Tapir is a marking that adds lighter or darker colored, hard-edged horizontal stripes and spots on the beasts’ upper body.
The stripes can be on the thicker or thinner side and may vary in thickness throughout the design. However, they should not imitate Badger in any way, so be careful when designing the beast!
Spotting should generally be elongated and be more like tiny stripes rather than spots. Actual spots should be kept minimal and, if present, form a line with the other stripes and elongated spots. Do not add any random spotting somewhere, as this would imitate Spotting!
All stripes and spots will always run horizontally too, by design they can nowhere be vertical like Stripes, not even in areas close to the legs.
This marking was inspired by the distinct marking found on young tapirs, 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
Tapir is relevant to and will always be lighter or darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Tapir must have a hard edge.
Combinations with other markings
Tapir 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!