Morph Updates

10/17/2012 White Out Patternless Axanthic

 

Last night we produced the first White out patternless axanthic ( White out patternless oreo ). We will be posting more pictures as it's colors progress with age.  White Out Patternless Axanthic
White Out Patternless Axanthic  

 

6/03/2012 Super Zero/Super Stinger Genetics Update

Over the past years as we bred the zero and stinger trait we have come to the conclusion that these morphs are a definite recessive. The original patternless and the Super zero / super stinger is allelic with each other.

The Super zero / Super stinger is a separate line of recessive patternless from the original patternless that has another pattern changing gene close to the main recessive allele that is passed on when the Super zero or super stinger is bred to a normal or other morph. This pattern changing gene close to the main recessive allele can give some of the heterozygous and possible heterozygous offspring connecting bands on the back. The crossing of zeros or stingers to normals will also yield visibly different patterned offspring but may not be actual hets for the super form. This lead to the confusion that these morphs were acting Co-Dom since the other trait at work will give hets and non hets stinger or zero patterns. It is possible to produce all normal looking offspring with a super zero or super stinger and the heterozygous babies when bred together will produce super zeros / super stingers and possibly zeros or stingers possible het for super zero or super stinger. We have come to the conclusion as well that some stingers and zeros that were from het X het super zero or stinger breedings may not be heterozygous for super zero or super stinger even though they display the connecting back pattern. With some pattern / color hereditary traits there are other genetics aside from the main mutation at work that can alter anything. With some morphs there can be a pattern mutating allele inseparable from the main mutation allele seen in some recessive pattern mutations such as the Super zero. Even though the super zero and super stinger are compatible with patternless their ability to produce unique patterned offspring and the difference phenotypically between the homozygous morphs still makes them their own individual morph and they are not the same as a patternless. The future for these traits is very promising as seen when zeros and stingers are bred into hidden genes and the obvious differences between Super zeros / Super stingers and patternless alone. The zero and stinger name will remain the same, the homozygous forms will still be referred to as supers since they have been labeled this way for years.

5/18/2012 Hidden Gene Zero Update

 

Pictured are hidden gene stingers, this is an update to show the progress of this new trait, how it's influencing other morphs when combined, our progress with the morph, and to tell how we came about this new color / pattern enhancing gene. The original hidden gene was a wild collected fat tail that didn't look far from a normal but had gravelly pattern and some nice contrast. We bred it to some normals and kept the offspring back to start a new project to see if anything would come of the new odd looking fat tail. As we bred the offspring back to each other and back to the original parent we did not see any real difference in the babies other than some had nice highlights and a few had gravelly looking background color. We actually dismissed the project as just being a nice looking line bred trait and gave up on them. We took the offspring from our breeding's and bred them to some nice zeros in our collection. After a few eggs hatched we seen a really intense crazy patterned zero that developed into a strikingly ghostly looking zero with a ultra wide stripe down the back.

 

Hidden Gene Zero Fat Tail Gecko

Hidden Gene Zero Fat Tail Gecko   As more eggs hatched from the group we produced a few other zeros that ended up having extra wide stripes, hazy bright colors, and distorted body pattern. We realized the new zeros we were hatching came from the project we gave up on and mixed into the zero breeding group. What was strange was how these new fat tails when combined with zeros resulted in producing such crazy looking bright ghostly looking fat tails when they have very little orange on them. Since the new trait that has such a big influence on zeros and stingers does not look like anything real special and it doesn't look far from a normal we decided to refer to the project as hidden genes. So far we have bred hidden genes into zeros and stingers, we will be breeding them into white out zeros later in the season.

 

5/18/2012 Bold Hyper Xanthic

  This is a bold Hyper Xanthic from our pure hyper xanthic line. boldhyperxanthic0011.JPG

 

2/26/2012 White Out Zulu

We've been sitting on this morph update for a while (sorry!), but here are some pictures of some White Out Zulu geckos! We have produced enough White Out Zulus this breeding season to offer some for sale. There is a lot of variability with this designer morph especially in the striped version. White Out Zulu 1
White Out Zulu 2

 

8/09/2011 White Out Axanthic

Pictured is a 38 gram male. The White Out Axanthics are looking nice, we will post more photos soon. whiteoutax0011.jpg

 

7/26/2011 Black Pearl X Charcoal

 

This male was incubated at 89 degrees.

We breed a Black Pearl to a Charcoal and then we breed the offspring back to the Black Pearl.

Black Pearl X Charcoal

 

4/26/11 New Project

 This is a new project we are working on with the Zero. At the moment we are keeping the genetics to this zero combination a secret until we release some for sale.

 

4/15/11 White Out Ghost Morph

 

Hatched April 5, 2011. This is the world's first White Out Ghost, a combined recessive and co-dominant mutation. This designer morph should go through some nice color changes as it matures. The background is a off-white cream color with faded lavender bands laying on top. As it matures we are predicting more white will show up and the bands will become more of a purple color. We will post photos as he gets older.

Update: 4/26/11

Below is an updated photo, the gecko has come out of its second shed.

 

White Out Ghost

White Out Ghost    

 

3/27/11 Zulu White Out Morph

The Zulu White Out is a co-dominant and recessive designer morph. We were really pleased to see how these two traits interacted; the picture speaks for itself. The Zulu pattern mutation shows its typical aberrant characteristics along with the White Out trait adding outstanding color and contrast. This is a really impressive combination with a lot of potential.