The Aves Mutation - nAv | AvAv
Aves is a unique mutation that resembles the colors and patterns seen on birds.
Previously, this mutation was only found on the Lilliput Ballator, but in 2019 it was discovered that a laboratory had been working on expanding the gene to other types via inhumane means. After the Aves Mutation had been successfully grafted to the other types, it can now be found in all Ballators thanks to the escaped lab test subjects. More info on this event can be found here: Event: The Aves Initiative.
The only Type that is restricted in any way to Aves is the Asiatic; Asiatic Stallions do not show Aves. It is thought that their large, neck-covering manes nullify the mutation in some way.
Aves can come in any possible color, but is limited to a maximum of four colors and is bound to specific areas of the body.
Basic Aves Guidlines
The central marking of Aves is the Crest, always found upon the neck. The Crest must be feather-like and outlined by the inherited horn color. Optional markings of the same color may appear on the face and body.
The second marking is the Body Mark. It Is always a different color than the Crest. At minimum expression it only appears on the neck; at maximum expression it spreads from the top of the head to the flank. Body marks can be solid or blurred. Solid markings are allowed to be dotted, smooth-edged, or have semi-circular/pointed feather-like markings. Solid body marks still must be feather-shaped if they are not simple crisp edges. The body marks can also be outlined or decorated with dots or dashes of the same color.
Examples of Body Markings:
♦ Solid; Crisp Edge: No detailing, only a solid edge to the marking
♦ Solid; Dotted Edge
♦ Solid; Dashed Edge
♦ Solid; Circular Edge
♦ Solid; Pointed Edge
The last 1-2 colors are optional and known as the Decorative marks. They appear as dots, dashes, or feather-like shapes on the face, within Crest feathers, and within the body marks. Decorative marks on the body are typically trapped within the Body Mark and may not stray out of them too far.
Any face markings are confined to the cheek, brow, ears, forehead, and bridge of the nose. Aves may not cover the whole face or the mouth area.
Body Mark Types
Blurred body marks have no solid edges, but they can be outlined or decorated with solid feather-like dots and dashes. Solid and Blurred edges cannot be used together.
Solid body marks have crisp, clean edges that can be decorated with feather-like dots or dashes, like Blurred. Solid and Blurred edges cannot be used together.
Homozygous Aves (AvAv)
Interactions with Other Mutations
- Dotted Sooty (nDs)
- Reverse roan
- Dotted Sooty (only DsDs)
- Okapi Dun
- Poecilia (Causes to be carried)
Can Go Above or Below: