It is an exciting time to be an African Fat Tail Gecko (AFT) breeder. AFT breedings have been producing new morphs/genetics over the past 5-6 years and the excitement is starting to build. There are many combination morphs that have not been tried and breeders haven’t hit all the visual forms of the combinations they have produced.

Below is a list of current African Fat Tail gecko morphs and their genetic make up.

  MOPRH GENETIC

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Banded Wild Type

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Stripe Dominant

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Albino/Amel Recessive

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Caramel Albino Recessive

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Patternless Recessive

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Ghost Recessive

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Anery/Oreo Recessive

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Zulu RecessiveThe back pattern looks similir to an arrow.

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Super Stinger Recessive and allelic with Patternless

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Super Zero Recessive and allelic with Patternless

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Stinger The back bands are connected. The bottom band comes to a point which resembles a stinger on an bee or wasp.Not proven: allelic with PatternlessThis is a newer morph and was originally thought to be co-dominant with the super form being a super stinger. Super Stingers/Zeros have since been proven to be recessive. The stinger/zero form has been thought to be a heterozygous marker similar to highly speckled leopard geckos that are het for the simple recessive traits of patternless or blizzard.

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Zero The back bands are connected.Not proven: allelic with PatternlessThis is a newer morph and was originally thought to be co-dominant with the super form being a super stinger. Super Stingers/Zeros have since been proven to be recessive. The stinger/zero form has been thought to be a hetrozygous marker similar to highly speckled leopard geckos that are het for the simple recessive traits of patternless or blizzard.*for a more complete discussion of this morph, follow this link: http://geckoforums.net/forum138/thread91685.html

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White Out Co-Dominant

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Super White Out Co-DominantSo far the super form has been proven to be lethal. All babies that have hatched have died within a couple of hours.

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Aberrant/Jungle Polygenetic/Line Bred

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Starburst Polygenetic/Line BredBlushed head with a tint of orange, blushed bands, orange at the base of the tail and light background coloring.

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Granite Polygenetic/Line Bred
     
  COMBINATION MORPHS  

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Albino/Amel:Fatal with other morph combinations  

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White Out Patternless  

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White Out Ghost  

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White Out Anery/Oreo  

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White Out Caramel  

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White Out Super Stinger  

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White Out Super Zero  
No pics available White Out Stinger  

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White Out Zero  

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White Out Zulu  

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White Out Zulu Caramel  

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White Out Patternless Anery/Oreo  

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Caramel Anery/Oreo top: oreo
middle: caramel anery/oreo
bottom: caramel

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Caramel Zulu  

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Ghost Patternless

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Thad Unkefer is the owner of Ohio Gecko,a family business, with his two sons Dylan, age 16, and Derek, age 14. Thad's wife Stephanie and three other children,Hayley 12, Anthony 10 and Addison 4 help out when needed. Ohio Gecko started in 2006 when Dylan was given a Leopard gecko and then Derek purchased a gecko to breed as an experimental project. Their business has evolved over the years to include many other species including African Fat Tail geckos, Giant Day geckos, Bearded Dragons, Veiled Chameleons, Corn snakes and Western Hognose Snakes. Thad has also acquired and operates www.leopardgeckowiki.com and recently www.geckoforums.net.

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