These oddities began appearing in our collection a few years back. The first were offspring from a specific genetic stripe line and we kept a handful to out-cross & test breed – To our surprise, the variations appeared in offspring of consecutive generations of out-crossed lines.
This dragon is a first generation male that we held onto. Take note of his oddly shaped pupils. He produced more animals with oddly shaped pupils, as well as vent areas that were transparent to varying degrees. Occasionally, this transparency would extend up through the inside of the offspring’s thighs and occasionally random pattern mutations were visible.
2nd Gen Females
We held some genetic striped female offspring from the original male that displayed the same eye mutation, as well as the transparent vent area – and when out-crossed they are producing more of the same, now with consistent pattern distortions.
Clear Vent Areas
Next Generation of Eyes
Next Generation Pattern Distortions
Original Male Bred to Colored Female
When the male was bred to a different bloodline, quite a few of the striped offspring exhibit an additional, vertical stripe just to the inside of the side-spikes.