Super Hypo Tangerine Carrottail Baldies

Genetics: Line- bred

 

Hypos, Super Hypos, Tangerines, Baldies, and Carrottails are line-bred traits that have been refined since the 1990s. The ancestors of these were high yellow geckos that had a few less spots than most geckos. These were bred to each other, which produced some that were more brightly colored with less spotting. Eventually, tangerine showed up in this line as well. Over many generations, the body pattern and head pattern have been reduced or eliminated, while the coloration has become more tangerine. In addition, the carrottail gene has been introduced. Over several generations, the length of orange on the tail has been extended. Some of these have nearly 100% orange tails now. Albino forms, known as SUNGLOWS, have also been produced. These combine the different albino genes with all of the Super Hypo Tangerine Carrottail Traits.

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Super Hypo Tangerine Carrottail Baldies

This is a line-bred leopard gecko morph.  Back in the 80s and early 90s, breeders took high yellow geckos that had a few less spots than normas, bred them together, and produced offspring that developed even less spotting.  Each generation produced geckos with fewer and fewer spots.  Eventually, some tangerine started showing up in them.  Eventually, breeders were able to get the orange to go down into the tail, and eliminate spotting from the head.  Because this morph can continued to be improved, the quality keeps increasing every year.  The best hypos in the world in 2000 look extremely average to what is available now.  In 10 years from now, the best geckos today will look average.  It is possible that we could develop solid red geckos without a spot of black on them!

 

 

 


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