Leopard Gecko Genetics Webpages:

Here are a few Genetics websites on Leopard geckos that I have found. Hope the information helps those of you looking to learn more on the genetics side of breeding!

The Advanced Genetics Wizard

 

Leopard Gecko Genetics by Steve Stykes

 

Gekkonida Genetics page 1

 

Gekkonida Genetics Page 2

 

Gekkonida Genetics Forum

 

Gekkonida Morphs List

 

Leopard Gecko MORPH Page:

Here is a SMALL sample of the morphs available to the leopard gecko enthusiast. Every year, more and more patterns, colors, and even eye mutations are being developed and released. I myself, have given up trying to keep track, as EVERY time I start doing searches, I find new morphs! I am very glad to see this tho!


Aberrant:
A Leopard Gecko with an unusual pattern on the body with broken rings but normal rings on the tail, not to be mistaken for a Jungle morph, which has broken rings.


Albino/Amelanistic:
A Leopard Gecko of any morph that lacks black pigment (melanin) and has pink eyes.


APTOR:

The APTOR is Carrot-head, Carrot-tail, Hypo-Tangerine, Patternless, and Tremper Albino, available in both normal and giant strains.

APTOR stands for Albino Patternless Tremper ORange.

Please see this link for more info.


Blizzard:
A Leopard Gecko that has an almost pure white body. Hatchlings appear grey with a faint yellow hue and white tail, the ultimate Leucistic.


Banana Blizzard:

The blizzard morph, but with a yellow body, white head and tail.


Blazing Blizzard:
An albino blizzard with pink or red eyes. Usually pure white body


Carrot Tail:
Leopard Geckos with a large amount of orange in their tail usually over 15%.


Ghost/Pastel:
Leopard Geckos of any morph with extremely faded colors. Always look like they are going into a shed. Not to be confused with an over bred or old Leopard Gecko.


Giant:

These geckos are genetically bred to be larger. Reaching weights of over 100 grams on average, they are literally giant sized Leopard geckos. See Ron Tremper's website


Golden:
Any morph that has a golden yellow background rather than the normal light yellow of the high yellow.


HET (or Heterozygous):

HET refers to the fact that the geckos carries 2 genes. One is the dominant and visible gene, the other is the recessive and hidden gene such as Albino, Patternless or Blizzard


High Yellow:
This Leopard Gecko has fewer spots than normal with a yellow rather than a cream/beige background.


Hyglo:
An albino with at least 90% of its body Tangerine in Color. These are line bred geckos and are not considered Hyglo unless they are of Hyglo bred lines. See A&M Geckos for details.


Hypo:
A Leopard Gecko with little spotting on the body. They generally have spots on the head and tail


Jungle:
A Leopard Gecko of any pattern though usually not banded. The true jungle has broken rings on the tail as well as the body. The body and tail rings usually form teardrop or hourglass shapes.


Leucistic:
A Leopard Gecko with no pattern on the body distinctive due to its jet black eyes. Its truest form is the blizzard morph but is usually seen with either: a yellow head and body with a white tail, or as an olive type color all over.


Lavender:
This Leopard Gecko's dark bands and spot are broad, prominent and have a purple/lavender hue. These Leos seem to have more purple/lavender than any other color.


Melanistic/Midnight/Black:
A leopard gecko that is predominately black that can be of any pattern morph. Hatchlings and juveniles usually have white lips and black hind legs. The color between the body markings usually turns yellow. Some breeders are developing a completely black morph where the color remains black.


Normal:
A leopard gecko with two dark body rings and 3-4 tail rings. With its head and body almost completely covered in spots. The background is usually cream or a light beige color.


Patternless:
A leopard gecko that normally has a yellow body with no spotting or banding. The main contrast to the Leucistic is the normal colored eyes. Hatchlings do have some spotting but no bands. These fade whilst they are growing.


Rainbow:
This leopard gecko has a full stripe on the tail with a broken or no neck ring. It can also be void of any patterning on its body. Can be yellow or orange.


RAPTOR:

The RAPTOR is a Red-eyed, Carrot-head, Carrot-tail, Hypo-Tangerine, Patternless, and Tremper Albino, available in both normal and giant strains.

RAPTOR stands for Red-eyed Albino Patternless Tremper ORange.

Please see this link for more info.


Red Stripe:

These geckos have a bright red tint to them and have a stripe going from head to tail that is red in color.


Reverse Stripe:
Just as the stripe but in reverse with a black stripe from the head to the tail tip. Lighter colored stripes follow either side of the black stripe.


Snow/White:
Any pattern morph that has a grey or white background color.


Stripe:
A leopard gecko with a light colored stripe from the head to the tail tip. It is flanked by two darker stripes down either side.


Sunglow:
An Albino Tangerine! Definitely a very cool looking morph.


Super Hypo/Baldy:
A Leopard Gecko with no spots anywhere on is head body or tail.


Tangerine:
The yellow background has been replaced with an orange overtone. The color may be in blotches or all over the body. The darkest oranges have come to be known as the red or blood red line.

 

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