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    So i posted a thread not long ago asking about what morph one of my newborn geckos was and turned out to be a tremper/rainwater albino.

    Now that little guy/gals twin came out looking like the rest. A high yellow. But within days it started looking very different. It is a lot lighter in colour than the rest and has far less spots. As if it is inbetween a high yellow and albino.

    I am not the best with the genetics so wondering if anyone has an idea. Iv looked all iver and cant find an answer.

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    A gecko is either an albino or not an albino. This gecko is not an albino. It is losing its body spots very quickly which means that when it matures it will be a hypo if it keeps 10 or fewer body spots and a super hypo if it loses all body spots. My bet is on super hypo. It's also turning a nice orange color, so it will probably be a tangerine as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    A gecko is either an albino or not an albino. This gecko is not an albino. It is losing its body spots very quickly which means that when it matures it will be a hypo if it keeps 10 or fewer body spots and a super hypo if it loses all body spots. My bet is on super hypo. It's also turning a nice orange color, so it will probably be a tangerine as well.

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    That had crossed my mind tbh but I thought to myself "how is it possible to get an albino and super hypo from 2 high yellows"

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    A gecko is either an albino or not an albino. This gecko is not an albino. It is losing its body spots very quickly which means that when it matures it will be a hypo if it keeps 10 or fewer body spots and a super hypo if it loses all body spots. My bet is on super hypo. It's also turning a nice orange color, so it will probably be a tangerine as well.

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    That had crossed my mind tbh but I thought to myself "how is it possible to get an albino and super hypo from 2 high yellows"

    Thanks a lot.
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    If you think about it, a "high yellow" really means a gecko with reduced spotting so it looks more yellow than the classic wild type. Spotting reduction is a polygenetic trait as opposed to being simply recessive or dominant. Your high yellows probably have the genetic potential to be even "more high yellow" and a few of the offspring may go "all the way" and lose all their body spots.
    If the gecko parents each have a gene for albino, it would not show up in how they look but they have a 25% chance of producing an albino hatchling. I'm not saying that will happen with yours, but am making the point that 2 het for albino geckos can produce an albino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    If you think about it, a "high yellow" really means a gecko with reduced spotting so it looks more yellow than the classic wild type. Spotting reduction is a polygenetic trait as opposed to being simply recessive or dominant. Your high yellows probably have the genetic potential to be even "more high yellow" and a few of the offspring may go "all the way" and lose all their body spots.
    If the gecko parents each have a gene for albino, it would not show up in how they look but they have a 25% chance of producing an albino hatchling. I'm not saying that will happen with yours, but am making the point that 2 het for albino geckos can produce an albino.

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    Whats the chances of 2 high yellow producing an albino and tangerine though
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    Two high yellows could produce an albino if each has a gene for albino (i.e. is "het" for albino). Tangerine is polygenetic so one or both of the high yellows could have genes for tangerine. It's definitely possible. The chances of two het for albino high yellows to produce an albino is 25%. There's no way to calculate the chances of producing a tangerine. As I mentioned before, the gecko in the picture you started this thread with is not an albino.

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