The tangs are a result of crossing my Dad's Cletus (red/blood) and a yellowish green female. The progeny were safety cone orange..we didn't know what to think. Now, at this time there were not a lot of hypomelanistics to speak of and Dachiu's were putting out most of the hypos at this time..........and these were especially clean and orange. We then crossed these out to the black nailed ghosts (called ghosts back then but are simply snows or a light colored normal). This pairing resulted in some of the most prolific dragons we have ever had. The nicest development of this bloodline was later on when we had hypo citrus from Goldfinger and crossed the tangs into this hypo citrus..the progeny were tangerine and all het hypo, they took off from there. One of the most famous of the hypotangs was "Juilo" a a large hypotang male that did a great job breeding for quite a few years. This line has produced with regularity "smooth" scaled dragons although they have no leatherback in the bloodline and good number of paradox dragons.
Red Citrus is not a Red crossed to a citrus. The story is very old actually. Apollo one of our citrus males was bred to numerous yellow females and the result was 100% red dragons with high yellow undertones, no yellow dragons. This would be fine if Apollo was actually a red dragon that hatched out yellow, however, he was one of our own Citrus dragons. We could not market these dragons as Citrus even though they were Citrus x Citrus bearded dragons. They were not Crimsons or Bloods either. So we had to ID the progeny in a way we would understand what would happen if we outcrossed them. . You can spot one of these anywhere!