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PRISM • Color Genetics Program
May 15th, 2020 6:58:05pm
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This thread is here for questions, announcements, and any events hosted by the Prism Color Genetics program! For information about the program, check out the page or the Prism website!


Opening Event! Sign up an equine breed with the Prism program and get a free customized Prism image! You can get one free image per breed you sign up (max of 10 free images per player - but there's never a limit on the number of breeds/horses you can use the program with)! Message or reply with any questions.



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PRISM • Color Genetics Program
May 16th, 2020 12:44:46am
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If you're looking for a specific gene or color, if you have a mare that needs a stud, if you have foals to sell or are looking to buy foals from other Prism breeders, send a message to get an ad posted here!

None for now!

If you'd like to get added to this list, send a message! Breeders with this symbol - ♦ - are participating in the True Breeding Challenge!

American Warmblood Breeders


Appaloosa Breeders


Gypsy Vanners


Icelandic Horse Breeders


Paint Horse Breeders


Pintaloosa Breeders

Moonprism Pastures

Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders



Ridgeway Ranch


Ridgeway Ranch



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уαмαѕαωкι - who can? toucan!
May 16th, 2020 2:08:06am
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s u b я o s a • BRB, dealing with stuff •
May 16th, 2020 4:35:47am
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This looks awesome! 

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Content Moderator Mame // Connemara's
May 16th, 2020 6:18:22am
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looks aweesome!!!


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May 16th, 2020 7:27:15am
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May 16th, 2020 10:32:34am
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I'm so excited about this :D


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Event Coordinator Panthera Onca // Dark to Light 🌓
May 16th, 2020 11:27:39am
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Lemo | Main | the Bear Dogs moved here
May 16th, 2020 2:26:31pm
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this is interesting. mayyyybe hmmmm



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PRISM • Color Genetics Program
May 16th, 2020 7:49:52pm
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I'm so glad there's so much interest! I'm very very passionate about this program - it's an optional add-on to gameplay here on HP :D For those who want something to breed for in addition to points, now there's color! 


You see the magical aura around her, just like you could with the elves in the Griffin Lodge inn. But somehow, it seems stronger, more warping and more sparkling.

"You're with the Huntsmen," she states simply, balancing the mushroom basket on her hip. "I can tell. You smell like the stone up there; I'm sure you know what I mean."

In the distance, the rumbling sound you heard earlier echoes again. The woman tilts her head to listen, and the pointed tips of her ears peek through her hair. The points aren't nearly as sharp as other elves you've seen - she must be half-human.

When she looks back at you, there's a faint frown on her face.

"Well, aren't you going to introduce yourself? Where's that dwarven friendliness? My name is Valtheryn, and I live hereabouts." With a quick smile, she tacks on, "By hereabouts, I mean this general plane of existence of course. Why anyone would need to know more specifics than that, I've no idea. That's obviously the most important information one can learn about another."

Valtheryn begins to wander off, and you find yourself wondering what on earth just happened. She pauses, and tosses a look back over her shoulder.

"Coming? I've got something you'll need. Or needed in the past. Or may not need at all, depending on your choices in next month's activity..." She winks, and you can't help but follow after her, despite your utter confusion about what she's said.

She chatters as you walk, and you start to notice that she's leading you in one big circle through the swampy trees. Just as you open your mouth to ask about it, a loud bark sounds from behind the half-elf, and she brightens up even more than she already was.

From the shadows, a hulking jumbled shape comes barreling at Valtheryn. You don't get a chance to draw your weapon before she's on the ground beneath a massive doglike beast. It has thick armored scales across its back, fur on its sides and belly, and ivory horns sprouting from its head. When it lifts its head to bark at you, a burst of flame follows the sound.

"This is a dear friend of mine," Valtheryn says cheerfully, still lying on her back on the ground. "He's a dragonwolf, quite rare and quite helpful if you treat him right." As she speaks, the dragonwolf hops off her chest and struts over to you, nosing your cheek and growling softly. Somehow, the sound doesn't seem menacing, rather affectionate. The beast is massive compared to your stature; it's shoulders almost reach yours.

"He wants to help you, and I can promise you'll need it. There's something dark coming, a character who's yet to take the stage."

You cautiously run your fingers through the soft fur beneath his chin, and the dragonwolf continues to rumble, slitted serpent's eyes falling closed. You raise your head to reply to the half-elf, and the words die on your lips. She's nowhere to be found. Before you, the dragonwolf yips happily, and you realize you've no idea how to care for the creature. It's probably time to return to Griffin Lodge.

You've reached the end of your journey! You discovered the existence of a powerful half-elf named Valtheryn, and you've got a new dragonwolf companion. Message Mango a link to this page to claim your rewards!



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Amaris ♡ main
May 16th, 2020 8:43:09pm
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Soooooo am I the only one lost AF? 😬


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niv | english setters
May 16th, 2020 10:37:39pm
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oh this is neato. wish it could also apply to dogs as well.


