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Marking Genes

Basic White Markings
Basic White Markings consist of your normal face and leg markings that can be found in Horse Trader Horses, Created Goldbloods, and most user-bred horses. These white markings are inherited like any other marking, although they do not have a specific gene on the genetics page. Your horse can only have basic white markings if their parents also have basic white markings, which may be covered by other markings such as paint markings or special face markings found below.
Paint Marking Genes
Sabino This gene is responsible for the sabino paint pattern. Sabino markings are usually lace-like with a softer, speckled appearance. This marking is dominant, so it shows whether it is homozygous or heterozygous. It is dominant over Overo and Tobiano markings. There are 20 regular sabino patterns and 5 modifier versions (M1) which come from Glistening Snowballs. A horse with a modified sabino gene is called a Snowball.
Overo Overo markings can take a variety of patterns from frame (body) markings to splash/minimal (legs/face) markings. These are usually rougher edged than Sabino markings. This is dominant, so will show whether homozygous or heterozygous. Sabino will override this marking! Overo will override Tobiano. In addition, FFH does NOT have a lethal white overo trait. There are 20 regular overo patterns and 5 modifier versions (M1) which come from Spilled Paint. A horse with a modified overo gene is called a Splash.
Tobiano Tobiano markings tend to have soft, rounded edges. They are heavier across the barrel of the horse and usually cross the back. It is not uncommon for tobiano horses to have solid or minimally marked legs and/or faces. This is dominant, so will show whether homozygous or heterozygous. Both Sabino and Overo will override this marking! There are 20 regular tobiano patterns and 5 modifier (M1) patterns which come from Rusty Figurine. A horse with a modified tobiano gene is called a Scrappy.
Tovero Tovero is a mix of Tobiano and Overo colorations. Tovero will always show up on horses with homozygous Tobiano and Overo and may also show up on horses that are heterozygous (or higher) for both markings.
Face Marking Genes
Masque Masque is a special type of face marking that comes in several variations. These markings are obtained using the Courtly Masque item. Recessive horses will never pass the gene, while horses who are Moderate or Strong will accordingly have a chance of displaying the marking.
Badger Badger is a special type of face marking based on the realistic badger face markings. It comes in six variations. These markings are obtained using the Badger Bait item. Recessive horses will never pass the gene, while horses who are Moderate or Strong will accordingly have a chance of displaying the marking.
Mustache Mustache is a special type of face marking which creates white snips resembling a milk mustache. It can be added to a horse using the Santa's Snack item. Recessive horses will never pass the gene, while horses who are Moderate or Strong will accordingly have a chance of displaying the marking.
Common Marking Genes
Birdcatcher This gene gives horses white spots and speckles on their coat. It can vary from minimal spotting, to heavy spotting. This marking can be given using the Dreamcatcher item. This gene is semi-dominant. A horse who is homozygous will always show the marking, while a horse who is heterozygous only has a chance to show it.
Rabicano This gene causes roaning and flecking around the flank or barrel of the horse. It can be very minimal to fairly extreme. This marking can be given using the Pixie Powder item. This gene is semi-dominant. A horse who is homozygous will always show the marking, while a horse who is heterozygous only has a chance to show it.
BendOr This gene causes dark spots to appear on the horse. They can vary in size and are usually softer looking than the white Birdcatcher markings. This marking can be given using the Lump Of Coal item. This gene is semi-dominant. A horse who is homozygous will always show the marking, while a horse who is heterozygous only has a chance to show it.
Frosting Frosting is a marking that adds white streaks or highlights in a horse's mane and tail, often referred to as "frosting". It can be added to a horse by using the Frost In item. A horse who is homozygous will always show the marking, while a horse who is heterozygous only has a chance to show it.
Silly Stocking Silly Stocking is a marking that allows you to have higher "socks" on a horse's leg markings. It can be added to a horse by using the Silly Stocking item. Horses who have this marking have a chance to pass it on and also have a higher chance of passing on more white leg markings in general. (Including normal stockings, half stockings, and tall socks.)
Blue Eyes This gene causes blue eyes on horses. It is not related to the blue eyes caused by some paint patterns. It can be added to a horse by using the Skyscope item. A horse who is homozygous will always show the marking, while a horse who is heterozygous only has a chance to show it.
Rare Marking Genes
Brindle This gene causes white striping (brindling) to appear on the body of the horse. It can vary in intensity from subtle to quite strong. It can be added to a horse by using the Candy Cane item. This gene is recessive. It will ONLY show when a horse is homozygous, but heterozygous horses can pass it to their offspring.
Streak This gene causes striping to appear on the body of the horse. It is very similar to brindle but in a darker color. It can vary in intensity from subtle to quite strong. It can be added to a horse by using the Sketching Stix item. This gene is recessive. It will ONLY show when a horse is homozygous, but heterozygous horses can pass it to their offspring.
Lace This gene causes white cobwebbing, also known as lace, to appear on the back or body of the horse. It can vary from faint white lacy marks across the dorsal zone to bolder white marks that resemble reverse dappling. It can be added to a horse by using the Amore Charm item. This gene is recessive. It will ONLY show when a horse is homozygous, but heterozygous horses can pass it to their offspring.
Pangare This is a marking that will show up on most colors excluding double dilute Cream, Black, Blue Roan, and Silver variants of either of those. There are three different levels of it (minimal, moderate, maximum) and two different sets of the marking depending on what color a horse is. Red-based horses (and buckskin) will show the 'Light' variants while bay-based horses will show 'Dark' variants.

It can be added using the Primordial Relic item. This gene is semi-dominant. A horse who is homozygous will always show the marking, while a horse who is heterozygous only has a chance to show it.
Sooty This gene gives a dark shading appearance to any horse, except double dilute Cream. It can be added to a horse by using the Mud Bath item. This gene is semi-dominant. A horse who is homozygous will always show the marking, while a horse who is heterozygous only has a chance to show it.

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