Hello! I have some baby leopard geckos and was wondering what their morphs are. Thanks!
I produced them! Here are some pics of the parents. I believe that the father is a mack snow with a gene for blizzard, and the mother is a normal. I don’t know for sure though, so maybe you could also help me with that. The first two are the father, the last two are of the mother.The first one is likely a blizzard because the Murphys patternless hatch with a pale irregular beige pattern that fades with age and at that age they would still have the pattern.
The second is a Mack snow. Expect that it will get yellower as it ages
The third is a "normal".
Did you produce these geckos or buy them? If you bred them, what are the parents like?
Thank you! So far I believe I've produced 2 blizzards, 3 mack snows, 1 normal, and 1 super snow this season.There is no way to know whether an adult gecko that's yellowed up is a Mack snow just by looking. If you've produced a snow hatchling then one of your geckos is a snow and since you think the father may be a snow, that's probably likely. If you've produced a blizzard then both parents must have a gene for blizzard.
In general it's risky to breed geckos of uncertain genetics because there's the likelihood of producing geckos of similarly unknown genetics and then continuing the "muddying" when people breed these geckos. It's also important to understand the basic gecko genetics (which you may, I have no way of knowing). Here's an article that addresses some of the basics in an interesting way:
A successful reptile breeder, in addition to knowing the mechanics of breeding and caring for hatchlings, must also understand basic genetics in order to plan and execute reptile pairings. In addition, the only way to make a positive contribution to herpetoculture requires the ability to provide...geckotime.com