Unders is a marking that adds lighter or darker colored patches of color along the underside of the beast. Whereas breaks between different patches along the body are fine, no area covered with Unders should have holes in it!
There is also the option of creating a two-toned Unders, which basically adds an additional second color. Both colors used have to be relative to each other, so you cannot use two entirely different ones! On top of that, the edge of the added color may be soft and blend into the other Unders color. The second color must be lighter in this case though, so neither Siamese nor Tar are accidentally imitated.
The color of it can be pure white (HEX: #FFFFFF, RGB: rgb(255,255,255)) but slightly off-white colors are okay too as long as it is still recognizable as white, looks natural and is not overly yellow or blue.
Relevant to: Base
Value: Lighter or Darker
Can be white: Yes
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Unders is relevant to and will always be lighter or darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Alternatively, Unders may be white as well, no matter the base coat color. This includes using pure white (HEX: #FFFFFF, RGB: rgb(255,255,255)) as well as slightly off-white colors as long as they are still recognizable as white, look natural and are not overly yellow or blue.
Feel free to use the following swatch one if you feel uncomfortable picking your own colors!
Please open the sta.sh link by clicking on the swatch and save the image, as taking colors from screenshots or copy-pasted versions might influence the colors. This often leads us to not being able to find the corresponding color on the swatch, and we have to send your design to corrections!
Unders must have a hard edge.
Instead of using one (1) color for the entire Unders, two-toned Unders uses two (2). Both colors must be relative to each other; you may not use colors that are too different from each other!
The layering of both colors is relatively free, except if you decide to give the second color a soft edge. In this case, the additional color may not go past the other one and has to stay within its area. Additionally, the base color must be darker than the one blended into it. This is to avoid beind able to accidentally imitate either Siamese or Tar!
Combinations with other markings
Unders 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!