Sable is a marking that adds a soft, darker colored blanket on top of the beast. It will always start on the top and move down towards the underside.
This blanket may not have any holes or be broken up into multiple pieces and show only on the head and the rump for example! If the majority of it shows in different, far away places on the beast, there needs to be some sort of connection between them.
It is not necessary for the edge to be clearly visible and, just like Dust, it is allowed to blend the edges fully so the transition between marking and base coat color is no longer discernable.
Relevant to: Base
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Sable is relevant to and will always be darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Sable must have a soft edge.
Dashes of Light
Optionally, up to three (3) so called “Dashes of Light” may be added somwhere on Sable. They may not cover more than 20% of Sable and should always have a lighter color relevant to the base coat color.
Just like Sable itself, the dashes must be soft edged. This edge should be really soft and blended though, like in the third (3rd) example image shown above under “Edges”.
Combinations with other markings
Sable 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!