Is my beardie a hypo or any special kind or is he just normal?

1epauletteshark

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Tofu is my beardie but I have three leopard geckos, Raptor, Panda and Pumpkin
I have never seen my beardie’s parents but he is a male and I’m not sure if he is any special type or not? If you can help that would be much appreciated!
 

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1epauletteshark

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Tofu is my beardie but I have three leopard geckos, Raptor, Panda and Pumpkin
He also looks to be a leatherback. Look at each nail,if even 1 nail has a black stripe on top and parallel to the nail he is not a hypo, if they are clear he is a hypo. You may see a very slight dusting of black, that does not disqualify him as a hypo. Hypo means a huge reduction of dark pigment not an absence of it(that would be Leucistic or Albano) (there are no trye Albano beardies)
To answer you question, they are ALL special :) Yours just happens to be a little more special. He is a cutie and should be stunning as an adult.
What quality’s a leatherback?
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Leatherbacks have a reduction in scale size, and are a lot less spikey than a normal, they also don't have the bumpy skin texture of a normal. Their skin feel closer to our skin than that of a normal beardie.
The 1st pic is Snicker Doodle, she is a normal scale.
The 2nd is Ruby she is a leatherback.
 

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