Rankins or Beardie?

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Rankins or Beardie?

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:47 am

Hello! I recently got my baby, Opal, on Oct 13th. She was roughly 6 1/2" long from tip of nose to tip of tail. Then I discovered Rankins, and I started to think she may be one.. here are my reasons:

1. barely any head spines
2. loves to swim (did research and rankins are found loving water)
3. very jumpy, another thing I read about rankins. She'll just randomly jump off of her hammock, and me!
4. only grown around 1/4" since I got her (Oct 13) which makes her 6 3/4"
5. she has similar characteristic and behavioral traits that rankins have.

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What do you think? :blob5: None of my other beardies have acted like her before.
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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:56 am

Well first, Rankins are beardies. There are 8 species of Bearded Dragon; Pogona vitticeps (A.K.A. Central bearded dragon or inland bearded dragon) is the one we're most familiar with, but Pogona henrylawsoni (A.K.A. Rankin's dragon, Black-soil bearded dragon, Dumpy dragon, Dwarf bearded dragon) is another.

I think, however, that more likely what you have is a morph--or combination of morphs--of Pogona vitticeps. Rankin's are less common, and from what I've seen personally, bring substantially higher prices.

See Pogona and the Similar Topics below.
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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:02 am

thanks for your reply. What about her size? I feel she's a b it small and slow growing for her age..
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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby claudiusx » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:13 am

Hi there,

Definitely a central, not a rankins :)

Just like humans, they all grow at different rates. Some are naturally gonna be smaller and some larger. And sometimes they go through growth spurts as opposed to steady linear growth.

As long as your husbandry is proper and you're offering a healthy diet, opal will grow how she was made to grow :)

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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby NibblezBeardie » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:47 pm

Hello, I read this and my Beardie seems to match these characteristics. She’s only 14” and she’s 11 months “as of November 30th) and the other day in the bath she was splashing water all over herself. She’s also kinda jumpy. Could she be a Rankins?
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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby NibblezBeardie » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:48 pm

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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby claudiusx » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:40 am

NibblezBeardie wrote:Hello, I read this and my Beardie seems to match these characteristics. She’s only 14” and she’s 11 months “as of November 30th) and the other day in the bath she was splashing water all over herself. She’s also kinda jumpy. Could she be a Rankins?


Nope, definitely not a rankins either :)

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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby NibblezBeardie » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm

Ok thanks!!
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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby Deabrua » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:44 am

Bearded dragons can grow at drastically different rates, and be full grown in a wide range of lengths/weights. I've a friend with a >2yo beardy at I believe 14-15 inches. Mine is still growing at almost 18 inches at almost 18 months. Here I thought mine was on the small side... seeing as a lot of beardies around here are already >400 or >500g at 18 months, mine pops in at 340-350.
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Re: Rankins or Beardie?

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:49 am

I agree :) my baby is almost 5 months old, and just nearing 8 inches :)
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