Hi everyone was wondering if i could get some help figuring out genetics of my beardie!

Quincy932

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Hi everyone I'm new here an just got Into beardies but always been a reptile lover! The pet store I got him from said he's a normal but I think he's Def not just a normal! Please help!
 

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Chris.

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Hello and welcome :)
You probably mean, what kind of morph he is?!
It's a little hard to see, the pics look kind of foggy and he seems to be shedding too.
There is nothing wrong with "normal", he is a beautiful dragon!
You could get better pictures and maybe one where you can see the toe nails, to confirm his morph.
 

Quincy932

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Hello and welcome :)
You probably mean, what kind of morph he is?!
It's a little hard to see, the pics look kind of foggy and he seems to be shedding too.
There is nothing wrong with "normal", he is a beautiful dragon!
You could get better pictures and maybe one where you can see the toe nails, to confirm his morph.
He has dark black toenails an yes in middle of shed ATM alot of orange an red I'm pretty sure he is genetic strip for sure. Just not sure on rest of it
 

Quincy932

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He has dark black toenails an yes in middle of shed ATM alot of orange an red I'm pretty sure he is genetic strip for sure. Just not sure on rest of it
 

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Quincy932

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I gotta prob wait until he's done shedding but a lot of orange an red is coming through an the strip he has looks like a genetic stripe I've seen before
 

xp29

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He looks like a normal to me. The black nails means not hypo. The stripes on his tail mean not a Dunner. He isn't leatherback back either. The gentic stripes are much more pronounced and not broken in pattern, and if I remember correctly continues on down the tail. (I could be mistaken in that). As for color, color isn't a morph. It's a blending of the colors of both parents. Breeders will give names to some colorations but it isn't something that you can aim for or predict when breeding. An educated guess is the best we can do on color. Morphs however we can predict. If you mix a normal and a leatherback for instance statistically you get a percentage of normals, and of leatherbacks. The percentages can be calculated using a pundits square
Punnett square - Wikipedia
 

xp29

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He is still a beautiful dragon though. There are some amazing morphs out there, but personally I like the normals just as much, and they should tend to be hardier because breeding for morphs often weakens their genetics.
 

Quincy932

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He looks like a normal to me. The black nails means not hypo. The stripes on his tail mean not a Dunner. He isn't leatherback back either. The gentic stripes are much more pronounced and not broken in pattern, and if I remember correctly continues on down the tail. (I could be mistaken in that). As for color, color isn't a morph. It's a blending of the colors of both parents. Breeders will give names to some colorations but it isn't something that you can aim for or predict when breeding. An educated guess is the best we can do on color. Morphs however we can predict. If you mix a normal and a leatherback for instance statistically you get a percentage of normals, and of leatherbacks. The percentages can be calculated using a pundits square
Punnett square - Wikipedia
Okay I was thinking the red is a different morph I guess I was confused on that part. He's very red an orange like a citrus which is cool.
 

Claudiusx

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Okay I was thinking the red is a different morph I guess I was confused on that part. He's very red an orange like a citrus which is cool.
Red (color) is not a morph, it's a trait. Morphs are genetic abnormalities from natural, such as hypo, leatherback, dunner, etc.

Morphs can be any color, of course dependent on the parent.

A normal dragon just means it has no genetic mutations. It doesn't mean it can't have vibrant colors and beautiful patterns :)

-Brandon
 

xp29

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Red (color) is not a morph, it's a trait. Morphs are genetic abnormalities from natural, such as hypo, leatherback, dunner, etc.

Morphs can be any color, of course dependent on the parent.

A normal dragon just means it has no genetic mutations. It doesn't mean it can't have vibrant colors and beautiful patterns :)

-Brandon
I beat all the way around that bush lol.
You said it much more eloquently 🙂
 

Quincy932

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Red (color) is not a morph, it's a trait. Morphs are genetic abnormalities from natural, such as hypo, leatherback, dunner, etc.

Morphs can be any color, of course dependent on the parent.

A normal dragon just means it has no genetic mutations. It doesn't mean it can't have vibrant colors and beautiful patterns :)

-Brandon
10-4 I'm just used to the whole snake side of it so it's a little different for them I see! Thanks for all the info everyone!
 

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