View Full Version : Question: Coloration

25th February 2012, 11:32
Just a quick question has anyone ever got a copper axie from a golden albino and a black colored wild type sorry there is no pics but the system is refusein to let me upload i've tried so many times in the past few months Anyway the lil fellow is gold like his dad wth blue type colored spots all over him he also has the albino eyes any information or help by a breeder close by to help me identify what it is i have would be greatly appreciated

26th February 2012, 05:30
It's possible, but probably not in the way that you're thinking. Axolotls aren't paint: you can't just mix two together and get colors that are in between.

Instead, both parents carry a variety of genes which combine to make different colors, which may or may not be anywhere close to the parents' colors. For instance, a leucistic and a golden albino can have all wildtype offspring.

The gene for 'copper' is on shaky ground in regards to how it's passed on, but it's definitely a heritable trait.

There are also mutations that can pop up and don't fit into defined categories.

26th February 2012, 07:49
Thank you kaysie if i could get a pic up it wouldve been a lot easier still trying to work out why i cnt get it up atm but thank you for your advice in it

26th February 2012, 07:54
hopefully this worked

26th February 2012, 09:54
Those are interesting bumps along your Axolotl's torso. Is that normal?

26th February 2012, 11:13
bumps lol he has none at all there is alot of blue dots on him tho and like his/her dad two lines of white/gold flecks. this is luey's mum and dad mystic and stumpy dads gold albino

3rd March 2012, 00:01
For your 1st photo, I've seen 1 exactly like that posted somewhere here before + that axolotl had a brother / sister that was the exact opposite of it (so the body colour of 1 was the spot colour on the other + vice versa) ;)
Not even sure where to start looking for that thread though, sorry.
But, I've never seen an axie like your black 1 though - very nice :D
(well, they're both very nice, but the black 1 gets the novelty factor too)

3rd March 2012, 00:02
(And, I think Gazer is talking about the 2 rows of bright dots that run nearly parallel along the body - they look like lights on a plane landing strip, LoL!)

3rd March 2012, 08:14
landing lights lol leuy's father mystic has them dwon his side as well n the black axie thats luey;s mum stumpy(missing a foot first got her) her mother was a harliquin so i'll never get rid of her n out of all the 100's of babies we had golden albinos two like stumpy but they ddnt make it n only 4 like luey...........wishing i kept them too now n thanks mojo

3rd March 2012, 12:38
The "bumps" are the sensory pits that make the lateral line, just like in fish. Itīs perfectly normal.