After the change to dragon barding deeds I crafted some(about 10) out of shadow ingots to get the best durability. Well I like the normal metal looks so I chose "do not color". once crafted the deed does not show the durability so I just made all 10 at once. Once placed on the swamp dragon the durability shows up as an exceptional Iron made. So if you are making the barding deeds I suggest you use the color so you dont waste the ingots. There is another thread on UO Hall but it seems that it is falling to the 2nd page. I did send in a UO bugs but dont know where that will get us. This was just a heads up really.