Texas indigos are similar in appearance to the Eastern indigos. Although they can be variable when one considers the expanse of their natural range from Texas down the east coast of Mexico, they tend to be dark like the Easterns and they often have a brown mottling with an orange/copper chin. Generally speaking, they tend to be a bit more high-strung than the Easterns but can be just as hardy in captivity and just as rewarding. They are fairly comparable to the Easterns in price, if not a bit cheaper, but they are not federally protected. You can buy or sell captive bred specimens internationally and domestically without restriction. Texas is now allowing residents to keep Texas Indigos provided they have a statement from a breeder stating that the animals are legal.