Albino Bearded Dragons

The Albino Bearded Dragons of Australia…

Produced by Bob Withey (aka – snaketails), a citizen and hobby breeder in Australia. Bob breeds yellow vitticeps and when his 3rd generation hatched most of the young were a very pale color with red stripes running down their backs – albino! Not understanding where the yellow color went; he decided to raise 6 of these strange looking babies. At nine months of age his largest female laid 3 clutches of eggs.

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All of these hatched and with the exception of one single baby in the last clutch, all of them were pale like their parents. There was one dragon in the last clutch that was almost white with a blood red back. Unfortunately, this dragon died within about 3 weeks.

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After that, the following season Bob switched his males. Those breedings produced 10 albino’s from 50 hatchlings. There was 1 albino in the first clutch and 9 appeared in the 2nd clutch… and with another clutch still incubating as of the time we spoke – who knows what those ratios will stop at! Because one thing is for certain – at a 20% hatch rate of albinos this is definitely no fluke…

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Bob has been kind enough to allow us to post pictures of his hatchlings for everyone to enjoy. All pictures are the sole property of Bob Withey and may not be reproduced without his explicit permission. They have been watermarked as a deterrent.

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To clarify — No, we do NOT have albino bearded dragons in our collection. Nor do we know of anyone who currently does. But Bob’s work, along with other breeders in Australia, have shown the gene to reproduce in a recessive fashion. In the following years, in addition to Bob, various breeders in Australia have incorporated some of Bob’s offspring into their breeding projects.