The Arctos Mutation - nAr | ArAr

Arctos is exclusive to the Arctic Ballator and, like many other arctic animals, it helps aid the Ballator in camouflage during the winter months. During springtime, Arctos can either be “invisible” or can express itself as Pangare-like markings on the Ballator’s coat. Unless a Ballator also has mutations that will cover it, Arctos will make it nearly invisible in the snow.

Only 100% Arctics and 50/50 Arctic x Plains horses will express Arctos. Any cross that is lower than 50% arctic will carry Arctos.

Arctos mutation has four (4) stages: Spring, Growing, Full Winter, and Molting. For domesticated Ballators, it is advised for stables with Arctic types to have a surplus of grooming supplies as well as extra cleaning supplies on hand for when they enter Molting season. In any stage, Arctos will still cover at least 10% of the Ballator’s body. Arctos must be depicted on a Ballator’s official plaque if it has these gene.

Homozygous and Heterozygous Ballators are identical.

Arctos Stages

The section below applies only to Pseudo Albinism. True Albinism on Ballators will cover all mutations except for Hornfade and Hornstripe, as stated in the guide above.

Goes Above:

  • Aves
  • Carey
  • Chrome
  • Clownfish
  • Dotted Sooty
  • Dusty
  • Merle
  • Poecilia (Causes to be carried)
  • Reverse Roan
  • Sunset
  • Taffy
  • Zebroid (Causes to be carried)

Interacts With:

  • None

Goes Below:

  • Albino
  • Calva
  • Jester (Does not activate)
  • Melanism
  • Necrosis
  • Okapi Dun
  • Oryx (All Types)
  • Rictus
  • Tuxedo
  • Veneum (Retired)

Can Go Above or Below:

  • Archetain (Designer’s Choice)
  • Fu (Designer’s Choice)