Decided to work on this today because I had some renewed inspiration and I'm hoping to get this species going sooner than I thought.
So, Aural genes are not really modeled after one specific animal. They are going to be a mix of horse, cat, and dog genes. Dilution
(dd) is recessive. so DD or Dd means no dilution.Black
(BB or Bb) dilutes into Blue
does not modify into brown like it does in horses. Black modifies into shades of grey. Chocolate
(bb) is a dilution of black as well, but it is recessive to black. Chocolate dilutes into Isabella
(bb/dd). Please do not call chocolate brown. If I wanted to call it brown, I would've called it brown.
Black, Blue, Chocolate, and Isabella can also be modified. As not to create confusion all other dilutions will be considered modifiers. So, cream, double cream, dun etc...are modifiers. Cream
(nCr) lightens the coat in its single form. It creates a sort of lighter smokey shade of the color it is diluting. Double Cream
(CrCr) means that there are two cream genes, which lighten the coat even further. Black and blue probably won't change that much in shade, but chocolate and isabella can differentiate in shade. So cream and double cream genes can lighten the coat a little more than shown. Cream
will not change skin or eye color, but double cream
will. It will pale the eyes and turn the skin pink. I will be creating a chart that shows possible eye/skin colors for each coat, dilution, and modifier. Silver
(Z/z) lightens the mane to a silvery grey. It can even dilute the mane to white. Silver can turn skin pink, but it will have no effect on eye color.
ZZ = Silver
Zz = Silver
zz = no silverDun
(Dn/dn) Dun will modify the coat, making the main body lighter and leaving the points and mane dark. Dun can modify other coats as well, like smokey blue or creamy chocolate. Dun factors and primitive markings do occur. It's rare to find a Dun Aural without primitive markings.
DnDn = Dun
Dndn = Dun
dndn = no dunRoan
(Rn/rn) Roan is not grey (Aurals do not have grey genes) and it will not fade with age. It's white hairs mixing in with the coat. Roaning can be very light, where it looks like the Aural has barely gotten a dusting, while other Roans can be very loud with lots of white. And so there isn't any confusion, since there is a blue dilution, Black + Roan will be Black Roan and Blue + Roan will be blue roan.
RnRn = Roan
Rnrn = Roan
rnrn = no roanPangare
(Pan/pan) normally only effects red pigment, but in Aurals it will show up in chocolate and isabella. It simply lightens the underbelly with a pale cream to white color. Black and blue can have pangare, but it will not show up.
PanPan = Pangare
Panpan = Pangare
panpan = no PangareSooty
(Sty/sty) is a modifier that darkens the coat. It's strange and can present itself in ways that might not be expected. It can turn almost the whole body dark or it can only effect the mane. It's kind of a does what it wants gene, but will most commonly express itself in darkening of the coat across the shoulders, ribs, and hips. Black can be sooty, but it won't show because the coat is already the darkest it can be.
StySty = Sooty
Stysty = Sooty
stysty = no sootyDominant White
(W/w) does not turn the eyes blue and the eyes pink. The eyes and skin will stay the color that the coat is underneath. There are no true albino Aurals, albino means white fur, blue eyes, and pink skin.
Dominant white is not lethal in Aurals. Breeding two albinos together is what will result in dead offspring.
WW = White
Ww = White
ww no white
---Aurals are a closed species. Please do not copy, recreate, or make your own.