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CBB 100% Het Black Dragon Water Monitor #2

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CBB 100% Het Black Dragon Water Monitor 

Produced from Reptile Guru High Yellow male X Black Dragon female. 

Broken and blasted out ocelli, with large amounts of Black on the face and body of these guys make them a very stunning Water Monitor with the amazing ability to produce Black Dragons when bred together. 

Be sure to check out my care sheet here: http://www.vitalexotics.com/water-monitor-black-dragon-care-sheet/

Purchasing a 100% Het or a group of them also puts you on the list for CBB Black Dragons. 

A $500 discount applies (towards the purchase of a Pure Black Dragon) to customers who have purchased one or more 100% Het Black Dragons.  

Questions? Call or text Kris at 715-563-1519  or email info@vitalexotics.com for more info and for package deal prices or to set up a payment plan if needed.

Genetics info/summary of 100% Het Black Dragons and how the Black gene works: 

The V.s komaini (Black Dragon) is no longer recognized as a subspecies of Varanus salvator, as yrs ago it was re-classified as a melanistic version of V. salvator macromaculatusIt has been discovered that the melanistic "komaini" animals apparently live alongside normal looking V. salvator macromaculatus where they are found. This also supports Koch et al.'s (2007) findings that "komaini" is an invalid taxon, and should be grouped together with V. salvator macromaculatus. This is also supported by noting that if the “Black” color trait or mutation was a 'locale' or a subspecies, you would see a blending of phenotypic traits, like what we see in the High Yellow V. s marmoratus X V. s macromaculatus “Reptile Guru High Yellow” crosses and similar crosses of different proven locality traits in Salvators and other reptiles. 

We do know that Breeding Black Dragon to Black Dragon makes all Black Dragons, which proves that the Black trait is genetically transferable, and if it were an intergrade/locality color mutation like some originally thought, we would have seen a "blending" of traits such as a Gray or really dark animal with some pattern but no bright yellow banding or ocelli (yellow spots). So as with many melanistic (black) reptiles, it is determined that, based on this information and other data, that the Black color mutation is a simple recessive trait.

With this information in mind….breeding 100% Het to 100% Het should produce Black Dragons for 25% of the clutch on average, the rest of the clutch will appear normal or High Yellow and have a 66% chance of carring the heterozygous form of the Black Dragon gene.  


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