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What Morph is My Leopard Gecko

Updated on March 7, 2012
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Whitney has raised and bred different species of geckos, snakes, lizards, tortoises and other exotics since 2003

Normal Leopard Gecko

Standard Leopard Gecko
Standard Leopard Gecko

Leopard Geckos

Leopard geckos make great pets. Why? Because they're small, docile, and come in a TON of colors and patterns- I.E. morphs. You can pick and choose your favorites, whether it be a bright Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail Baldy leopard gecko or a pale Blazing Blizzard.

I mean think about it, in yesterday's pet store you only saw "normal" leopard geckos, which are also known as "wild caught" and "standard" leopard geckos.

But, in today's pet store, you'll find albino (usually Tremper albino), patternless (often marketed as leucistic), and tangerine (to include hypo tangerine and sometimes Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail Baldy- SHTCTB) leopard geckos. And, sometimes, if you're lucky, you'll find a blizzard leopard gecko.

Basically, what I'm trying to say is- with the trend of leopard gecko breeding there has been a rise in great breeders of the past decade or so. These breeders have line- bred and selectively bred various morphs that we see today. And, as you read, more are being thought up and developed.

Tangerine Leopard Gecko

Super Hypo Tangerine Baldy
Super Hypo Tangerine Baldy
Tangerine het Bell Enigma
Tangerine het Bell Enigma
  • Lavender
  • Linebred Mack Snow
  • Mack Snow Blizzard
  • Mack Snow Patternless
  • Melanistic
  • Midnight Blizzard
  • Muphy Patternless
  • Normal
  • RADAR
  • RAPTOR
  • Raining Red Stripe
  • Rainwater Albino
  • Rainwater Blazing Blizzard
  • Rainwater Hybino
  • Rainwater Mack Snow
  • Reverse Stripe
  • Super Giant
  • Super Hypo Tangerine (SHT)
  • Super Hypo Tangeine Carrot Tail (SHTCT)
  • Super Snow Albino
  • Super Snow Patternless
  • Snow Enigma
  • Snowglow
  • Stripe
  • Tangerine
  • Tremper Albino
  • Tremper Blazing Blizzard
  • Tremper Enigma
  • Tremper Hybino
  • Tremper Jungle Albino
  • Tremper Mack Snow
  • Xanthic

Leopard Gecko Morphs

This is not a complete listing of leopard gecko morphs, but a near complete listing to date.

  • APTOR
  • Baldy
  • Banana Blizzard
  • Bell Albino
  • Bell Blazing Blizzard
  • Bell Enigma
  • Bell Hybino
  • Bell Jungle Albino
  • Bell Mack Snow
  • Bell Enigma
  • Bell Mack Snow
  • Blanco
  • Blazing Blizzard
  • Blizzard
  • Bold Stripe
  • Carrot Head
  • Carrot Tail
  • Creamsicle
  • Diable Blanco
  • Eclipse
  • Emerald
  • Emerine
  • Enigma
  • Gem Snow
  • Giant
  • High Yellow
  • Hypomelanistic
  • Jungle
  • Las Vegas Albino
  • Las Vegas Jungle Albino
  • Las Vegas Patternless Albino (LVPA)

Albino Leopard Gecko

Tremper Sunglow Leopard Gecko
Tremper Sunglow Leopard Gecko
Jungle Tremper Albino
Jungle Tremper Albino
Bell Leopard Gecko
Bell Leopard Gecko
Bell Leopard Gecko
Bell Leopard Gecko

Snow & Blizzard Leopard Geckos

Tremper Blazing Blizzard
Tremper Blazing Blizzard
Hypo Mack Snow
Hypo Mack Snow
Bold Mack Snow
Bold Mack Snow
Snow Bell Albino
Snow Bell Albino

With each year more leopard gecko morphs are seen in the reptile trade, so that means a higher variety for you to choose from. Remember that although pet stores will have a handful of different leopard gecko varieties, you have to make sure that they are healthy and free of any health concerns. So, for a healthy leopard gecko, a breeder is always the way to go; plus, breeders have more morphs that you'll ever see at your pet store for a cheaper price.

