Shield (Rare Markings)



Shield is a marking that adds hard-edged, darker colored and v- or u-shaped stripes on the beasts’ body. While the outside edge of the v- / u-shaped stripes must be hard-edged, the inside may be soft-edged as well!
The shape of this stripe must be like a V or U, as the original idea behind this marking is to add a dark colored rim to the edge of the feathers. However, since our imports do not show every single feather Terror Birds have we decided to keep the marking simple and indipendant from the actual feathers.
Additionally, there is the option of adding a lighter colored, soft-edged so called inner filling comparable to the inner shading of Clouded Leopard. This filling should stay within the v- / u-shaped stripe.
This marking was inspired by the singled laced coloration found on chickens and other birds, feel free to take them as inspiration if you have troubles designing your beast!



Relevant to: Base
Value: Darker
Edge: Soft or Hard
Breaks: Yes
Holes: No
Fading: No
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s Choice
Hides other genes: No

Quick Facts Guide



V- / u-shaped stripe
The v- / u-shaped stripe is relevant to and will always be darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Inner filling
The inner filling is relevant to and will always be lighter than the base coat color of the beast.



V- / u-shaped stripe
The outside of the v- / u-shaped stripe must have a hard edge while the inside must have a hard or soft edge.
EdgeIlluHard EdgeIlluSoft1 EdgeIlluSoft2 EdgeIlluSoft3
Inner filling
The inner filling must have a soft edge.
EdgeIlluSoft1 EdgeIlluSoft2 EdgeIlluSoft3


Design Notes

Edges of the v- / u-shaped stripe
The outside edge must be hard edged, while the inner edge may be either hard- or soft-edged:

Example 1 – Both inner and outer part of the outer line are hard-edged

Example 2 – The outer part of the outer line is hard edged while the inside is soft-edged


Combinations with other markings



Maximum Range
Shield has no maximum range.
Minimum Range
Shield has no distinct minimum range, but must be present in a noticeable way and cover at least 30% of the beast.


Good examples:



Example coming soon!

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!