Harlequin / Ha

Warm Dusk with halo-effected Harlequin  -  Warm Black with sharp Harlequin
Warm Dusk with halo-effected Harlequin - Warm Black with sharp Harlequin

Harlequin gene creates irregular black patches all over the centaurs body. 


Marking edges

Marking rules

  • Harlequin ALWAYS sits on top of all other markings, including free markings. If other genes with same rule are present in the geno, then you can choose which one dominates the other.
  • Harlequin patches can cover from 15% to 75% of the body,
  • Harlequin should always show the original basecolor underneath it.
  • Harlequins color is always black. Centaurs lineart should be clear under the color. It can have only slight hues towards other colors, but should remain mostly desaturated.
  • Harlequin patches can travel anywhere on the body, and don't need to be clustered together.

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Use of this color slider is not mandatory. Harlequin patches should always be desaturated black, but not 100% black as linearts need to be visible through the Harlequin color. 


Real life examples

These examples represents what the marking is based on. Please keep the marking rules in mind when designing, and don't rely too heavily on real life markings carrying the same name. These examples can work as an inspiration, not direct references.

Example sources:
- https://vgl.ucdavis.edu/test/harlequin-pattern-great-danes
- Alan Goldstein - https://alangoldstein.photoshelter.com/image/I0000O.4ZAUowiEs
- https://dogwish.com/breeds/harlequin-great-dane