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    So this year i have only mated 1 of my females. A high yellow with another high yellow.

    She laid 10 eggs, 1 infertile, 2 went bad and 7 have hatched.

    6 of them are as expected, high yellow.

    But this little beauty came out a complete different colour and i am stumped as to what it actually is.

    I forgot to note that it has red eyes too.

    Any ideas?
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    this is what I found PASTEL INFORMATION the one on the right looks exactly like yours, from the white U shape on the head even to the number of yellow stripes. hope this helped
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    I don't think there's any way to know whether the gecko is a pastel because it actually needs to be documentable that it comes from that line. What's more important is that this gecko is an albino, probably a Tremper, but no way to be sure. That means that the parents each have a gene for albino (we would say "het for albino") so you have a 25% chance of each hatchling to be albino. The ones that don't look like that may or may not have the albino gene. Each non-albino hatchling has a 67% chance of having an albino gene. The only way to know whether or not it does would be to breed it to an albino and see if you get any albinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    this is what I found PASTEL INFORMATION the one on the right looks exactly like yours, from the white U shape on the head even to the number of yellow stripes. hope this helped
    That is a cool website. Thaanks fot sharing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I don't think there's any way to know whether the gecko is a pastel because it actually needs to be documentable that it comes from that line. What's more important is that this gecko is an albino, probably a Tremper, but no way to be sure. That means that the parents each have a gene for albino (we would say "het for albino") so you have a 25% chance of each hatchling to be albino. The ones that don't look like that may or may not have the albino gene. Each non-albino hatchling has a 67% chance of having an albino gene. The only way to know whether or not it does would be to breed it to an albino and see if you get any albinos.

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    Thanks a lot for the reply. I know a lot about leos but 1 thing i struggle to get my head around is the genetics.

    That is awesome to say they both are het for albino.

    I have rainwater albinos, but they are females and im expecting this to be a female too. Plus im not keeping it. Im running out of room as it is lol.
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    Ok so i wanna revisit this. Tending to my geckos after a short holiday i have noticed that the baby in the OP has changed colour quite a bit.

    It was judged to be an albino of some sorts by @acpart and i couldnt have agreed more as i have a rainwater albino adult.

    Now it has turned a lot more orange and has me thinking is this also a tangerine. Maybe even a possible carrot tail there too or nah?
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    yeah looks like some form of tangerine appearing.. show me the parents again..
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    Definitely looks like a tangerine and it will be a carrot tail if the orange fills in more.

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