade towards the ventral line.White
[W] bleaches colour from the skin entirely. spreads from digits, muzzle, under the eyes, tail tip, chest and pubic areas. can cover the whole body.Soft
[S] blurs the edges of white. can make it seem like the stripes cross into the white.
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