CRESTED GECKO MORPHS
This page is still in progress and will be updated in the coming weeks.
Click on the images to learn more about each respective morph
The Crested Gecko has become increasingly popular among reptile enthusiasts since its introduction into the herpetoculture industry. It is one of the few geckos that exhibits great variations in its colors, patterns and structure. Over the years, experienced breeders have been able to refine traits that are present in wild Crested Gecko populations and take them to a whole new level. Many new colors, morphs and structure traits have been developed through several generations of selective breeding. In this Crested Gecko Morph Guide we will be taking a look at the wide variety of colors and patterns that they come in.
As you can tell by the photos, a patternless Crested Gecko is just that. They come in several color variations such as cream, yellow, orange, pink, red, brown, dark brown, tan and olive. The cleaner the gecko, meaning, the less spots and markings, the higher quality the morph is. If you are looking to create different colored Harlequins, Pinstripes or Flame Crested Geckos these are the ones to do it with. This is how we produced Blush (Alpha X Peaches), one of our Pink Extreme Harlequins.
This is a patternless Crested Gecko with two distinct colors that are in the same color family, one lighter and one darker. Most of the time, it will be a lighter color that runs down the dorsal/back of the gecko.
Tiger Crested Geckos are exactly what they sound like. They have darker bands that run vertically from their backs down the sides of their body and can come in different colors. Super Tiger Crested Geckos will have exaggerated striping compared to a regular tiger. The first gecko in the gallery is Cringer, one of our Super Tiger breeders.
A Brindle Crested Gecko looks very similar to a Tiger with one minor difference, the bands of pattern don't run up and down. Instead, the pattern is more broken up and tends to look like marble.
Dalmatian Crested Geckos have black, green or red spots of varying size and density. The spots can sometimes be so large and clustered that they are referred to as Inkblots or ink spots. Dalmatian spots can be found in pretty much all the morphs regardless of their visible traits. However, for a Crested Gecko to truly be called a Dalmatian, the spots should be accompanied with little to no pattern on the body and limbs.
Super Dalmatians have a significant more number of spots compared to a regular Dalmatian. A good rule to follow when determining if a gecko is a Super Dalmatian or not is to see if it has more than 100 spots. If it does, it's pretty safe to call it a Super Dalmatian.