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    Default A Murphys Patternless male and... what is this female?


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    I just came into the ownership of these two beautiful Leopard geckos, my first geckos after years of keeping Savannah Monitors, and I am just curious about what morph my female leo, Asra, might be. She was sold as a generic 'Albino', but perhaps she may be Tremper and something else? She has solid red eyes, with the right being marbled, potentially. I would love to know any insights. I am reticent to consider breeding these two as they may have some bad het combos lurking.

    I also just want to share my big, beautiful Murphys Patternless male, Pascha. What a sweetheart!

    (Sorry for the sideways photos - they are upright in my file folders!)
    Female (2 days before shed):
    FemaleLeopardAsra.jpg
    Showing the marbled eye:
    FemaleLeopardAsra2.jpg
    Male:
    MaleLeopardPascha.jpg

    Thank you all so much, and I am super excited to be a part of this community!

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    Yes, the female is an albino and there's no way to know what strain (though Tremper is the most common). That's where breeding becomes a problem because gecko keepers responsibly interested in breeding will not want to buy the offspring since they don't know which albino strain the gecko is het for. Based on the pattern of spots, there is likely some striping going on as well. The "marbled" eye is called "snake eye" and is a variant of the eclipse eye gene. In non albinos the eclipse eye is solid black; in albinos it's solid red. The snake eye variant looks marbled. There is also an eye trait called "marble eye" which is a bit different. Here's the article about that:
    New Leopard Gecko Mutation: the Marble Eye - Gecko Time - Gecko Time

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    Wow, this is really amazing information! Thank you so much! I deeply appreciate it. I won't be breeding her at all, that's for sure. I don't want to risk anything, honestly.

    Thanks again, and take care!
    ~Leccathu

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    Enjoy her!

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