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Old 06-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #1 
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dragon scale genetics?

my new male is a dragonscale. sometimes he looks a perfect silver color except for the outerband of his fins which are a translucent black (im pretty sure hes a butterfly but he would be faulted for the jagged edge of his bands) other times he shows teal and copper coloring. does anyone know anything about dragon scale genetics? and are they always metallic or is that just an extra feature?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #2 
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I don't know. My dragon scale is a light blue but rigt now has a gold sheen (that's not velvet) and red spots on his scales (that aren't sores). He's iridescent so maybe it has something to do with that. Does your guy shimmer in the light too?
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #3 
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Yea that's the metallic. It's kinda like when u look at a piece of metal and it has several different colors in it
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #4 
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The dragon scale actually came from breeding Splendens show types back to the wild types, Smaragdina and Imbellis.
There is quite a lot on the internet about the crosses.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #5 
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Varies.. some dragons have it, some don't.. it's just the layering above the scales there that varies and you'll get some like yours and there will be some who don't have that and don't change colors depending upon the light.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #6 
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Thank u both! Can't wait to see what I get when I breed him
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #7 
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I wish mine didn't have the flakes or the sheen on his body. He's prettier without it. Oh well. I love him anyway.

Do you have a female(s) in mind for your guy?
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yea she is a butterfly with a yellow body and inner band and a white outer band and she has purple iridescence on her body
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Though dragon scale's genetics are more complicated, but put in easier terms, it is said to be double metallic (this may explain the metallic look). And from the sound of your dragon, it seems he is of the black dragon line (copper base). These dragons usually have silverish bodies instead of white like the red dragon.

Irid based dragons show irid colors on their whole body and fins. The turquoise or blue-ish dragon may show two colors from different light angles - ssometimes more blueish, sometimes more greenish. The royal blue and steel blue usually only shows one color.

Could you show side view pictures of him flaring? . . . and the female too.
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