Piebald Crested Gecko
Pangea Piebald Crested Gecko Project
You asked for it so here it is. A page dedicated to the world's only (so far) Piebald Crested Gecko!!! This page is a work in progress so check back soon for updates and new pictures.
I aquired this gecko in September of 2011 along with 8 of his first generation offspring, all of which were 12 weeks old or less. I also aquired all of the female geckos that he had bred with. The male that I aquired has what we hope is a genetic mutation known as piebaldism. The trait is referred to as Piebald or Pied for short. I named him Patient Zero using a suggestion given to me by my friend Jaybee. It seems an appropriate name as we hope he is the first of his kind and that he will spread his trait far and wide.
Patient Zero is currently breeding with several females and we have hatched a few offspring this year already with a couple of dozen more eggs due to hatch in mid to late 2012. If the trait is genetic and is a simple recessive trait as we expect, we will be able to prove the genetics in early 2013. The hatchlings and juvies that we have from him right now do not show the trait but are hopefully heterozygous for piebaldism, meaning that they carry the trait but do not express it visually. We will post updates here as things progress.
I have my fingers crossed that this is in fact a genetic inheritable trait and I look forward to seeing this trait expressed mixed with red morphs, harlequins, dark patternless, and more. It's exciting to think about what might be if this works out!