BEARDED DRAGON COLORS
The most common base colors in captive breeding are Red and Yellow (aka Citrus). Although there are also less common colors including orange and white, we focus solely on producing vibrant citrus and red bearded dragons. The original bearded dragon’s from Australia are different shades of brown. These bright new colors come from decades of selective breeding all over the world. Their color is not a mutation, its simply a set of visual traits passed down through generations of pairing like colored dragons. Beardies also have unique back patterns consisting of two vertical stripes down their spine and horizontal stripes knows as bars.
Citrus Bearded Dragons
The most common and oldest bred bearded dragon color is some variation of yellow. You may see some citrus that vary from brownish/beige all the way up to a bright lemon yellow color. Trans citrus dragons tend to be a deeper yellow tone while regular hypo or non hypo appear more lighter yellow.
Red Bearded Dragons
The second most common color in bearded dragons is red. You will see some dragon's sold as reds looking more orange colored which is due to how new the color is and the importance of out breeding to keep the genetics strong. We are focused on producing some of the healthiest red bearded dragons the world has yet to see.
Bearded Dragon Blue Bars
A newly common pattern found on bearded dragons called Blue Bars appear bright blue or dark blue on trans beardies. They can be seen in horizontal striped patterns or vertical bars on dunner beardies. Blue bars are a secondary color bred through generations of bearded dragons displaying this sort of pattern.
Bearded Dragon Genetic Stripes
A Bearded Dragon with Genetic Stripes has two unbroken vertical stripes going down its back. These stripes are always a different color from there regular pattern which also produce a single stripe going down there spine.
The 3 most common morphs that effect a bearded dragon's scales are leatherback, dunner, and silkback. All of these scaled mutations are dominant traits, meaning if one parent displays the morph, then half of the offspring will also display that morph. A bearded dragon's natural scaling is referred to as normal or regular scaled.
Normal Scale Bearded Dragons
A “normal” or “regular” scaled bearded dragon is covered in spikes all over its back. This type of scaling is what you will find in the original dragons from Australia, without any mutations.
Leatherback Bearded Dragons
A Leatherback bearded dragon has a smooth back with spikes only on their sides and head. They are named after their leather textured scaling and tend to show slightly brighter coloring than normal scales.
Dunner Bearded Dragons
A Dunner bearded dragon has more scales than a normal scaled and they are pointed in different directions especially on the tail and stomach. These dragons have vertical striped patterns on their back rather than the normal horizontal stripes. Dunner dragons can also be leatherback as shown in the second pic below.
The most popular mutations seen in beardies today include, hypo, trans, zero, witblit and wero. These are all recessive traits so in order for them to be passed down both parents must either visibly display the gene or be a carrier of it. We use the term “het” which is short for heterozygous when describing a beardie that carries a certain mutation without visually displaying it.
Hypo Bearded Dragons
Hypo, short for "Hypomelanistic", is the most common out of all the visual morphs. Short for hypomelanistic, the name technically means “lacking melanin”. Hypo beardies do not show darker colors in their pattern and a quick tell is to look at their fingernails. Beardies with the hypo gene have all clear fingernails while non hypos will show black in their fingernails. Major pet stores usually sell these as Fancy Bearded Dragons.
Trans Bearded Dragons
Trans bearded dragons, short for "translucent" have black eyes and a gummy looking texture to there scales. This is another common mutation in captive breeding going back a couple decades.
Zero Bearded Dragons
Zero bearded dragons are completely patternless and colorless. They are a newer morph that are quickly gaining popularity within the beardie community. Hypo Zeros tend to be paper-white while non hypo zeros are more silver and gray. Whenever we have zero bearded dragons for sale they tend to sell out immediately so make sure you reserve one from our next upcoming clutch.
Witblit Bearded Dragons
Witblit Bearded Dragons are patternless but hold a solid color. You can find these in colors ranging from light peach to highly saturated yellow and orange.
Wero Bearded Dragons
Wero (visual zero and witblit) bearded dragon. The only difference between wiblits and wero is wero's don't hold color while witblits do.