Visual Hierarchy


Due to the wide variety of markings and genes in the breed, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which ones will be visible on top of others. This guide is designed to help! All markings/genes are listed in the order they should appear visually on the design, with the top of the list representing the top layer of markings. ​If you have any questions, please let us know in #help-channel. ​



Art by doggface

↕ Reaper

↕ Gemstone, Rift
When both are present, eye will still be pale/blind but can be any hue.

↕ Genes causing blue eyes
Includes: Overo, Splash, Husky
May turn both eyes blue, cause heterochromia, or leave the eyes alone.

↕ Hooded, Capensis
May affect both eyes or leave them alone; up to designer.
If both are present, either may be dominant.

↕ Orchid
Orchid eyes will always be pink unless affected by the above.

↕ Base coat
Eye color dictated by the coat color.



↕ Chimera

↕ Inverse, Patchwork

↕ Blotted

↕ Halo, Marbled

↕ Stained (ver. B)
Affects all touching white markings to the same degree, as if they are one connected layer.

↕ White Markings
Includes: natural white, Tobiano, Splash, Sabino, Overo, Dominant White, Rabicano, Appaloosa, Snowfall, Hooded, Corset, Ghoul, Birdcatcher Spots, Cobweb, Cowspot, Cordillera, Harlequin, Lapin, Vitiligo, Fawn (spots), Tuxedo, Gingerbread

↕ Okapi

↕ Grey

↕ Flecked, Brindle, Grease Spots, Glittered

↕ Phantom, Stained (ver. A), Plumage

↕ Rift, Gnarled, Capensis

↕ Pangare, Husky, Fawn (lightening), Masked
Masked may be above or below face lightening from Pangare, Husky, and Fawn.

↕ Dun, Roan, Sooty
Dun includes: Dun, Primitive Dun, Bengal, Civet, Tabby
Roan includes: Roan, Merle Roan
Dun may be lightened by Roan, but Dun markings must still show through (can be lightened).
Sooty may darken on top of Dun/Roan slightly but will not fully mask them; dilution must still be visibly present.


Art by nebbunny