How to Request a Gene Addition

How do you get a gene added to MorphMarket?

Is it really missing?

MorphMarket actually knows far more genes than show up on the Gene Index page. To test if MorphMarket knows the gene, trait, or trade name, type it into the search box or into the calculator. After submitting, if it displays that name in a colored bubble, it’s a recognized but there may be none for sale at this time.

To request a gene be added, please use the form down below.

After a gene is added

For any animal with that new gene and other previously known genes, you will need to add the gene back by hand. This is because we don’t try to reprocess ads that you have already hand-validated.

Disclaimer

MorphMarket does not attempt to recognize every single gene ever discovered due to the very large number and every growing set of these mutations. Our normal policy is to try to represent a gene if there are at least two sellers of the said gene on MorphMarket. Exceptions may be made at our discretion, especially for substantially non-normal/pastel-ish looking appearance.

We reserve the right to change the set of genes recognized by the system at any time. This is a complex issue and one that many parties have vested interests in. We will do our best to create the best system for everyone, but it will be impossible to meet everyone’s desires.

Listing an ad with an unknown gene

You can still list ads even if they have some unknown genes. Users can still discover these ads via other known genes, searches, ‘latest ads’, our newsletters. Just follow the normal process and make sure the gene name is in the title (like usual). In addition, you may add the “Other” gene tag to this animal to indicate it has additional specific gene(s) for which we don’t have a category.


Gene Request Form

Please copy and paste this form into an email to support@morphmarket.com and fill out to the best of your ability. Answers do not need to be lengthy. If appropriate you may forward this request to someone who is more able to supply the answers.

Facts

  • Species:
  • Name of Gene:
  • First produced by whom:
  • Year:
  • Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc):
  • In complex with other genes?
  • Other names/aliases for it?

Description (optionally provide more information such as)

  • Appearance: What it does/looks like?
  • Proven: To what degree it is proven out to not just be polygenic?
  • Unique: Why do you believe this is a new morph and not an existing one?
  • Related Genes
  • Problems: Any problems?
  • Other History: Any additional history?
  • Disagreement or Controversy

References to community

  • At least one link to community discussion (ie forums) to demonstrate community acceptance
  • Link to WOBP if exists

Please attach 1-3 photos you have rights to which you are granting to be used on MorphMarket.

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