Stripes is a marking that adds lighter or darker, hard-edged stripes on the beasts’ body.
There is no limit on the number of stripes added to the body unlike Badger for example. Only a handful of stripes could be shown or, if wanted, the whole design is covered with them.
The stripes do not have to be a single line either, they may branch off, connect with others, and so on. Holes are generally allowed too, however, they should be created by having branches that previously split up merge together again.
While the striping usually gets thinner the closer they get to the muzzle or feet, this is entirely optional and it is okay if those stripes have the same thickness as ones on the back for example.
This marking was inspired by the striping found on tigers or zebras, feel free to take them as inspiration if you have troubles designing your beast!
Relevant to: Base
Value: Lighter or Darker
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Stripes is relevant to and will always be lighter or darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Stripes must have a hard edge.
Combinations with other markings
Stripes has no maximum range.
Stripes 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!