BEHOLD! THE MEGACHART! So wow, much big.
PLEASE NOTE: Modifier genes highlighted in red are not available for basic bacon designs! They can only be acquired through purchasing RARE custom designs with Bacon Points, through auctions or by breeding an in-game fawn.
This Megachart is to help Fawnling creators work out what colours are available to them when making designs, and what their genotype would be. It should answer such questions as "Can I create a free Sooty Apricot Pearl?" (A: Not without Bacon Points!) or "What's the genotype for a Strawberry Roan?" (A: ee/nRn).
In order to use the Megachart, pick a base colour from the top row, and then pick as few or as many of the modifier genes from the left-hand column to stick on top! Or go the opposite way, pick a colour that you like, then take one of the gene options from the top and one of the modifier options from the left!
Eg. If I want a “Grullo” I just pick Ee/aa from the top, /nD from the left and combine them to make the genotype Ee/aa/nD.
To stop the chart being the size of the universe, we've ommited all modifier gene combos, ie, Dun Roans, Sooty Palominos, etcetc. But don't worry! You can make up your own modifier combos by picking multiple modifier genes from the left-hand side:
Eg. if I want Flaxen Red Dun Roan, I just pick ee/aa from the top for the chestnut base, followed by /nD for the dun, /nRn for roan and /ff for flaxen to make the genotype ee/aa/nD/nRn/ff
A note about Grey: Grey is a special gene that slowly progresses over time by diluting and lightening the entire coat. The grey examples here show an example progression of how grey spreads throughout the lifetime of the Fawnling from left to right! Some "grey out" quicker than others, but more greys are born looking as if they have no grey at all! Grey turns almost all colours white eventually, with the exception of the double dilutes on which grey makes very mild to very little difference since the hair is already diluted!
A note about blue/green eyes: All Fawnlings have brown eyes! You'll notice the only colours with blue or dark green eyes are the double creams, the champagnes and the pearls! This is because these are the ONLY bases that can have an eye colour other than brown. Since Fawnlings do not have any of the horse white genes that commonly cause blue eyes, the only way for your Fawnling to have blue eyes is to have double cream, or to get green/hazel/amber eyes, they must have champagne! Fawnling patterns do not cause blue eyes, even if they cover the eyes!
This isn't intended to be a Genetics 101, just a helpful guide, but if you do have any questions please feel free to ask! We don't mind helping, we know genetics is a scary business! Check the FAQ first though, your question might already have an answer!
You don't just have to have a solid base! There's a pattern chart too! You can use the base colours on THIS deviation above and stick on any of the allowed patterns on THIS sheet below:
WAIT!? I CAN CREATE MY OWN!?
Nope! Sorry! "Open Creation" is unavailable for Fawnlings currently. We have run "Open Creation" promotions from time-to-time, but we're back to business as usual. You need to win a design from the group, request a fawn through an in-game breeding or earn enough Bacon Points
through kindly deeds and deliciousness!
Can my Fawnling have blue eyes?
Nope! Only if you're designing a fawn bred in-game from existing parents with compatible genetics to do so!
Can I have a pearl? What about a cremello dun?
Nope! See above!
How do I get a red-highlighted colour?
Either by purchasing one with Bacon Points, winning one in an auction or breeding one from existing characters in-game.
Can I have a pattern?
Yes! Head over to the pattern sheet to see what patterns are available! Just pick one and slap it on top of a base colour.
What do all the letters mean? Why are there different amounts under each colour?
The letters are "genotypes", the way to represent what genes your character has. The different options listed don't affect the colour, only what genes can be inherited.
Why are some colours repeated?
Some modifier genes don't work on some base coats, so even if the Fawnling carries a gene, it may not express. Eg, you can't see sooty on a black horse, it's too dark. Flaxen only affects chestnut bases, so it wont show on black or bays. Silver only affects black-based horses, so doesn't work on chestnut.
Are they the same as horses? Can I use this as a colour/genetics reference for horses?
Yep! Fawnlings share the same base colours as horses! If this reference sheet helps you with horse genetics as well, then super! Fawnlings DON'T however use horse white patterns, see the Fawnling Pattern Chart
for help with those!