Plus, think about it... It will be a long while from now that you'll walk into Petsmart or Petco and find a RAPTOR leopard gecko or an Enigma leopard gecko.

RAPTOR Leopard Gecko

What's Your Favorite Leopard Gecko Morph?

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      Whitney 5 years ago from Georgia

      normals het for rainwater albino. you will get varying degrees of yellow and various numbers of spots.

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      Cassie 5 years ago

      I breed a high yellow and a rainwater hybino what will I get first year breeding together?

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      Whitney 5 years ago from Georgia

      The geckos will look like normal leopard geckos. There will be no outer appearance difference, they will only carry the gene to pass down the patternless morph. It won't really affect the price. The price of hatchlings will be about $10-25 each.

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      Jb 5 years ago

      Does that effect the price and what will the hatchlings look like?

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      Jb 5 years ago

      And I am a newbi so what does het and patternless gene mean and look like? Sorry

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      Jb 5 years ago

      So around how much would one cost?

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      Whitney 5 years ago from Georgia

      You will have normal hatchlings with the possibility of being het for the patternless gene.

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      Jb 5 years ago

      If I have a male lucistic and a female normal what can I get

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      Whitney 5 years ago from Georgia

      Price will vary depending on who you purchase the gecko from. It may range from $10 to $35

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      leopardgecko** 5 years ago

      I just want a normal leo but I'm not sure about the price. Any ideas?

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      Whitney 5 years ago from Georgia

      You will get a variety of normals.

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      D's Leos 5 years ago

      Hi im starting on leopard geckos and I have a female carrot=tail and a high yellow normal male, what will I get if I breed them two together?

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      Travo 5 years ago

      I have 3 gekcos And want to make my own morph am I able to

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      Whitney 5 years ago from Georgia

      It depends on what color you're thinking of and what female you have, as to what you'll get.

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      barry 6 years ago

      my tangerin enigma het raptor male how can i produce a high color from him?..............

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      sunni9867 6 years ago

      Hello I'm new to this website. I have a standard male Leo. I've had him for six years and he has been an only lizard is there still a chance I can breed him?

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      Autumn 6 years ago

      my favorite lizard was the Raptor lepord gecko but the

      Hypo mack Snow looks almost the same as my female lepord gecko and the color af the jungle tremperal albino l.geckos tail looks just like my male

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      jame 6 years ago

      im looking for a really bright solid yellow gecko. haven't found a nice bright yellow one yet. and everyone i know prefers the yellows and normals over other morphs. thinks its just a classic look. cheers

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      Trekkie_girl 6 years ago

      I like High Yellow and Normal best.

      I'm looking for information, as we are going to bring 2 leopard geckos into our lives!

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      Jose  6 years ago

      thanks i have housing for the gecko's and i have some buyers already and i think my local pet store is intrested in buying some babies. and agin thank you for your help

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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      I can't tell you without seeing the actual geckos you produce. Plus, each gecko is only worth what someone will pay for them. The morphs you're working with are lower priced morphs, even enigmas. You'll find just because you bought the gecko from a breeder, doesn't mean that it is considered high end.

      The hobby is swamped, so for an unknown breeder you won't get much. High yellow isn't a highly sought after morph, and to tell you the truth, leopard geckos aren't selling to great right now. Everyone with a leopard gecko wants to breed, which causes high supply and low demand.

      You won't make much money, so be prepared to have lots of housing for the hatchlings.

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      Jose 6 years ago

      Thanks they are high quality they come from a high end breeder. so what do you think i will get for each morph please be specific. i am breeding these until i can get some more money for a dif. male.

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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      Prices will range from $15 and up. It all depends on the quality of the animals. High yellows aren't highly sought after. The macks and enigmas are semi-popular but sell best at low prices especially if you don't have a godo reputation in the field yet.

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      Jose 6 years ago

      I am planning on breeding my gecko's i have 1 male high yellow and 3 females high yellow, enigma or tand enigma, and a Mack snow what wuold i get and prices for babies. please help

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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      It depends on the genetics of the enigma. you'll get anything from normal ($10) to normal enigmas ($50).

