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    So this may just be me, but it seems like every blizzard I've encountered, not just my own, have always seems pretty cranky and hateful regardless of the work put in. Most of my geckos are fairly friendly and yet regardless iof the work I put into any blizzard morph or morph with a blizzard gene in it, they are just kinda mean.

    On the flip side..it seems like very mack snow is the opposite, extremely friendly and outgoing more so than some of my other geckos. I even recently got a Super snow albino as a juvi and I've never had such a friendly juvi. I tend to leave them alone because they;'re so skiddish at a young age but I'll open up her enclosure to feed her and she marches her little tail right over and will climb all over me(Never happens..and I breed them so I'm not new to juvi's..).

    Am I the only one that's ever noticed this? Perhaps I'm just over thinking it..just seems odd..I'd write it off as something I'm doing(maybe snow biased? ;p) but I've handled other peoples morphs and whatnot and almost seems morph connected. I think it'd be really neat if there was some legit research into this and if there was a way that the morphs for specific gene may have genes that affect temperament piggybacking with whatever morph gene
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    Bonus: a pic of my little gal guess she's not to much of a juvi anymore..

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    People have been commenting for years about nasty blizzards. I don't know about the snows, but the only gecko I ever kept simply because she was so friendly was a super snow,

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    Well the blizzard I've have is one of my older girls and she doesn't bite anymore(thank god because she's a big gal) but she still pretty well hates me and will hunt me if I'm in "her territory" and tail wave the hell outta me. I read this whole article about how temperaments can be hereditary I didn't want to be breeding a gecko who has a nasty temperament. So I got this young blizzard with full eclipse eyes to replace her down the road...well that thing did bite and was even more hateful. So I started looking some more..nada..they' all just seem so nasty..Still gonna keep looking and I'm trying to breed her with my very well tempered tremper for some blazings.

    (If the babies become pets then I really don't want them to be ill-tempered for anyone which is kinda what started my whole hunt on morph correlation and temperament)

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    I have read a bit about "hot" females. These are females hatched at higher temps. They can be hostile towards other Leo's including any males you may be trying to breed with. So, it is possible these traits may be less related to morph and more to incubation temps.

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    Hrm I didn't realize hot females could be e affected temperament wise by that, interesting indeed! Also she's actually pretty good with my thee geckos. In the off season I keep the some of the girls in one large colony and she gets along with them great. She was with a male for a few months as well and was fine. I'm just special I guess..><

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    I have a Blazing Blizzard male that is a real big guy, he seems ok, he gets a lot of action in my gecko colony these days. He is not friendly or unfriendly . The snow female I have is by and far the sweetest gecko I have--she is a jewel. I'll attach a pic


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    I got just my blazing blizzard eggs. I put my blizzard female with a very sweet tremper male so fingers crossed that'll keep the babies from being nasty if temperament is bred into them from her.

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    I have a super snow blizzard male who is testy but not bitey he just squeaks abit and gets puffed up. but my female that passed was a super snow blizzard and she was the sweetest, cuddliest most interactive gecko i have ever had.

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    Heh, I have eggs now from tremper albino female and BB male and tremp albino het blizzard female x BB male. Hopefully we will have hatchlings and can share pics. Pics of the adults on website.
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    I'm completely new to gecko keeping, however my Mack Snow is ridiculously friendly. I got him when he was a little guy and still in his black/white coloring. I was a little concerned there was something wrong with him at first because he was so tame, but no. He's just a friendly fella. He does get grumpy on cleaning days though.

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