View Full Version : Hypomelanistic U Milli

01-09-2006, 06:06 AM
Hi guys,

I was hoping that some of you overseas peeps would be able to help me with my query. Although there are some hypomelanistic Millis in Australia, as far as I'm aware it is still very hit and miss.

Could all you peeps out there with hypo Millis post pics and provide some info as to the breeding of them if applicable? Are they to the point overseas that they breed true?

I'm asking because, as you all probably know, I have a little Milli that is having real difficulty eating. She is interested, but she can't seem to get it together enough to actually catch one. Basically, she/he is a bit pathetic.

Now, she/he is from hypo parents, although the line is not established and offspring can be anywhere from hypo to normal I believe. Apparently the lightening of the colour does also not start until about 6 months of age.

My little pathetic Milli is now a great deal lighter than the 4 normal Milli hatchlings at only 6ish weeks old, and is getting lighter every day, and the breeder mentioned that severe mutations and albinos tend to be 'pathetic' animals, so it could be the case that I am really lucky and she/he is quite a bit mutated from the normal phase.

I would very much appreciate ANY information you guys can offer, especially from those of you lucky people who breed hypo Millis, as your hypo breeding seems so much more advanced than our is. I really don't understand all the genetics behind all this stuff, so any information would be greatly appreciated!

Here are some photos of the little one. Still going with the baby food. As I've been spending so much time with this little one I'm so attached to him/her!



01-09-2006, 06:48 AM
Gee Sarah

There is a big colour difference at 6 weeks on that Milli not eating. I can see some yellow spotting on the head & body now - love the blue eyes.

My juveniles were never that coloured - maybe it is a hypo?


01-09-2006, 06:58 AM
Hi Ari,

Yes, she/he is from hypo parents (from John Mcgrath), but normally they don't start getting any lighter until 6 months of age apparently, so it's quite unusual.

I don't know anything about hypo breeding so thought I would see what the overseas peeps can offer.


01-09-2006, 07:35 AM
here is my hypo female which im understanding, when i breed to a normal male should result in 50/50 hypo/normal hatchlings


01-09-2006, 07:57 AM
She's gorgeous Mike! What a stunner.

01-09-2006, 08:03 AM
Mike, if you breed her to a hypo male does that mean 100% hypo projeny?


01-09-2006, 08:06 AM
Mike, if you breed her to a hypo male does that mean 100% hypo projeny?


i would assume thats correct

01-10-2006, 11:08 PM
a hypo female
one of her offspring through a coupling with a dark, normal male

01-10-2006, 11:16 PM

The bottom(2nd pic) you submitted - OMG the colouring is amazing - I WANT, I WANT.

Elizabeth Freer
01-11-2006, 02:05 PM
Sarah ~

Has she managed to only just catch a single cricket so far? How are you supplementing the baby food with calcium, D3, et cetera?

01-11-2006, 02:12 PM
just for interests sake...
the reddish colouring of these babies tends to fade out slightly as they age but they still remain quite light in colour...more like their mother in the picture above.
some of her offspring from a pairing with a dark, normal male appear exactly like the father...dark and normal. it's about a 50/50 split between the two.

01-11-2006, 09:07 PM
ari...forgot to mention that i wouldn't mind having half the geckos on your list there either :wink: :lol:

01-11-2006, 10:07 PM
Hi Elizabeth,

The little one managed to catch and eat a cricket last night. It is only the third cricket so far, but she/he is being fed baby food which is thankfully working too. She isn't emaciated, although she could do with more weight on obviously.

I have been spraying her with water mixed with Calcium/vitamin suppliment that would normally be dusted on crickets. Hopefully that will be enough until she gets going.

Geckoboy, FANTASTIC hypo you've got there. That juvenile is just AMAZING looking!

01-18-2006, 09:49 PM
Thought I'd update you on 'Tiny'. She is eating much better now. I haven't had to suppliment her with baby food for a week now. She took two crickets last night, three at the feed before that and two at the feed before that, so things are looking much better for her survival.

Here's a pic of her Mum (top of photo). I'm hoping that as she matures she proves to take after her Mum!