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    Here are a few pictures of a baby Tokay Gecko that hatched in the past few days. This is the first time I seen the tip of the tail being white. Is this a clue as to how it turn out when it gets older? The egg was knocked out of the mother's tube so I put in a tube and lightly covered the end with screen to keep the mother from getting to the egg. I was afraid she may of eaten it thinking it was somebody else's egg. So far I've seen the baby during the day but, it stays hidden during the night time. Is the baby afraid of the mother? The other babies that have hatched before stayed in the tube with the mother during the day.
    The mother is a blue headed green from Michael Billewicz. I'm curious how this baby will turn out as it gets older. Anybody have any ideas?DSC00050.jpgDSC00044.jpgDSC00045.jpgDSC00046.jpgDSC00047.jpgDSC00048.jpgDSC00049.jpg
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    I can't answer your questions, but holy cow he's cute
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    Since the egg was removed from the mother's care, she might not realize that's her offspring. Also is the hatchling's father a blue headed green as well?

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    Father was an emerald but changed into a normal as he got older. Grandfather on the father's side was a normal and grandmother was an emerald.

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    What age was he when he changed into a normal?

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    I think it was about 10 months.

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    Very cute little one. Patternless to normal will usually throw an Aberrant Green, meaning reduced or now orange spots. They tend to have dark green spots and light blue dots on a green background.

    I'm guessing the father is het for patternless as well so you could possibly throw a patternless in one of the clutches.

    There's a fair amount of evidence that the Blue Headed Greens are co-dom's so there's a good chance she will create some aberrant form different from her and the father.

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    Oh yeah, the white tail is somewhat common on patternless Toks.
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    There were 2 eggs left which were knocked out of momma's tube. I kept these last 2 eggs in a clear plastic bowl. I check and tried candling these last 2 eggs and was pretty sure they wouldn't hatch. They looked looked like something was growing in them and died and settled out to the bottom. So today after feeding I went stairs and noticed momma staring at the bowl, when I got closer I saw something move in the bowl. So, one of the dead looking eggs hatched. The baby as the same white tip on it's tail as the first one to hatch as seen in the above pictures. This one wasn't very friendly and didn't want to hang around for picture time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drillman View Post
    There were 2 eggs left which were knocked out of momma's tube. I kept these last 2 eggs in a clear plastic bowl. I check and tried candling these last 2 eggs and was pretty sure they wouldn't hatch. They looked looked like something was growing in them and died and settled out to the bottom. So today after feeding I went stairs and noticed momma staring at the bowl, when I got closer I saw something move in the bowl. So, one of the dead looking eggs hatched. The baby as the same white tip on it's tail as the first one to hatch as seen in the above pictures. This one wasn't very friendly and didn't want to hang around for picture time.
    Yeah, you never know. Cool deal.

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