Jackal is a marking that adds a small, hard-edged and darker colored blanket on top of the beast.
It is similar to Garter, however, has a small range and allows for darker colors only.
Additionally, the marking has the option of so called “Jackal streaks”, which are thin and lighter colored streaks inside the blanket. These are not mandatory though and can be left away!
This marking was inspired by Black-Backed Jackals, feel free to take them as inspiration if you have troubles designing your beast!
Relevant to: Base
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Jackal is relevant to and will always be darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Jackal must have a hard edge.
Jackal streaks are very thin streaks added in top of the blanket. This feature is optional and does not have to be added!
They are relevant to and will always be lighter than the base coat color of the beast and may have either a hard or slightly soft edge. It is not allowed to make them too soft and blend them into the blanket, we must be able to see a clear edge despite it being soft!
Combinations with other markings
Jackal 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!