The Carey Mutation - nCry | CryCry

Similar to the calico pattern typically seen in female domesticated cats, Carey is a mutation which only physically shows on Ballator mares. Carey causes large irregular patches of black or that are darker than the base coat on the Ballator’s body.

When a stallion carries the Carey gene, they become sickly, weak, and have poor calcium levels. The lower calcium levels often result in hoof, horn, bone, and teeth deterioration and/ or breakage. Most stallions who express Carey die in the womb; this is a condition known as Lethal Carey Syndrome (LCS).

Homozygous and Heterozygous Carey are identical in expression.

Examples of Carey

Carey may cover up to 80% of the Ballator’s body. Carey must always cover at least 10% of the body when expressed.

Carey will almost always express on top of white markings. Carey and Tobiano combined is often referred to as Calico.

Carey may or may not express on the manes, altering the color to that of the Carey marking.

When Carey interacts with Double Cream or Albinism, the dark patches will often be a creamy color instead.

Carey with roan is referred to as Corrupted Carey due to the roan morphing the Carey into erratic broken patches and bands.

Goes Above:

  • Archetain
  • Aves
  • Chrome
  • Clownfish
  • Dotted Sooty
  • Dusty
  • Jester
  • Merle
  • Okapi Dun
  • Sunset
  • Taffy
  • Tuxedo
  • Wyrm
  • Zebroid

Carey also covers these natural genes:

  • Dun
  • Grey
  • Pangare
  • Roan
  • Sooty

Interacts With:

  • Albinism
  • Melanism
  • Reverse Roan

Goes Below:

  • Arctos
  • Calva
  • Fu
  • Necrosis
  • Oryx (All Types)
  • Poecilia
  • Rictus
  • Veneum (Retired)

Can Go Above or Below:

  • Appaloosa & Pain Markins (Designer’s Choice)