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      Robby 6 years ago

      i have four females and am planning on breeding them i have one blazing blizzard, enigma, bell albino and a enigma albino...... what would i get if i breed my male enigma with my blazing blizzard female?

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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      You will get a mix of macks, mack enigmas, normals, and normal enigmas.

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      buckeye310 6 years ago

      i have a non het enigma with some carrot tail in her and a mack snow if i breed them what could i get?

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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      You will get a mix of snows, tangerines, F1 cremesicles, normals, and a possibility of 50% being enigma versions of those morphs.

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      scott 6 years ago

      i have just brought a super hypo carrot tail female, will this make good breeding with a snow enigma?

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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      Breeding a normal to the tangerine will give you offspring with varying degree of spots and orange coloring.

      Breeding a normal to a blazing blizzard will give you normal offspring with the potential to have albino and/or blizzard offspring depending on what they're bred back to

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      spider  6 years ago

      what should i breed my normal leopard gecko with to make it a

      1.orange tangerine

      or

      2. a blazzing blizard

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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      Yes. If you go to my profile, there is a link to my website.

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      LiRzArDMaN154 6 years ago

      do you sell?

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      It really depends on the quality of the shtct. You'll probably get geckos with varying degree of spots and some without spots. You may get some yellows and some tangerines and some in-between. It really will come down to the the geckos that you have and their genetics. You won't get any albinos though unless the shtct is het for albino.

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      Aris 7 years ago

      Does it mean i will get Normal yellows? or shtct, htct. Thanks again, sorry for being a newbie lots of questions hehe.

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      You'll get various quality tangerines that are possible het for albino. None will be albino unless the tangerine is het albino. Albino is a recessive gene, and must be paired with another albino gene in order for it to be the dominant gene, for simple terms.

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      Aris  7 years ago

      Thanks whitney how about trember albino crossed with shtct?

      what will be the color of the babies? I have 1 male albino tremper here planning to buy a female shctc.

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      You'll get normals with varying degree of tangerine. You may get a few hypo tangerines, but nothing out of the ordinary or spectacular.

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      Aris 7 years ago

      what if i breed a shtct to normal, what will be the color of the babies?

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      I'm not sure what you mean by a mix... But, if you could upload a picture to photobucket or another hosting site and post the direct link in a comment, I can tell you what morph you have.

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      Mike 7 years ago

      i got a leopard gecko yesterday and im not sure if its a mix or not. it has two stipes on his sides and is the body is dark yellow. he looks completely healthy so i dont think that has anything to do with it. his tail is nice and fat too. the only part of his body that has spots is his head. if you have any guesses please tell me and i will research more. thanks

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      Definitely. I have a hub about my adventure of breeding. It's ongoing and non-profitable. My bf thought I was making money, till I told him how much in the red I really am. If I had help it wouldn't be as bad, but it's to the point it's a hassle. The market is saturated with certain reptiles, and those are the ones beginners still insist on breeding. IE the leopard gecko for one.

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      Ace Hollywood 7 years ago from Texas,USA

      I agree Whitney, people should consider breeding their reptiles before jumping in the deep end. I have bred for 10 years, and its about the passion, and desire to produce whatever interests you at its highest quality. I can assure you with over 100+ diff. reptile species that it costs more than you make, so if this is a hobby for you like me, enjoy! Otherwise you will find yourself sinking alot more money into your reptiles than you are getting back.

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I can ID them if you are able to supply pictures.

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      Thomas 7 years ago

      I have four leopards, and as far as I can tell they are all different...but two of them I can't identify from any pictures I have found. Think you could help if I sent you some pictures? One I have is a Tremper Albino and the other is a Super Hypo Carrot Tail. All very beautiful reptiles.

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      Just because it's a different morph, it's still a leopard gecko. If you have a normal male and breed it to a blizzard female, you're going to get normals of varying degrees of spots that are potentially het for blizzard. Remember breeding is a responsibility, and can be very expensive. Breeding the female one time can give up up to 10 hatchlings, that will need to be housed separately, and you'll need to find homes for them all.

