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Old 10th September 2009   #1
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Default My piebald axolotl or harlequin?

I quit calling it a blotched wild type and am now calling it piebald. I could almost be talked into calling it a harlequin. It is about 6" long.
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Old 10th September 2009   #2
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Default Re: My peibald axolotl or harlequin?

I wasn't going to post this one because of the dirty tank. It shows his face pretty well.
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Old 10th September 2009   #3
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Default Re: My peibald axolotl or harlequin?

I think there is enough orange and white on this to justify the term harlequin so I'm prepared to talk you into using the term. I do not think harlequins need to look exacly like the famous cover picture. Different harlequin circus clowns all have their own costumes, they are all harlequins but none are identical!

I have to declare an interest. I've got some heavily marked genetically leucistic babies which seem to be retaining their colour. They don't look like this one, the colours are more a fine stippling than bold patches.



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Default Re: My peibald axolotl or harlequin?

The coloration reminds me of a mosaic, which then started me looking at the condition mosaicism. I really wish I could understand what I read more



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Default Re: My peibald axolotl or harlequin?

Its either mosaicism or piebaldism. Mosacisim can express itself in the form of a harlequin, where various colours are mixed, or it may look like piebaldism if it only affects melanocites. I guess without a DNA test is hard to know.



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Default Re: My peibald axolotl or harlequin?

I love seeing pictures of axies with neat color patterns... it makes me want one too someday! Thanks for sharing. :)



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Default Re: My piebald axolotl or harlequin?

What a beautiful Axolotl! I think that's the most pleasing colouring I've seen to date I want one!

*Edit - Go with Harlequin. It sounds so much cooler, lol.



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Default Re: My piebald axolotl or harlequin?

I know that this is an ancient thread, but I want to know if you still have this axie and has the coloration changed at all?



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So cool...

Nothing better than a rare type like this!



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So cool...

Nothing better than a rare type like this!
I know, right? I think the coloration on Michael's axie is so pretty.
And have you seen the pics of my Gem? I really like how he is developing. I've got some fairly recent pics in my photo albums.



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Default Re: My piebald axolotl or harlequin?

I had it for a year or two. It always seemed to be a slow eater and a little awkward. I think along with the odd patterns it inherited some bad traits.


I really like these oddball ones that seem to not have inherited any weak traits.
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I really like these oddball ones that seem to not have inherited any weak traits.[/QUOTE]


Too bad the harlequin had some weak traits. :-(
Those pictured are the speckled gfp wild types, right? Yes, those are nice looking too!



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Default Re: My piebald axolotl or harlequin?

I know this is an older post but I was reccommeded this from a person on facebook. Hopefully someone can help with the color? I've been calling it a wildtype but its tail is almost solid black. This one likes to hide alot and is quick the other photos I've taken are blurry so this is the best one.
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