The Harry Line

The gecko pictured at right is Harry, an incredibly unique and interesting male that I acquired as a young adult back in 2004. This guy is a truly legendary crested gecko, and to this day, I've never seen anything quite like him that wasn't one of his descendants. He and his original breeding group of three females, including the original female Soft Scale, started off as a pet project - something you just have for fun. In fact, the four of them are still together today. I generally don't care if a project like that ever sees the light of day...I just see something that piques my interest, and I want to see what I can do with it. In fact, you didn't see many unique structural traits back then, and you still don't today. A lot of breeders now select for good structure, but no one generally breeds for unique structural traits - probably because you just don't see anything too out of the ordinary very often.

Over a decade later, Harry is still breeding, his offspring have been sold to breeders all over the world, and I am breeding his shaggy/spiny structure into a lot of projects. This one gecko has contributed more to the improvement of crest structure than any other gecko in my collection - and probably in the crested gecko hobby in general. What you wouldn't know by looking at Harry, is that some of his descendants eventually developed spiny lateral markings due to Harry's genes being involved - in fact, the spiny lateral markings are now showing up in several separate projects now - will try to post some pictures here soon!

So how is Harry's structure inherited?
Unlike the Soft Scale structure, which we believe to be a "co-dominant" mutation, this is a selectively bred appearance that comes through in the first generation, but gets better with selective breeding. That's why I've done a ton of outcrossing - so that I could begin breeding Harry line geckos together, without the fear of them being closely related. Even now, they are getting progressively better year after year.



The above gecko is a Super Soft Scale from the original Harry x Soft Scale lineage, but was produced many generations into the project, in late 2015. As you can see, there is some pretty serious Tangerine pigment, and Whiteout lateral markings are also present - in fact, Tangerine pigment is making the Whiteout lateral markings pink. For a Super Soft Scale, this is about as shaggy as it gets (thus far). Without having Harry as early as I did, it would take at least another 5-10 years before we'd see this kind of structure in a Super Soft Scale. This guy is great - can't wait to start producing more like him.



This is a Super Soft Scale Red Extreme Harlequin with Whiteout lateral markings. She has roots going back to the original Harry x Soft Scale project, amongst several others. She has incredible Harry line structure considering how much outcrossing it took to get this appearance. This is one of my favorite geckos of all time - and it'll be a long, long time before we're selling anything like her. This is a great example of what has been done with the Harry lineage.




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Orange Phantom Pinstripe with Whitewall Laterals - Harry Line Structure on a Gorgeous Phantom - Possible Soft Scale Sex: Female Weight in Grams: 38...
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Tri-Color Soft Scale - Whiteout/Whitewall Laterals - Tangerine Tinted Creamy Dorsal & Laterals Harry/Soft x Tangerine/Lavender Line Sex:  Female...
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Super Soft Scale Harry Line Harlequin Pinstripe - Red x Lavender Pairing - 42g Male Sex: Male Weight in Grams: 42 Awesome male, but...
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Bubblegum Pink Line Tangerine-Tinted C2/Citrus Soft Scale - Pink Harry-Style Pinning on a Clean Orange Soft Scale = HOLY ****! Sex:  Female Weight...
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Soft Scale Yellow-Orange & Cream Tiger Pinstripe - Whiteout Laterals - AMAZING Color & Contrast Sex: Male Weight : 21g Absolute stunner - this is...
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Soft Scale Tri-Color Whitewall - Huge Whitewall Laterals & RTB - Harry/Soft x Super Stripe Sex:  Female Weight : 45 grams Absolute stunner -...
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Soft Scale Red & Cream Tri-Color with Gene Suppressing Yellow Pigment Sex:  Male Weight : 26 grams I've had this gene showing up in...
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Soft Scale C2 Cream on Cream with Discernible Pink (Tangerine) Tint - Whiteout/Whitewall Laterals Sex: Male Weight : 41g Stunning all-cream gecko...
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Soft Scale Tiger Pinstripe - Mid-Dorsal Stripe (Super Stripe Offspring), White Spots and "Shattered" Whiteout Lateral Markings Sex: Male Weight :...
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Super Soft Scale Tri-Color with Jet Black Base, Whitewall Laterals & PINK Tangerine Pigment on Dorsal Sex: Male Weight : 22g This one is from a...
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Super Soft Scale Tri-Color - Harry Line Structure & Tangerine Tint - INCREDIBLE GECKO (NOT FULLY FIRED IN PICS) Sex: Male Weight in Grams: 28...
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Super Soft Scale Tri-Color Harlequin Pinstripe - Current Gen. OG Harry x Soft Scale Line Sex:  Male Weight : 22g This is a Super Soft...
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Soft Scale Yellow & Cream - Drippy + Whiteout/Whitewall Laterals - 4th Gen. C2/Citrus x Harry/Soft Lineage - Poss. Super Soft Sex: Female...
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Soft Scale Extreme Harlequin - Tangerine (PInk) Highlights on Dorsal & HUGE Head - Next Level Structure Sex: Female Weight : 43g Absolute stunner...
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Soft Scale Orange Tri-Color Whitewall - Next Level Soft Scale! Sex:  Female Weight : 26g There's a lot going on here, but when you get past the...
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Tri-Color Super Soft Scale - Tangerine Tinted Whiteout Laterals & Pinning, SILVER Eyes, CRAZY Orange Head/Dorsal Sex: Female Weight : 27g...
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Super Soft Scale Tri-Color - Tangerine x BlackJack/Harry Lineage - INSANE Color/Contrast  Sex: Female Weight : 41g This gecko is a thing of...
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Red Tri-Color Super Soft Scale - Silvery Eyes, Bright Orange Head/Dorsal, Whiteout Laterals - Outstanding Example! Sex:  Female Weight : 24g...
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Super Soft Scale Tri-Color - Whiteout/Whitewall Lateral Markings - Outstanding Head/Dorsal Pattern Sex: Female Weight : 46g Absolute stunner that...
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Super Soft Scale Red Tri-Color - Whiteout/Whitewall Lateral Striping - RARE & MALE! Sex: Male Weight : 29g This is one of the very first Red Super...
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