Deformed possible leather-back beardie

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  1. cheekabee

    cheekabee Well-Known Member

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    I have a clutch that is starting to hatch and every single lizard that has hatched is deformed, my female bearded dragon has produced perfect clutches in the past where all bearded dragons are perfect but a have got a new male and this is the first clutch that they have produced together, both are perfectly healthy. My incubation method is perfect because I recently hatched red barred dragons that are perfect. So Im pretty certain that the genetics are to blame. Also Im not sure if one of the hatched bearded dragon could be a leatherback. Here are a few pics.
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    Is the first one a leather back?
     
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    TiffPeters New Member

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    Aww poor little guys :( I just want to cuddle them and make them all better!
    Sorry can't help you with the leatherback question.
     
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    Grogshla Very Well-Known Member

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    aww poor thing :( I am against leatherbacks and silkies.
     
  4. champagne

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    Is your new male a leather back? if not I doubt they are leather backs just under developed, just like when people open snake eggs and find a solid white snake that have not made it full term. It may still be an incubation problem even tho you have hatched other dragons at the same time, maybe the embryos were at different stages so weren't effected the same way.
     
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    Aww man they look pretty damn awesome!
     
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    Is it at all possible your new male is from the same line as your female? That could cause deformities.
     
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    they would of been very nice dragons im on the fences about leatherbacks or silkies
     
  8. champagne

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    it would only cause deformities if it was in the line.... a lot of people breed siblings with no issues.
     
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