Hello! Question about colour and morphs

kayla55

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I am a first time bearded dragon owner and I have a question about my beardie! I'm pretty sure she's a girl as I used the flashlight method to try and determine if she was a boy or girl. Now my question is regarding her morph and colour and pattern. I got her from petsmart and the tag says really red bearded dragon. Can someone please tell me exactly what she is!?
 

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AHBD

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Hi there, you have a very beautiful beardie ! Her color is nice + vibrant, it may intensify or fade or stay close to the same as she grows. She looks very healthy so that's a bonus ! So she is considered a red but the morph is a normal phase unless she has clear nails , which it almost looks like. Can you get a close up of her feet ? If her nails are totally clear , then she's a red hypo beardie. Hypomelanistic means they have less melanin/dark pigment. I hatched out beardies that looked very similar to her years ago.
 

kayla55

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Hi there, you have a very beautiful beardie ! Her color is nice + vibrant, it may intensify or fade or stay close to the same as she grows. She looks very healthy so that's a bonus ! So she is considered a red but the morph is a normal phase unless she has clear nails , which it almost looks like. Can you get a close up of her feet ? If her nails are totally clear , then she's a red hypo beardie. Hypomelanistic means they have less melanin/dark pigment. I hatched out beardies that looked very similar to her years ago.
Thank you 😊 her nails are pretty clear! I tried to get pics of her feet but she kept running away from the camera.
 

AHBD

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You're welcome ! It figures that she darted away when you try to get a specific picture. :) But it does look like her nails are clear, with no little grey/black line running through them so she could be called a red hypo.
 

kayla55

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You're welcome ! It figures that she darted away when you try to get a specific picture. :) But it does look like her nails are clear, with no little grey/black line running through them so she could be called a red hypo.
I'll see if I can get better pictures of her feet tomorrow. She's sleeping now and I don't want to disturb her lol
 

kayla55

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You're welcome ! It figures that she darted away when you try to get a specific picture. :) But it does look like her nails are clear, with no little grey/black line running through them so she could be called a red hypo.
I got some pics of her feet! As best I could lol
 

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kayla55

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Also is she just the normal morph or a leatherback? I’ve had someone tell me she is a leatherback and someone else say she is regular!
 

AHBD

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Sorry I didn't get back on this, I didn't receive any notifications. She's not a leatherback but is on the smoother end of the normal scale spectrum, having smaller, less spiky scales. And some of her nails appear to be clear but others have the small grey line in them from what I can see, I don't think she's a hypo unless I'm not seeing the nails clearly.
 

AHBD

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You're welcome ! I hope you post updates + pics of her as she grows, she's beautiful and I'd love to see what she ends up like. There's a sub here called beardie tales where you can start a thread about the life and times of your dragon. 😊
 

kayla55

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You're welcome ! I hope you post updates + pics of her as she grows, she's beautiful and I'd love to see what she ends up like. There's a sub here called beardie tales where you can start a thread about the life and times of your dragon. 😊
Okay! Thank you! She also has her own Instagram! I’m also praying I got her gender right! I’m gonna have to check it again once she’s done shedding! She’s completely white now due to full body shedding!
 

AHBD

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Sounds good ! After she's done shedding or in a few weeks post pics with her tail arched up, I may be able to tell you the gender. :)
 
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