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    Default Please help ID my new male

    Since I have proven to be abominable at ID'ing morphs and traits, I've come to you guys for help. Here is one of my new geckos. He is a male, and while he's probably the single most common gecko you can imagine, he's super sweet and I like him

    One thing he and his woman does (i'll do another post on her) which is new to me is fire up all different colors, and does so all the time. He can go from a real light creamy beige to a golden sandy, to an almost white slate grey, to a dark brown, to even a dark olive green. While it looks like his pattern also changes I'm sure it just gets hidden/highlighted as he goes through his colors.

    So is that normal? Probably is, but my other gecko has either never fired up for me, or if she has, its hardly noticeable.

    Anyway, onto pics. I'll try to capture some more pics of his different stages of being fired up. Especially when he turns dark brown and green. Excepting the occasional flash, I try to shoot them all under ALZO 5500K 91CRI Full Spectrum Daylight lighting. While its not perfect, the colors are pretty accurate.

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    In his enclosure, on the left
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    Here with his woman. He's on the bottom
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    Looks like a brindle to me..but I have been wrong before
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    Unless things have changed since I've been gone, we usually just refer to those as buckskins. You can go as far as to call him a bit of a bi-color with brindling, but overall it's still basically translated into "Buckskin" due to the color.

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    Thank you both for the replies

    As I understand it, brindle is a pattern and not a color. Is buckskin also a pattern, or just a color?

    I know they're just common geckos, nothing fancy, but they are both just super sweet and charismatic. I'm really glad to have them. Although I don't place a whole lot of value in morphs just because, I do like to be educated and know all I can about them and what I got.

    I guess what surprised me is how diverse they are firing up and down. They both get that "light" and also that "dark". They'll go from nearly white, to light brown, to dark brown, to sandy beige, to yellow gold, to olive green... And they're changing color like all the time. When they're on the cork bark they go brown... when on the golden bamboo, they turn a golden color. When up against the background they go slate.

    Again, that may be completely normal. Maybe they're just like that in the wild. It's just that my other geckos don't fire up and down nearly with such diversity so it caught me off guard.

    Here are some pictures of the female. The male also does these colors
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    I'd also call him a buckskin.

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    I would agree with the brindle judging from the first pics there appears to be some scattered pattern that resembles some subtle stripe patterning. From what you describe as far as color is a good description as is. Buckskin is a shade of brown on a patternless crested much like one of the females.
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