Streak is a marking that adds a darker colored stripe on the beasts’ face. At minimum, a single stripe must run from the eye to the corner of the mouth and touch both.
While the stripe may not have any breaks breaking it apart, the general thickness of the stripe does not matter. It is entirely fine if it starts thicker around the eye and gets thinner the closer it gets to the mouth!
Additionally, Streak may start as a single line and branch off into multiple lines towards the other end. Neither does it have to go straight from the eye to the corner of the mouth! As long as both ends connect to these areas it can create various shapes and forms on its way.
This marking was inspired by the so called “tear streak” usually found on cheetahs, 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
Streak is relevant to and will always be darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Streak must have a hard edge.
Combinations with other markings
Streak has no maximum range.
Streak has no distinct minimum range, but must be present in a noticeable way (at least a single line that connects the eye to the corner of the mouth) 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!