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    Bought this girl at a reptile show and they had it labeled "Masic Bold Stripe Afgan - Het Eclipse."

    Can someone with deep knowledge explain this to me? I used the two links in the sticky post and also searched the forum for these key words and wasnt led to any old threads with all these words together in them. Is this a legit morph or did someone just add fancy words to a Bold Stripe Eclipse morph? I'm a noob when it comes to morphs, thanks in advance!
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    I'll take a shot:
    There is no morph or gecko description that goes by "Masic" but the gecko is obviously a Mack snow (white an black as opposed to yellow and black) so I think that was mean to be "mack snow". The gecko may get yellower as it matures.

    Afghan: there are several subspecies of leopard gecko, one of which is "Eublepharis macularius afghanicus" Here's the link to the Wikipedia article about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_leopard_gecko. I would guess that this gecko is either purely from this subspecies, or a subspecies cross

    Het eclipse: the eclipse trait features solid black eyes (or red eyes in the case of an albino) or half black and half white eyes, called "snake eyes". This gecko has regular eyes but has a gene for eclipse (it's recessive) so if it's bred to a gecko with a gene for eclipse, some of the offspring will have eclipse eyes.

    Bold stripe: "striped" geckos have black markings that run from the shoulder through the tail as opposed to side to side (bands). Some geckos have black markings that remain dark and distinct and are called "bold". The seller may feel that this gecko has dark and distinct black stripe markings. I'm not so sure, but that's what s/he thinks.

    I hope this has cleared some of this up.

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    If it really is het Eclipse it would be a pretty rare gecko. Legendary even. I've read some studies on breeding eublepharis macularius with eublepharis macularius afghanicus and there was a very little success if I remember correctly. Breeding these two ends up with infertile eggs. So, I would be vary.

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    Thanks guys. Yeah I stared at the name trying to decipher if he had mis spelled something and mack snow was the only thing I saw close...yet I'm staring at his hand writing like damn theres no WAY it's that bad, he clearly means "masic"

    anyhow, thanks for the responses very helpful. in going to share pics of her eyes soon as I can get them. he said she's 5 months old, so hopefully she's healthy and will be around for a long time maybe I'll find her a mate and try my luck at breeding some day...but now the wife wants a crested gecko tank so that's the next mission for this house!

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    more pics. I think the het eclipse may be a fib? maybe you'll be better to judge.
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    is there a way to find out? DNA testing for geckos?

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    The eyes are normal. "Het eclipse" means that the gecko has one recessive gene for eclipse but will not display the trait, since it takes 2 recessive genes for the trait to be visible. The only way to know would be to breed it to an eclipse gecko and see if you get any eclipse offspring.

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