SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

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SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby smkdzzl420 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:10 pm

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i have 3 beardies, I just got one that has discolored skin. It kinda looks like cow spots. Is this a fungal or bacterial infection? he moves around fine and acts fine. Its just his skin looks weird. I have not seen anything like this online and i have been searching quite a bit. If someone has seen this before PLEASE let me know what this is all about.Image Image Image Image
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby spurlee01 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:12 pm

Best way to post pics is to upload to www.photobucket.com and then copy the img code over here. There is a topic about this in website comments.
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby smkdzzl420 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:34 pm

thanx i got the pictures figured out.
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:35 pm

That is really, really odd. It almost looks like piebalding but I've never seen it in a dragon. Has it always been like this? Have the spots changed size or color?
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby smkdzzl420 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:40 pm

Yes as a matter of fact it does look like a piebald. I have not heard of this in beardies. I just got him tonight and the lady i got him from said that he has always looked like this. He seems very healthy. From what she told me he is about 6 yrs old. So he is no spring chicken.
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:43 pm

Too bad he isn't younger, I'd like to see some breedings from him. I'd definitely try and get at least a clutch or two from him. I don't know if you are interested in breeding but if you could get piebald babies, it would be very exciting.
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby smkdzzl420 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:46 pm

I got him to breed. I have a orange sandfire female, and a regular male, and the piebald guy. The piebald guy is sopsedly a giant morph and i believe it cause he is HUGE!! So u dont think there is anything wrong with him??
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:54 pm

I've never seen or heard of a fungus/bacteria that makes the skin white like that. Its not like a one colored spot either, you can clearly see his darking markings as yellowish markings on the white.
I would get him checked by a vet just to make sure, you wouldn't want something passed to your other dragons. Are you in the US? I am very interested in getting a baby or two of his if the spotting turns out not to be medical.
You might post in the general forum asking if any breeders have run across piebald dragons before and what they think about him.
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby smkdzzl420 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:59 pm

I am located in Illinois. I would be open to breeding him or studing him or whatever. If he is a one of a kind giant morph piebald this could be big. Ill put him in the breeder forums to see if they know anything. thanks for the quick correspondence.
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Re: SKIN DISCOLORATION?????

Postby NightmareDisco » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:25 pm

the only piebald beardie I have ever seen is on http://www.bloodbankdragons.com in their 2010 photo gallery. Check it out
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