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    Question Can you have double hets?


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    Hey, I'm looking to breed my gex next season. I have a striped patternless and a striped normal het patternless.
    My question is, if they have a normal morph baby will it be double het for patternless, is there such a thing? And, when advertising them for sale, is that how you would write it, 'normal double het'?

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    Yes, you can have double hets. In your case, when you say "Patternless" do you mean the Murphy's patternless (hatches with a pale beige pattern that fades with age and ends up pretty much looking yellow with a white tail) or do you mean "patternless stripe" (hatches with some black markings suggesting a stripe rather than a banded pattern and as it matures the black markings disappear). It does matter, in terms of what you're going to call them. If there is a double het, let's say Tremper albino and blizzard, the "normal" looking offspring would be called "normal het for Tremper albino and blizzard".

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    They are African Fat Tails, correct me if I'm wrong but Murphy's is a leopard geckos thing

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    Sorry,I didn't check the subforum title. Any gecko is only "double het" if it is het for 2 different genes. In the case of your fat tails, the patternless stripe has 2 genes for patternless and the het patternless has 1 gene for patternless. All offspring that are patternless have inherited both genes and any offspring that are not patternless have inherited a patternless gene from the patternless stripe and a normal gene from the het patternless. So it is simply "het patternless". Make sense?

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