Bearded Dragons Types, Colors, and Species

There are many different types, colors, and species of bearded dragons. This page will cover all the different varieties that you can get.

Bearded Dragon Breeding Background Info

Bearded dragons come in a range of sizes and colors. This is done by carefully breading two or more bearded dragons together with specific traits to produce bearded dragon offspring with desired characteristics. Oftentimes bearded dragon breeders will use certain words to describe the beardies they are selling that many people may not understand. This section will go over everything you need to know about these bearded dragons.

Normal - Bearded dragon offspring from breeding two bearded dragons with different traits.

Hypo - Bearded dragon offspring from breeding two bearded dragons with hypomelanism traits. Generally the offspring are lighter in color and have a sigificant reduction of dark colors in the skin, eyes, and nails.

Trans - Bearded dragon offspring from breeding two bearded dragons with translucent traits which makes their skin appear to be slightly translucent/see-through. Generally trans bearded dragons have solid black eyes.

Hypo Trans - Bearded dragons that lack dark colors and have slightly transparent/translucent skin.

Het Hypo - Bearded dragons that carry the hypomelanism trait, yet do not display it visually. If a het hypo produces offspring, some of the offspring may show the hypomelanism trait while others don't (this is largely depndant on the traits of bearded dragon which it was bred with).

Het Trans - Bearded dragons that carry the translucent trait, yet do not display it visually. When they produce offspring, some of the offspring may show the translucent trait, while others may not (this depends on the traits of the other bearded dragon which was mated).

Double Het - Bearded dragons that carry both the hypomelanism and translucent traits, yet do not display them visually. Their offspring may or may not show these traits, depending on the traits carried by the other bearded dragon which was used to mate.

Hypo Het Trans - Bearded dragons that show the hypomelanism trait, yet carry (and don't display) the translucent traits.

Trans Het Hypo - Bearded dragons that show the translucent trait, yet carry (and don't display) the hypomelanism trait.


Bearded Dragon Genetic Probability Chart


Bearded Dragon Types

There are several different types of bearded dragons. Generally the types have less to do with their color and more to do with the bearded dragon's size Learn how big bearded dragons normally get. and appearance. Below are some different types of bearded dragons:


German Giant Bearded Dragons
German Giant Bearded DragonThe German giant dragons are bred by mating dragons that are larger in size than the average dragon. By doing this with every generation they have developed a breed of dragons that are generally 50% larger than regular bearded dragons. These dragons come in a variety of different colors, however since they are usually specifically bred most breeders will produce German giants in unique colors.

  1. A-1 Reptiles
  2. Rainbow Bearded Dragons
*PLEASE NOTE - We are not endorsed or affiliated with any of the breeder(s) listed above. However, we do our best to only list reputable and established breeders.


Leatherback Bearded Dragons
Leatherback Bearded DragonLeatherback dragons have a mutated gene which prevents their scales from growing to full size. This gives them a larger number of smaller scales which make the dragon appear and feel smoother. The smaller scales also help increase the coloring of the dragon. These dragons come in a variety of different colors, however since they are usually specifically bred most breeders will produce leatherbacks in unique colors.

  1. A-1 Reptiles
  2. Carolina Classic Dragons
  3. Dachiu Bearded Dragons
  4. Delta Dragonz
  5. Dragon Morphs
  6. Gemstone Dragons
  7. Rainbow Bearded Dragons
*PLEASE NOTE - We are not endorsed or affiliated with any of the breeder(s) listed above. However, we do our best to only list reputable and established breeders.


Silkback Bearded Dragons
Slickback Bearded DragonSilkbacks are bred by mating two leatherback dragons. The end result is new dragons with an even smoother appearance. Generally the scales are so small on some silkbacks that they look as smooth as skin. These dragons come in a variety of different colors, however since they are usually specifically bred most breeders will produce slickbacks in unique colors.

  1. A-1 Reptiles
  2. Dragon Morphs
  3. Gemstone Dragons
*PLEASE NOTE - We are not endorsed or affiliated with any of the breeder(s) listed above. However, we do our best to only list reputable and established breeders.


Bearded Dragon Colors

In nature, the color of a bearded dragon was dependent upon its habitat. However, because of selective breeding you can get bearded dragons in just about every color.

How Selective Breeding Works
Selective breeding is the process of mating two specific bearded dragons with each other to produce offspring that have specific traits you want. For example, if you find a male and female bearded dragon that contain a lot of red coloring, their offspring will have even more red coloring.

