Somatic is a marking mutation that adds big, dark gray to black patterns on the beasts’ body. The color itself can be chosen freely.
This mutation could also be considered a “reversed Pied”, as the mutation is basically the same as Pied except for the color.
The mutation will be on top of all other mutations and most markings besides those that have the same type of “Layering” as Somatic (e.g. Pied or Raindrop).
All markings that are present in the phenotype are mandatory and have to be added to the design.
Relevant to: –
Value: Dark Gray / Black
Can be white: No
Hides other genes: Yes
Quick Facts Guide
While Somatic has no set swatch feel free to use one (1) of the three (3) Night swatches available if you feel uncomfortable picking your own colors!
All swatches for our base coat colors can be found on our Base Coats and Markings page!
Somatic must have a hard edge.
Combinations with other markings
Somatic has no distinct maximum range but should not cover more than 90% of the beast.
Somatic 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!