Silkback Dragons were first produced from a pairing between a leatherback and a leatherback. This created approximately 25% Silkbacks, 50% Leatherbacks and 25% Normal Bearded Dragons. Silkbacks are defined by their near naked appearance. These dragons do not have any spiny scales and are covered in circular and oval shaped scales, that are smooth to the touch. These dragons have skin that feel similar to Silk. These animals are the visual homozygous form of the leatherback mutation. A side effect of this fine textured skin is a sensitivity to UV-B light, these dragons tend to dehydrate a lot faster than standard dragons.
A scaleless dragon paired to any normal dragon, will produce a whole clutch of leatherback or reduced scaled dragons.
We do not recommend that silkbacks are bred to each other. The mating ritual can be very rough on the neck area of females, males tend to bite them in this area. This biting causes tears in the skin of females that will require veterinary assistance.