Since selective breeding can produce so many color variations of bearded dragons, it would be pointless to list all the different names the breeders have given their specific breed. However, you can classify all the colors into the following categories:


Red Bearded Dragons
Red bearded dragons are bred by breeding two different dragons with a high amount of red coloring. This causes their offspring to have a much more red appearance. The more generations that are bred, the deeper the red coloring can become.

By breeding red dragons with different colored dragons, you can produce a variety of uniquely colored dragons.

The following is a list of bearded dragons that have a mostly red appearance:

  • Red bearded dragon
  • Blood-red bearded dragon
  • Ruby red bearded dragon
Red Bearded Dragons

The following is a list of bearded dragons that have a mix of red with other colors:

  • Sandfire red bearded dragon
  • Orange bearded dragon
  • Citrus tiger bearded dragon
  • Sunburst bearded dragon
  • Tangerine bearded dragon
Red / Orange / Yellow Bearded Dragons


Yellow Bearded Dragons
Yellow bearded dragons are bred by breeding two different dragons with a high amount of yellow coloring. This causes their offspring to have a much more yellow appearance. The more generations that are bred, the deeper the yellow coloring can become. When breeders combine yellow dragons with red dragons they will often produce dragons that are golden in appearance.

The following is a list of bearded dragons that have a mostly yellow appearance:

  • Gold bearded dragon
  • Lemon fire bearded dragon
  • Citrus bearded dragon
  • Sandfire gold bearded dragon
  • Yellow bearded dragon
Yellow Gold Bearded Dragons

The following is a list of bearded dragons with a mix of yellow and other colors:

  • Sandfire red bearded dragon
  • Orange bearded dragon
  • Citrus tiger bearded dragon
  • Sunburst bearded dragon
  • Tangerine bearded dragon
Red / Orange / Yellow Bearded Dragons


White Bearded Dragons
White dragons are bred by mating two dragons with white or pale coloring to produce a new generation of dragons that have a lighter color.

The following is a list of bearded dragons that are white or pale:

  • Albino bearded dragon
  • Snow bearded dragon
Albino / White Bearded Dragons


Standard Colors
Standard colors of bearded dragons are generally a mix of green, tan, yellow, and red colors. Most bearded dragons come in these shades and you generally only find solid colored bearded dragons from selective breeders.


Bearded Dragon Species

There are 9 different species of bearded dragons, all of which are found in Australia (the natural habitat of bearded dragons). Below is some general information about each specie.

Pogona Barbata

Pogona Barbata Known as the Coastal or Eastern bearded dragon, they are usually found in Eastern Australia, but can sometimes be found in central or South Australia as well.

Habitat: Dry wooded areas
Max Length: 24 Inches

  • Active during the day
  • Like climbing, but also enjoy moving on the ground
  • Can be territorial when around other dragons

Pogona Henrylawsoni

Pogona Henrylawsoni Known as Lawsons bearded dragon, they are usually found in the western and central parts of Queensland, Australia.

Habitat: Dry, rocky, arid locations (deserts)
Max Length: 12 Inches

  • Active during the day
  • Love climbing more than anything else

Pogona Microlepidota

Pogona Microlepidota Known as the Drysdale river bearded dragon, these are very rare and are usually found in North Kimberley Australia.

Habitat: Coast and woodlands
Max Length: 4-6 Inches

  • Unknown because of rareness

Pogona Minor Minor

Pogona Minor Minor Known as the Dwarf bearded dragon, they are rare and are usually found in Western or central Australia.

Habitat: Rocky areas and woodlands
Max Length: 14-18 Inches

  • Unknown because of rareness

Pogona Minor Minima

Pogona Minor Minima Known as the Western bearded dragon, these rare lizards are found in Western Australia and along the Houtman Albrohos Islands.

Habitat: Dry woodlands
Max Length: 12 Inches

  • Unknown because of rareness

Pogona Minor Mitchelli

Pogona Minor Mitchelli Known as Mitchells bearded dragon, these rare lizards are found in North Western Australia.

Habitat: Semi-tropical woodlands and desert
Max Length: 18 Inches

  • Unknown because of rareness

Pogona Nullarbor

Pogona Nullarbor Known as the Nullarbor bearded dragon, they can be found in South Australia.

Habitat: Flat brush environments
Max Length: 14 Inches

  • Unknown because of rareness

Pogona Vitticeps

Pogona Vitticeps Known as the Central bearded dragon, they can be found in Central Australia.

Habitat: Dry brush environments, forests, and deserts
Max Length: 24 Inches

  • Have gentle nature
  • Awake during the day
  • Enjoy climbing


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