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    This is my first leachie. I got her at a small reptile show recently, but the vendor didn't know which locale she was from as they were selling for someone else! She was squished into a small round plastic container!!! and her nose was rubbed to such an extent that she had a patch on top. He said it was from being in the container! He may be right, as its gone now. She eats Cgd well. This was the first time I'd seen one of these beauties, and now I'm hooked I've been looking at photos online trying to figure out which locale or type she is, but I find it difficult to tell. I think she's Nuu Ana. What do you think?

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    I think Leachies are like Carpet Pythons - if you don't get a proven locality from a trusted breeder, you can't do more than guess and you probably just have a pretty mutt.
    not that there's anything wrong with that; my Leachie is a cross
    Morelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Rhacodactylus leachianus * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boivini
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    I agree there's nothing wrong with pretty mutts I think they're all stunning, but I'm gonna try to see if I can get more info somehow.

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    a more clear, closer picture might help as well.
    Morelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Rhacodactylus leachianus * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boivini
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    They seem much clearer on my phone. I'll work on getting better photos.

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    I'm no leachie expert but she looks a lot like my leachie which is a GT cross.

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    If you look at most isle locales, and even some GT (mainly type B), they can all have those white blotches. Geckos from almost every island locale have shown the pastel colors (pink, yellow, white) on the green background which yours is showing. In my mind, if I were to keep a gecko like this one, I would consider it an unknown locale gecko. As much as every new leachie owner hates it (I did it too with my first one), once you lose documentation, that's it. For the sake of keeping pure localities in the hobby, it is necessary that when one loses the locale info, to consider the gecko unknown. You can not identify island locales from each other. I learned this from one of the biggest breeders out there when he was selling a Wild Caught (yes, you read correctly) that he did not have locale info on, but he had received directly from the importer. He said it could be one of three locales, but said even he could not tell. And he has to have close to 40 wild caught individuals from many different locales.
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    It's a shot in the dark really unless as said above the paper work is there and they are proven. But you got yourself a darn cool gecko

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