29th September 06:03
colorsmutions (bearded dragon)
Ok here is a question. I know in the wild there are particular
colorations of beardies depending on location,like red,yellow,browns
and greys,even a black one. But when we mix different colors,like
taking the natural red and mix it with say a yellow,people give it
fancy names. Now my question is,is this considered a mutation? For
those who dont know what mutation is,it is changes in the genetic
message of a cell.
For instance in birds,there are different mutations of particular
species,like lovebirds and ****atiels. Like for instance,a whiteface
****atiel,then you have whiteface pearl(different mutation of the
same species of bird),pied whiteface,and pearled pied whiteface.
Since these are all different mutations,but the same species,is it
the same for in bearded dragons? I mean your "sandfire" dragon is the
same species as a "leucistic" dragon is it not? So does this make it
a mutation? I mean,just as in with ****atiels,genetic background has
everything to do with the offspring.
So what word do we use when correctly discribing our line of dragons?