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      ashli  7 years ago

      i have a leopard gecko now boy is there any chance i can breed him with a blizzard gecko .

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      Whitney 8 years ago from Georgia

      Rainwaters can go as cheap as $20. I've seen some less, but if quality is better, the price will be more. It'll be hard to sell, depending on where you plan on selling, and if the quality doesn't match the price, people won't buy.

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      VeryElite 8 years ago

      i recently found out that my largest leo is a rainwater albino. how much would they usually sell for? awesome, i might look in to getting a blizzard

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      Whitney 8 years ago from Georgia

      They are generally pretty pricey, as they are still new and being improved upon. I don't particularly care for them, so I'm haven't paid attention to the average though. I just remember a few months ago when the first few started to be released they were expensive- several hundred for C grade and that's in the least. I want to say one breeder is selling them for $3000.

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      mos 8 years ago

      how much do the black leopard geckos cost?

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      Whitney 8 years ago from Georgia

      It will depend on the breeder and the overall genetics of the gecko. The overall price on leopard geckos have been dropping drastically lately. I wouldn't expect a plain blizzard to go for more an $50-$75.

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      Gerardo 8 years ago

      How much do blizzards usually go for?

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      Whitney 8 years ago from Georgia

      Remember you can only get albinos with albinos or with het albinos. You also have to make sure that they are the same strain of albino or else you'll get a normal.

      Check out my breeding hub.

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      saranorburn 8 years ago

      Hey whitney, im new around here but i love you hubs, they're so interesting to read and easy to understand, i have a gecko who's 9months i hope to breed her next year to make albino geckos, so your hub was really useful!

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      Aqua_babe38 8 years ago

      awsome thanx

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      Whitney 8 years ago from Georgia

      Under. These pictures are very dingy pictures, I need to get updates, but the morph names are under the picture.

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      Aqua_babe38 8 years ago

      thanx i just found out I have a Hypo Mack Snow about 3 inches long hes just beautiful I love to hold him he the bst thing ever.. are the names listed under or above the picture

      thanx

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      Whitney 8 years ago from Georgia

      If the tail is skinny, then that's not normal. I'd say bullying if she's being housed with other geckos. Could be overall stress since she's changing colors. I'd separate them asap. she's still a leopard gecko just a different coloring.

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      charity 8 years ago

      I have a blizzaed gecko from pet supplies. She is now 1 year, and living with other geckos that she gets along with great. They all get the calcium they need, she drinks a good amount of water, and sheds. Well recently she os turning kinda brownish and her tail is not near as fat as the lepards. Its pretty skinny. Is this a normal thing?

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      jean it does look like that, but it's the glare from my camera and the rocks. I should update the pictures on a better background.

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      jean carlos 9 years ago

      Is it me or are the snow's glowing?

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      jessie 9 years ago

      i have 1 lepard gecko its female i think. I cant really tell but i think my pet store could tell me i think that i have a female.

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      Nathalie & Jonathan 9 years ago

      Nice stuff that you put on the website. It is cool!

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes I agree. My big problem is that now in the leopard gecko world, breeders are getting high egos and crazy marketing techniques of naming "new" combo morphs crazy names. I think it's ridiculous, and would rather hear what morphs made the "new" morph instead of nova or black hole. Whatever.

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      Jungle Talk 9 years ago

      Hey Whitney, it's great to see these color morphs. It is so exciting to see where the captive breeding of leopard geckos is going. There's been so much done with snakes, and the bearded dragons have also been greatly expanded on. But leapard geckos are such a great pet that I'm glad to see them getting this kind of development. Great photos!

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      Earth Angel 9 years ago

      Aren't those lovely reptiles just gorgeous!! Thank you Whitney for sharing!! No, I don't have any cold blooded loved ones, at least not inside at the moment, but I just adore the variety!! My porches are covered with your run-of-the-mill Gecko's and we converse all the time!! Their antics make me laugh and their presence makes me feel blessed!! Thank you for sharing!! Earth Angel!!

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      compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Great hub Whitney, I have decided i won't be getting any reptiles now, Your hubs are the nearest i will ever get to having them, thanks.