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    In order to avoid thread-jacking I'm posting this to maybe start a little discussion on tokay genetics and morphs. Now, before I post them I want to clarify that these animals/photos are NOT mine and I will link appropriately. Tokay genetics for the large part are still somewhat of a mystery. Here is a partial list I have accumulated on what's out there so far:

    Codom Blue Headed Green
    Olive Patternless
    Melanistic
    Melanistic Red Spot
    Extreme Red
    Red Granite
    Blue Granite
    Powderblue Patternless
    Luecistic
    Peach-head Leucistic
    Calico(at least 2 uncompatible lines)AKA Piebald
    Green Granite
    Albino
    Caramel Albino
    Psychedelic
    Super Orange

    I'm sure there are more, but that's what I can think of that's been identified so far off the top of my head. There are also several that are still unproven and unknown.

    Here are some links:

    http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p...20morphs-Sold/

    http://snakesnadders.tripod.com/
    http://www.geckotime.com/tokay-gecko...iew-with-nerd/

    Gives you an idea of what's out there. Some spectacular animals with a lot of potential for combos. Fact is most wild caught tokays look like crap, and that includes morphs. Imported, terrified, thin and parasite-ridden, they rarely show their full potential until they get into the hands of experienced keepers and are acclimated appropriately.

    Personally, I feel that tokays offer a whole new world of gecko genetics and the species stands alone as a spectacular display animal that is intelligent, easily maintained and bred.

    Here's my morph girl, currently cooking some eggs from her bred to a normal cbb male. I suspect she is a codom blue head green, but time will tell. I used gloves simply because I needed my other hand for the camera. I can handle all of my tokays fairly easily, once you learn their habits it's pretty easy not to get bit.







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    Very cool! I'd love Tokays if it weren't for the noise...
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    Nice Tokays I definately prefer the natural colour over any of the morphs
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    Holy Shitballs, I WANT this one!!!
    Help! Crested Geckos! 0.1.Leachie, 2.1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Chahoua, 2.1. Blue Tongue Skinks, 1.1. White Lined Geckos, 1.3. African Fat Tails, 2.2.0 Tokay Geckos, 1.0. Giant Day Gecko, 2 tarantulas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saille View Post
    Holy Shitballs, I WANT this one!!!
    Ridiculous isn't it? I've been trying to get ahold of an extreme red for over 2 years, everytime one comes along I'm always too late, they go VERY quickly.
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    I can imagine there is a freaking hundred mile long waiting list for those, and a price tag to reflect that! Absolutely beautiful animal!
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    I know Kevin over at NERD has a rather nice tokay collection, including several extreme reds. They've had other species taking up a lot of their time lately, but a little bird told me he's completely redone his tokay setups and plans to devote a lot more time and effort on them in the near future. So hopefully we will start seeing more of these available cb, all I've seen so far are wcs and the ocassional het. I do know he was selling het pairs from redxnormal parents for around $750 a pair, and reds for 1000-1200, and that was over a year ago.
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    Man...I'm really starting to get into these. The morphs are neat, and the normals as well. Love the powder blues and that extreme red!
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    I love the way tokays look. I've been wanting to get one to see if I'd like it, but I'm a person who wants adult or very well started youngsters, but that also means I don't want to spend $50+ to ship something I may not like. Petco had a HUGE adult last I checked, it's extremely tempting because of it's size and lovely blue coloring, but at 24 bucks, I'm sure it's nasty and also an import.

    I like the cleaner normals you sometimes see in Petcos, and I like this green one.



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    I'm not a fan of the spotless morphs with them and previously thats all I had seen. Only one of the balds I like are the greens or blue heads. Tokays should have spots. Hypos, powder blues and the reds are hot. When I get my pair I may have to go with one of them. I was thinking normals but considering how hard of a time some normal breeders are having selling them I may have to go with one of the morphs.

    If you have some names of breeders who are working with the hypos I would be very grateful if you could PM it to me. ty
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