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    Question My crestie baby has black spots? :S

    Hey guys, I've been looking around at pictures of cresties and I keep seeing the word dalmation pop up.
    Is there some sort of number of spots that make them an official dalmation? And do the spots make them any different? (It seems REALLY sought after, so just a thought) or is it just a colour pattern that people like to see on their cresties?
    Sorry if these newbie questions are patronizing you but I'm asking all this because I recently noticed that Peanut has very distinct black spots on his body, head and a couple legs, and I think one on his belly. He seems to have quite a few, I counted 7 or 8. He's still very young, a month or so old, so will he shed them off or develope more as he grows older?
    Thanks everyone, this is my first crestie so everything is very new to me

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    Dalmatian spots are a trait, not really a morph, but some people do include it in the description - "patternless dalmatian". Usually to be called a dalmatian they need more than 20 spots, otherwise they are just a "dirty" gecko in some people's minds. It's a very heritable trait, some believe it is an incomplete dominant gene. So breeding two dalmatians is likely going to result in all dalmatian offspring, with a portion possible "super dalmatians" - which are geckos with a LOT of spots, or very large ones. Generally it's preferred to have a lot of spotting or none, but there are some that don't care.

    Spots won't disappear, but more may appear over time. Sometimes a spotless baby at hatching may develop many as they grow.
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    Thank you! I personally don't care, I love peanut regardless. But that's good to know

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