Go Back   Reptile Forums > Help and Chat > Lizards



  #1 (permalink)  
Old 23-08-2007, 09:40 PM
Rainwater's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,606
Default Leo Tail Tip Kink

Tip kinks on leos...are they a hereditary trait that can be passed down or does it just affect one leo and not a trait but just a feature it was born with?
__________________
[email protected]
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 23-08-2007, 09:43 PM
Ssthisto's Avatar
Read. Think. THEN write.
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorks
Posts: 22,886
Blog Entries: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to Ssthisto
Default

Can be both.

Certain Patternless lines carry tail kinks that certainly appear hereditary, and this kink is not necessarily limited to patternless lines either.

I have a male Blizzard het albino with a kinked tailtip. I was told originally that he'd been bitten by a cagemate before I got him... but when I hatched out half a dozen babies last year by him who ALSO have the "Pikachu" tailtip, I kinda figured it's not - and that it looks like a dominant trait too!
__________________
- Ssthisto

"My bum has been a bum for a very long time, but that doesn't mean I have to listen to what it says."
- Terry Pratchett, Fifth Elephant



Member 1603
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 23-08-2007, 09:44 PM
Rainwater's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,606
Default

oo dominant too! does it mean leos with tip kinks are sold at a reduced price or is it an ok thing to have?
__________________
[email protected]
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 23-08-2007, 09:52 PM
K.J.Geckos's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: staffs
Posts: 3,876
Send a message via MSN to K.J.Geckos
Default

one of mine has a kink in its tail but it certainly doesnt affect it hun
__________________
25 leopard geckos,rescue geckos taken in at no charge by qualified professionals.pm me if needed.no gecko is ever turned away

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 23-08-2007, 09:53 PM
Super Citizen
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 958
Send a message via MSN to cjreptiles
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygyalsw2 View Post
oo dominant too! does it mean leos with tip kinks are sold at a reduced price or is it an ok thing to have?
Often leos with kinks are sold at a reduced price.

Kinks can be common in new traits (or line bred ones such as line bred snows) but can generally bred out fairly easily unless the line breeding is continued.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 23-08-2007, 09:56 PM
Rainwater's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,606
Default

oo cool, i feel all educated now. thanks guys! (and naught girl!)
__________________
[email protected]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kink in leos tail?? daveplymouth Lizards 9 17-12-2009 12:19 PM
Kink in tail edcase Lizards 4 14-06-2009 09:49 PM
Kink in beardies tail? LJayDow Lizards 14 28-05-2009 02:18 PM
Bearded Dragon Tail Kink!!! Help!!! James2007 Lizards 9 10-06-2008 06:39 PM
dragon, kink in tail, is this bad? lizard_loser Lizards 2 06-04-2007 09:00 AM


Help For Heros

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:22 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)
Privacy Policy