There are literally hundreds of leopard gecko morphs out there with more being created every day.
With the relatively Simple care of leopard’s, not to mention how easy it is to incubate their eggs, even a novice can create a Fantastic morph
Morphs first came out on the Farmers marketplace around 1990 with a few bright yellow colored geckos. Shortly afterward, the creation of these morphs really begun to take hold. Today, there are roughly thirty different kinds of solid morphs.
Simply put, a morph is what you get when you mate two leopard geckos, called Leo’s, with unique coloring to create a baby with much more distinctive coloring. This baby is referred to as a morph.
These morphs, or’designer’ geckos’ are in huge demand as their coloring and patterns are unbelievably attractive. Some leopard morphs can fetch as high as a thousand dollars and up. That’s enough to make anyone with two Leo’s want to try to make morphs.
To get a good leopard morph, it all starts with the male. You need one that has a dominant trait regardless of what female he’s being bred to. Having a high female to male ratio, particularly if the females have all different coloring, also increases your odds for more variety and more successful predator morphs.
In addition, you need to be certain that the pair that you’re breeding has colours that complement each other and are able to be bred together. As surprising as it seems, not all of leopard pairings will create good gecko morphs.
As an example, not all albinos produce albino offspring. If you mated an albino with a non-albino, the subsequent batch of leopard morphs wouldn’t be albinos.
Also, there are lots of types of albinos, like the Tremper Albino, the Las Vegas Albino and the Bell Albino that do not produce albinos when bred together. Even though they look much alike, their genes are simply too dissimilar to receive a leopard gecko morph.
There are two main types of leopard geckos. While they’re called’breeds’ many of these are actually are morphs. Both types are the so-called natural selection, and the only dominant trait kind.
Despite the fact that they’re called the organic variety, these particular kinds of leopard geckos are merely leopard geckos morphs which have been around so long they are accepted as breeds.
These fundamental geckos are good places to begin your breeding collection.
Some of the more popular leopard gecko morphs are the only dominant trait type, these gecko morphs are bred for one particular trait. And while they’re still leopard morphs, they are also great foundations for creating your own morphs.
These leopard gecko morphs include some of the most popular species such as Patternless, (a leopard gecko with no stains,) Tangerine, (a leopard with the bright orange color) Eclipse, (a leopard gecko with strong black eyes) Giant, (oversize geckos,) Enigma, (calico colored) Carrot-Tail/head (either a bright orange head or bright orange tail) Baldy, (the Leo with no stains on his head) and many more.
Needless to say, these are some of the more popular morphs, not such as the super popular ones such as Mack Snows and several morphs of the albino. These are all great foundations for you to construct your breeding group upon.
Starting with some of those leopard gecko morphs, including some of the ones not mentioned, will certaintly offer you healthy, happy and beautiful leopard morphs.
Breeding your geckos into morphs is a wonderful enriching experience and a fantastic way to earn some extra money!
No matter whether or not you decide to sell them, it is always fun to find that egg hatch and your new beautiful leopard gecko morph emerge as a tribute to your hard work and careful gecko choice.
Chris Newell is a longtime gecko breeder and owner. Chris has developed a website that assists all fellow gecko owners in the correct way to implement new and advanced care techniques along with a FREE email course that discusses all types of leopard gecko care.