When designing your boucle, keep in mind that we in the boucle group are fairly lax on design rules. You of course still have to follow the genotype and phenotype you were given, but as long the coat colour, modifier or mutation looks like itself and not some other marking of the breed you are good to go. With extended mutations, ancients’ blessing, event mutations and corruption you have even less to worry about! Yay! Do not be afraid to take some creative freedom, we just love seeing what you can come up with! Mutations can also combine and interact, so feel free to take such liberties as well.

For a full overview of every boucle colour, pattern, mutation etc, visit the Colour, Modifier & Mutation Masterlist.

Browse through our group folders to see all the examples of the following:

  1. Birthstones
  2. Colours
  3. Natural Modifiers
  4. Unnatural Modifiers
  5. Mutations
  6. Retired Mutations

The rest of this journal is about submitting foal desings, for more information on submitting Imports see MP Imports and Prize Imports. If you are looking for a premade or custom-made design, visit the Custom Import page.

Designing foals

If you have been provided a genotype by the group, whether through breeding or through a contest, it should be designed on the appropriate foal lines.

Classique Lines can be found in the Boucle Foal Lines 2020 deviation under the official resources folder in the group gallery! (smaller file versions and ungrouped folder versions are also available)

Bataille Lines are still in progress but finished lines can be found in our Discord server pinned in #lineart-and-resourses channel! (smaller file versions and ungrouped folder versions will be available once completed)

Unless your design has an Ancients’ Blessing, Corruption, or a Favour, you may not REMOVE any of the default lines on the design template.

With 3D mutations you may ADD lines to the template but the default lines will always be underneath.

You CAN do the following on the REFERENCE but you CANNOT do the following on the DESIGN:

  • Clip the hair
  • Resize or customise the BAs
  • Add non-mutation accessories
  • Add scarring

You may only remove lines on the DESIGN for these common exceptions:

  • BAs like Bobtail, Gemini, Cerberus and Geode which must be custom-drawn!
  • Extended marque can cause dog ears (but not a dog tail, nose or paws)
  • Ext fawn rayé can cause a bobtail without the BA (but not deer hooves, ears or nose)
  • Instances where the BA templates do not combine or layer well together can be edited to fit but must follow the original shape (eg, Gem Armour often conflicts with non-standard horns and feet, and you may hide the forelock when Crest is present)
  • This list is not exhaustive, please ask if you would like to know if your particular idea is possible! (please write in our Discord #suggestions channel if you can think of other common exceptions!)

Note: There are instances where incorrect designs will be overlooked and accidentally accepted; these are either ancient designs or accidently missed by an admin in processing and are not intended to be repeated. If your design is denied for one of the above reasons but you have seen similar exceptions before please feel free to show us and ask if it was an intentional exception or an accidental admin boop. We may reconsider but in the case of a historic design or previous admin error that is unlikely!

Submitting your foal design

When submitting your design, there are a few things you have to include in the title and the description as written below. When uploaded to dA, submit it to the appropriate folder in the group, eg A001 would belong in the A-Foal Designs folder.

Title

In the title you have to include your foal’s ID at the front. You are free to include whatever else you like after the ID!

Description

In the description you MUST include:

Breeding note/prize redemption link: (even if sent by someone else) or link to the contest where you won the foal
Foal ID:
Phenotype: (copy directly from the breeding note or prize redemption, do not add commas or other breaks! Example: Rouge Tobiano (Rapunzel) )
Genotype: (copy directly from the breeding note or prize redemption, do not replace the slashes or change the capitalisation! Example: ee/aa/nTb/(R) )
Breeding Anomalies (BAs):
Birth Defects (BDs):
Birthstone:
Type:
(copy exactly from the breeding note)
Height: (copy exactly from the breeding note)
Gender: (classiques can choose later on the ref if desired)
Designer: (if not yourself)

If the breeding note has options in the phenotype, genotype or birthstone, for example (Normal or Snowpuff), you should remove the options you are NOT using!

You are free to include anything extra under the required information such as sire, dam, and pre-reserved slots but make sure the required information is first!

Colour and Mutation Masterlist – WIP

This section is still a giant WIP as we move the colour info to the new website! Please bear with us <3Many links will still lead to the dA pages but eventually it will all be moved here! Boucle Unicorns come in a whole lot of colours, and this page aims to guide you through… Read More