Avian is a marking that adds horizontal, lighter or darker, hard-edged streaks or extremely oval spotting on your beasts’ body.
There is one key difference between this marking and Spotting however: those spots have to recreate stripes running from the top of the design down towards the underside.
Be careful to not imitate Stripes either though by putting the spots too close together! There should be a decently sized space between each of them. This space can vary of course, and some spots may be further away than others. As long as it loosely looks like a stripe it is good to go!
Usually, the streaks will get thinner the closer the marking gets to the feet or muzzle. However, this is entirely optional and it is okay if they have the same size throughout the design!
Relevant to: Base
Value: Lighter or Darker
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Avian is relevant to and will always be lighter or darker than the base coat color of the beast.
All stripes must have a hard edge.
Avian vs Stripes and Spotting
Avian will always consist of spots recreating a stripe.
Be careful when putting those spots close together! If they are too close and basically glued together you run at risk of imitating Stripes:
On the other hand, if the spots are too far away from each other, placed rather random and not really recreating a stripe you run at risk of imitating Spotting:
Combinations with other markings
Avian has no maximum range.
Avian has no distinct minimum range, but must be present in a noticeable way on the beast.
Feel free to search for this marking in our CaveSpeaker gallery to get some inspiration or a better grasp of the marking.
However, be careful of old designs as they might be illegal by now due to previous rule changes!
Please do not just copy existing designs either, as those are the property of their designer!