I received this incredible addition to my crested gecko breeding business yesterday! His name is Lucky, and oh man am I excited to have him here.
As a breeder, I’m working with a much smaller group of geckos than many other breeders. This is partially because I don’t have a lot of money (lol) but also because I want to spend that money wisely and use it to purchase only theeee best geckos for my breeding projects!! As you can see, this guy is super spotty (super dalmatian) and has a massive head. Dalmatian crested geckos usually have really poor structure, which I believe is due largely in part to breeders looking to reproduce super dalmatians, but often not putting as much thought into the structure of their breeding geckos. I say that NOT to shame any breeders, but to bring attention to the fact that we as breeders really ought to all strive to produce geckos with high quality structure, therefore bettering the species in captivity as a whole!
Due to the high demand for super dalmatians, poor structure is often overlooked if the gecko is covered in spots. I’ve noticed the same mindset in breeders and buyers of other high-end geckos. Beautiful colors? Lots of spots? Perfect pinstripe? Loads of pattern coverage? Unique markings? Structure doesn’t matter! Well... it does to me!! It is my goal to produce super spotty crested geckos with super big heads! (And I know a few other breeders with the same goal, so yay!) Not only do I absolutely love these little geckos and their goofy personalities, but I understand that wild caught imports have been cut off, so what we are working with in captivity right now is all we’re gonna get. That’s why I am striving to keep a diverse gene pool, and working toward producing several lines of high quality crested geckos with lots of spots and big heads.
I hope to set myself apart by producing not only impressive super dalmatians, but impressive super dalmatians with amazing structure!
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