To date, there has been
3 albino traits discovered. While they all look similar ,
their genotypes are different hence they are not compatible for breeding with
each other. There is no absolute way to tell which Albino gene your gecko carries
until they are bred out but there are a few differences in each Albino gene to help
The Tremper Albino (also
called the Texas Albino) was the first Albino strain discovered in
1996 by Ron Tremper.
| Tremper's usually exhibit
a silver color in their eyes with thin
dark red veins.
Their body colour ranges from a light pink to sometimes
darker pink and yellow bands on the body, in the tail, these bands are
normally white. Incubation temp greatly affects the shade of this
strain. with lower temps creating darker "mocha" or "chocolate"
As this was the first Albino strain discovered, it is the
most commonly found in most pet stores and breeders. This Tremper is expressing
lavender - a common trait of bell's, but it's eye colour gives
it's true genome away.
The second discovered strain of Albinos was the Rainwater
after its discoverer Tim Rainwater) also known as the Las
This strain of Albino is very much similar to both the
Tremper Albino strain and the Bell Albino strain in respect to colours.
The eyes of the Rainwater Albino though are generally
the darkest of all three strains. The eyes can be almost as dark as
a Normal Leopard Gecko's eyes or more of a darker brown than the Tremper, with dark
drown or darker veins and are not typical of the Albino eye coloring.
The Bell Albino is the newest of the three Leopard Gecko
Albino Strains and was discovered by Mark Bell.
The eyes of the Bell Albinos is the easiest way to
tell them apart from the other two strains. Their eyes are a light
pink color. As for the body, they tend to have brown
Bell Albinos also express a lavender color on their
Blizzards are a simple recessive morph that show no pattern
on their bodies aside from some that exhibit a yellow hue.
Colours range from a white, light purple, yellow and darker
(lower temp incubated) shade of
purple which is known as a "Midnight Blizzard".
Some exhibit changing of colours on a regular basis, though
it has not been determined as to the cause of this colour change. They may be a
bright white one minute and a quick change to a dark purple occurs. Some say it may
be temperature dependent though some say it may be mood dependent.
The Jungle Morph was developed in 1991 by
Ron Tremper. There is current debate on whether a jungle is a line
bred result or the result of a recessive trait. I am siding for the moment with
recessive. It shows more and more proof lately to just seem to be a
random genetic colour mutation.
Jungles express a non-banded irregular pattern throughout
its body with no bands on any part, including the tail.
If the gecko has non banded patterns on it's body but
NOT on it's tail - then it is not strictly considered a jungle
Founded by Pat Murphy in
1991, the Murphy Patternless is a Leopard Gecko which lacks all
As a hatchling, they will hatch with a lightly colored body
with random tan, gray, or brown markings on the body.
Close to the age of 10 months, the markings will have
completely faded and the geckos body color will be between yellow all the way to a
Throughout the generations, breeders have been able to
incorporate the Carrot Tail into the Murphy Patternless Leopard Geckos.
Eclipse refers to an recessive eye trait in Leopard Geckos.
The eye shows a solid color as opposed to the normal eye coloration in which there
is a distinct color in both the iris and the pupil. Eclipses have a transparent
iris that allows for a full view of the pupil underneath which gives it the look
that the entire eye is a solid color.
There are three different forms of the Eclipse trait. They
are exhibited as the Tremper Eclipse strain (black, red, ruby
red), the Blizzard eclipse (Black and random), and the Mack
Super Snow eclipse (Black, red, ruby red).
The Snake-Eye is an eye trait connected to the
Eclipse. This trait is exhibited in both the Blizzard and Tremper Eclipse version
of the Eclipse.
A Snake-Eye gecko shows a partial solid color on the iris
and is determined by a percentage when being sold. An eye exhibiting a half solid
iris is considered 50% snake-eye.
Snake-eyes come from the Eclipse gene so they are
considered an Eclipse trait. Snake-Eyes and Eclipses can be bred interchangeably
and produce both Snake-Eyes and Eclipses.
A Bold Stripe Leopard Gecko is a Leopard Gecko where the
pattern runs along the sides of the Leopard Gecko.
Genetically, It has been concluded that this
morph is an Incomplete Recessive. Meaning that this morphs mode of
inheritance can vary throughout the bloodline.