Soft Scale (Possible Super) Lavender/Black & Cream Quad Stripe with Whiteout Laterals - Area 51 Tangerine x Red Pairing (Has Reddish Throat) - 19g Male
This is a gecko for the forward-thinking breeder interested in pushing the envelope in terms of what has been done. The solid head and Tangerine-tinted creamy dorsal are great on their own, but those laterals are something entirely different. If you look closely you'll see some white spots around the laterals, like there's something making the Whiteout laterals look pixelated. We've seen a similar effect in various Red Phantoms with the Whiteout/wall trait, but this is a first with non-Phantoms - and one I'll play with further when/if I produce more like this one. At this point, I can only assume there's a link between there being a red parent involved, and the Whiteout trait being there. While I would venture to say we've produced more Whiteout/Whitewall geckos than anyone, it's a trait we are still learning a lot about every year, at least in terms of combining it with our various other projects, so I'm not entirely sure why it looks that way. If I had time to explore everything myself I would, but I obviously don't. If it were me breeding this gecko, I would breed him to other Whiteouts and even a Lilly White, in order to see if that pixelated look can be reproduced - and if it can, that means you can probably improve upon it (or make more extreme versions).
I have spent over half my life following (and breeding) genetic morphs in pythons, boas, and other gecko species, and have a very strong background in reptile morph genetics - in addition to over a decade of playing with the Soft Scales. At this point, I am quite certain this is a co-dominant morph. While we're still doing some final independent testing to confirm that the Supers are indeed true genetic Supers (the homozygous form of a morph), this gecko should produce all Soft Scales if bred to a non-Soft, 1/2 Softs and 1/2 Supers if bred to a Soft Scale, and all Super Softs if bred to another Super Soft.
What is a Soft Scale and Super Soft Scale?
This is a new structural morph that also affects color and even the eyes. See the Soft Scale Project page for detailed information and photos.
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