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    Hi there Iím new to leopard geckos, and Iíve been wondering what type of morph my girl is!
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    Does anyone know? Some sort of tangerine? Green? Anyone with more knowledge please let me know, I’m planning on breeding her eventually so I’m trying to pin point her exact morph or close to it without breed testing initially. I think the breeder just called her an orange gecko so I know that’s not the correct name lol. I’ll be getting a white and yellow Tangerine Raptor male to breed her with when she is good and ready, so if anyone could identify her morph, or any possible baby outcome morphs, that would be amazing thank you!!
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    Some more pictures, especially when they were younger would help with the identification of her morph
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    At this point I would call her a super hypo (no body spots) tangerine (orange colored) baldy (no head spots). You can see the hatchling pattern faintly and it looks as if some of the bands on the body are broken but not the tail, so you could call it "aberrant" as well. The "green" look, in my opinion is just the coloration from the fading black bands with the orange coloring.
    As far as breeding goes, it would be good, if possible, to find out if the breeder knows whether or not the gecko has any recessive genes, which could be important especially since you want to breed her with a Tremper albino. It would be good to know for sure that the female doesn't have Bell or Rainwater recessive albino genes. There is a chance that some of the offspring could be stripes or jungles given the broken body bands of this gecko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    At this point I would call her a super hypo (no body spots) tangerine (orange colored) baldy (no head spots). You can see the hatchling pattern faintly and it looks as if some of the bands on the body are broken but not the tail, so you could call it "aberrant" as well. The "green" look, in my opinion is just the coloration from the fading black bands with the orange coloring.
    As far as breeding goes, it would be good, if possible, to find out if the breeder knows whether or not the gecko has any recessive genes, which could be important especially since you want to breed her with a Tremper albino. It would be good to know for sure that the female doesn't have Bell or Rainwater recessive albino genes. There is a chance that some of the offspring could be stripes or jungles given the broken body bands of this gecko.

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    So she’s about 6 months, not fully grown yet. I’ve lost the number of the original breeder, but I’m just starting to look into genetics. Why is it important to figure out if she’s recessive for bell or rainwater? Are there some things that can go wrong?
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    Is there somewhere I can get her genetically tested to find out which albino morph she is? I just looked up an article about the dangers of albino breeding.

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    There is no way to know what strain of albino she is. Although there are some reports that it's actually physically problematic to breed different strains of albino, it's really more of an issue of muddying the genetics so geckos are being produced where it's not clear which albino strain genes they carry. Although not everyone follows this, in general the safest breeding plan is to use geckos of known genetic backgrounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    There is no way to know what strain of albino she is. Although there are some reports that it's actually physically problematic to breed different strains of albino, it's really more of an issue of muddying the genetics so geckos are being produced where it's not clear which albino strain genes they carry. Although not everyone follows this, in general the safest breeding plan is to use geckos of known genetic backgrounds.

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    Is there no safe way to test for an albino morph with different morphs?

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    The only way to know what strain of albino you have is to take your best guess, breed it with another gecko of that strain and see what you get. If you get albinos, you now know what strain your gecko is (of course, there's a chance that it has genes for more than one strain, but let's not go there now). If you get no albinos, you can only surmise that your gecko is not from that strain. Now you have offspring who are het for 2 different albino strains and many people would say that you really shouldn't sell them (because even if you sell them "pet only" you have no control over what others will do). It's not ideal, but, as someone who was stuck with 30 hatchlings 4 years ago when my geckos were diagnosed with crypto, I can tell you that keeping them all if definitely possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    The only way to know what strain of albino you have is to take your best guess, breed it with another gecko of that strain and see what you get. If you get albinos, you now know what strain your gecko is (of course, there's a chance that it has genes for more than one strain, but let's not go there now). If you get no albinos, you can only surmise that your gecko is not from that strain. Now you have offspring who are het for 2 different albino strains and many people would say that you really shouldn't sell them (because even if you sell them "pet only" you have no control over what others will do). It's not ideal, but, as someone who was stuck with 30 hatchlings 4 years ago when my geckos were diagnosed with crypto, I can tell you that keeping them all if definitely possible.

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    Thank you Aliza! Her first clutch I can try with my tremper male, if they come out non albino, I definitely have the room to keep them just in case thank you so much!

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