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    Default Olive cresties?

    I was reading some older articles that refer to olive colored crested geckos but can't find any recent info. Is/was it a real color of CG? I found a few very pretty pictures but don't know if they're just photoshopped or something.

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    It is a real visual appearance. It has been said that it is a combination of a darker base with some yellow that gives it the olive appearance. I would guess that there is some light refraction going on also. It is difficult to get consistency when trying to get the right balance of colors to line up. I think this and structural refraction levels are the biggest obstacles. They olives usually have to be at a certain point of firing to really display their potental, so they may just look like a dark base animal most of the time. These are the two best ones that went olive for me in the past. These are old photos.

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    Thanks for bringing up an interesting subject. I miss seeing threads like this lately.

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    Beautiful animals! And that's a real compliment coming from a member I really respect

    I love the look of really dark geckos too, so maybe I'll get lucky one day. I wish someone would specialize in them!

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    Thanks! Specializing in olives would be a rough one to pull off. I think that finding/building a pair that throws nice examples on occasion is possible. It will take some serious time and numbers of animals to really nail it down... unless you're just lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tom View Post
    It is a real visual appearance. It has been said that it is a combination of a darker base with some yellow that gives it the olive appearance. I would guess that there is some light refraction going on also. It is difficult to get consistency when trying to get the right balance of colors to line up. I think this and structural refraction levels are the biggest obstacles. They olives usually have to be at a certain point of firing to really display their potental, so they may just look like a dark base animal most of the time. These are the two best ones that went olive for me in the past. These are old photos.

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    Thanks for bringing up an interesting subject. I miss seeing threads like this lately.
    Beautiful freaking animals! My goodness. And I agree, that's a very big compliment coming from you in my book hah.
    .1.DOG Jiggles
    2.1.CRESTED GECKO Dekstest,Phantom,Lovely
    .1.YBST Cloveth
    .1.MINIPIG Judy(food&belly rub is kinda apig deal)
    1..RAT CoconutRatMinneapolis
    4.4.COCKATIELS

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    You've definitely gone in a good direction.
    Going back to morph/trait discussions, discussing progression of expressions over time and following interesting collection lines should be a regular part of what goes on around here. It would be a great asset to so many of the new hobbyists that are hungry for information. There are alot of old threads around here that can be searched for information and used for new discussions. Far more enjoyable than social media, cliques, showboating and bickering.

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