These oddities began appearing a few years back. The first were offspring from a specific genetic stripe line in our collection 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.
We held some genetic striped females from this male with the same eye mutation, as well as the transparent vent area, and they are producing more of the same – with the addition of random pattern mutations.
1st Gen Female
Clear Vent Areas
Next Generation of Eyes
Next Generation Pattern Mutations
Original Male Bred to Colored Female
When the male was bred to a different line this year, quite a few of the striped offspring exhibit an additional, vertical stripe just to the inside of the side-spikes.