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May 18th, 2020 2:39:22am
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This is so cool! Will add a fun element to my GRPs!


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PRISM • Color Genetics Program
June 25th, 2020 12:47:27am
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Updates - as of June 24, 2020

We've got a How To Use Prism guide up! Also, the Phenotype section of the Prism Generator is finally up and working correctly! You should now get the correct color for your horse right away after hitting "Generate!"

The Color Guide is getting filled in. The Quick Sheet can help you decode what gene combos create what color. The first part of the individual gene descriptions has been completed; the Base Colors section describes the four genes that make up the base colors and how they interact.

Next up for the program will be Gene Influences - for those who are looking for a specific gene or a more hand-picked genetic profile, you'll be able to select desired genes and generate a genetic profile that includes them. With this addition to the program will come new Prism Challenges (check out the current challenges under the Prism Challenges section on the Prism Guide page).

As always, if you have any questions or are interested in dipping your toes into equine color genetics, don't hesitate to send a message! I'd absolutely love to get players involved in color genetics and see how it can add to the community and gameplay :D

If you're currently using Prism or would like to, consider adding an icon to your page! Click the icon below to get a code :D (Or copy the code from Prism's home page)!

With lots of love and enthusiasm,



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Tifisati - zombie paints
June 25th, 2020 6:46:20am
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I replied from the wrong account but would love to get on board with this. 


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goose 🍓 | busy growing!
June 26th, 2020 12:20:19am
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I'm getting my ducks in a row to join! 


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PRISM • Color Genetics Program
August 4th, 2020 1:03:55am
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Updates - as of August 4, 2020

The Prism Generator now has Gene Influencing! This advanced option for the Prism Generator allows you to select what genes you'd like your horse to have. Selecting a gene guarantees that the generated genetic profile will include that gene! This is useful when your horse's breed is known for displaying certain colors; for example, the rare Splash White gene is very common in Abaco Barbs, and all Norwegian Fjords have the dun gene. 

Prism has partnered up with certain breed embassies! The Appaloosa, Mustang, and Paint Horse embassies all offer discounts on Prism Images! You must mention the embassy when ordering, and you can get your images for 10mil HPD each, instead of the usual 25mil.

If you're a breed ambassador and would like to partner with the Prism Program, send a message

Additionally, check with the Colored Breeds Club each month to see if you can claim a discount through there! Prism will try and partner up with the president every term, and as long as your horse is registered with the club, you can get a free Prism Image every month! Also, as long as you mention the club, you can claim the discount price of 10mil HPD for additional images.

Next up for the program will be random somatic mutations, like Birdcatcher Spots, Lacing, or Chimera markings. These mutations occur very rarely and are completely spontaneous. Somatic means they also cannot be passed on to their foals like normal genes - however, these mutations can appear more often in family lines. Every once in a while, the Prism Generator will generate a set of genes and also alert you to the fact that your horse has one of these mutations. The process of breeding for these mutations is still being brainstormed to make sure the system preserves the rarity of these markings, however it should be possible to have a line that has a higher chance of producing mutated horses. 

The program has received a lot of interest and quite a few players have joined up! I'd like to take a moment to thank you all for being so excited and ready to give Prism a try; I'm so very passionate about it and am incredibly excited to see where it goes in the long-term. It's already started to take on a life of its own, with players creating their own colored lineart for their breeds; maybe others can start selling custom images that are more breed-specific than what Prism offers? The possibilities are endless and I encourage all of them :D So thank you, thank you, thank you for appreciating all the time and love I've poured into this program!

As always, I'm here and more than ready to answer any questions about the program or equine color genetics in general! You can send me a message any time, here or to my main with questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns!

If you're currently using Prism or would like to, consider adding an icon to your page and spreading the word! The more players who participate in the program, the greater the possibilities and the more it can evolve :D Click the icon below to get a code (or copy the code from Prism's home page)!

With all my love and excitement for the future,



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xxCHAOTIC {x} O Cruel Darkness
August 4th, 2020 6:11:25am
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I'm considering starting paints just to do this.


How are you handling things like LWO Syndrome?


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Lynelle! ♔ Life Goes On - Have an Adventure!
August 4th, 2020 9:28:07am
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Chao - it is awesome, I just joined the bandwagon!


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xxCHAOTIC // Paints
August 4th, 2020 9:57:15am
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I did too immediately after posting this. LMAO



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PRISM • Color Genetics Program
August 4th, 2020 4:19:13pm
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Currently for LWO/OLW, I've programmed the Breeding Prism to only take one copy of the OLW gene from the parents, just to make it easier for players. It's currently impossible for a foal to inherit both copies of the gene and therefore "die" in the program. However, I would like to implement some kind of optional challenge in the future for players who would like that level of realism/risk, and then they can delete the OLW/OLW foal. But that would require a little bit of brainstorming just so that HP doesn't start having OLW/OLW horses running around and filling the public gene pool :P



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