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Up & Coming Geckos for 2013 and 2014

Posted by Jen at 9/8/2012 10:28:30 PM

Ok, so I figured out one thing I didn't know about blogs: They consist of one post followed by comments. This makes updates inconvenient and sort of clunky. It also means I live under a rock because I didn't already know that. 

But who needs updates anyhow? Nobody wants to see my up & coming geckers, do they? Well, just in case, keep your eye out for the next week... or maybe month (knowing me)... for the upcoming knockouts we have been hiding away from the internet. Our probably-second-best is up already, but the rest are by no means boring to look at. And I fully intent to save the best for last ;)

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George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 9/8/2012 11:09:39 PM  

Is there moss under the rock? Because that would be more comfortable.

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/8/2012 11:17:29 PM  

Yes, which is why I so seldom venture out from under it. It's just so darn cozy =)

Posted At: 9/9/2012 3:26:29 AM  

Emily Milton,
Posted At: 9/9/2012 7:51:18 AM  

Thanks Julie!

Now share pictures of geckos 

Lauren ,
Posted At: 9/9/2012 11:19:27 AM  

lol, love the picture from Julie. 

Pope of iHerp and Bread,
Posted At: 9/9/2012 1:07:25 PM  

Julie, do you want pictures, pitchers (of beer), or pitchers (from the MLB)?

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/9/2012 1:35:36 PM  

Here is your Picher! ;)

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/9/2012 2:49:53 PM  

Thank you for showing me the amazing possibilities of replies with images! Still think updates are clunky, but here are the default pics for my newest additions:

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 10:42:01 AM  

Hooray for pictures! I like #3 the best. I'm a high-contrast lady m'self. My wife likes the plain "boring" yellows, I bet she'd vote for #2. :)

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 12:12:02 PM  

Hehe it's good that you have different tastes in geckos! I started off not very interested in the plainer geckos but as time went on, I really started to like them. I just love how these geckos can come in so many patterns, colors, levels of contrast, and even different shapes!

Here are a couple more nice contrasty ones I posted last night. There will be another nice yellow one coming for your wife as well, once my new gecko has a chance to settle in!

Not new, but was desperately in need of decent pics:

And a possible future girlfriend.... :D

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 12:29:06 PM  

Those two are cute, too! :) I really like the boy. He's super!

Emily Milton,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 12:34:51 PM  

Why are crested geckos SO FREAKING CUTE?  I love them.

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 12:46:49 PM  

Because they want to be your pets. You'll need a gargoyle too, Emily. Virtually the same care, and twice as cute. Quinn's a garg, in case you need additional proof.

And with the scientific name change for cresteds (they're now Correphelus ciliatus, I think? Now that I'm looking for the article I can't find it!)  the "nice Rhac" joke doesn't work for cresties anymore. But it still works for gargs because they're cool enough to keep their genus. Genius gargoyles.

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 12:51:37 PM  

Sure, I post and then find it. Cresties are now Correlophus ciliatus. Wow, I was close!

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 12:54:48 PM  

What all of you need is Uroplatus Phantasticus

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 12:56:16 PM  

I agree George. The phants are phantastic!  Hard to come by around here though.

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 1:00:30 PM  

I know. All I ever see are WC's but someone on here has them and danggit I can't remember who it is.......

Posted At: 9/11/2012 1:56:11 PM  

Phants are way cuter than cresties or gargs. 

There's a guy on MVF classified selling offering up some really nice geckos for a chondro trade. he's got a couple of CBB phants in the mix for $400 each. The lot of them are rather stunning.

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 2:08:47 PM  

I'd love to work with those. Convincing the almighty husband might take some time, though, haha.

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 10:38:16 PM  

My new girl has arrived! Here is an older pic from the previous breeder so you can get a general idea. I absolutely love those dark markings on the inside of her dorsal zone, running up the sides of her head crest lobes. She also has a deep yellow base and hints of those reddish stripes I love so much on my boy Tarzan (though they are not destined to meet in the near future). The best part is, she is a total sweetie. I just love her to pieces and plan to be her forever-home. You can see her profile for an explanation of the wavy tail. Look for her babies sometime in 2013 or 2014!

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/11/2012 10:39:46 PM  

*Previous owner* lol

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/12/2012 9:14:28 AM  

Oh she's cute! I love the dark pinstripes- are those reverse or phantom? I'm still learning all the crestie things. Gargs are a lot easier :)

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/12/2012 12:02:04 PM  

Actually, that trait doesn't have a settled-upon name yet. Reverse pinstriping runs underneath the pinstripe zone whereas these run on the inside. Phantom pinning is, depending on who you ask, uncolored pinstripe scales (must be raised), muted-colored pinstripe scales, or pinstripe scales that are brightly highlighted where there is little or no color in the dorsal zone between the pinstripes. I spent a lot of time trying to learn morphs too but gave up because

1) morphs is the wrong term anyway

2) most people don't agree 100% on what is what

3) splitting hairs is something I prefer to do on a personal level rather than where blanket terms are concerned.

While I respect morphing terminology and still try to play the game from time to time, it's not something I'm very serious about anymore. I go by eye and keep the focus on geckos rather than terminology.

For the record, I think someone on Pangea suggested calling this trait "Inverse Pinstriping." There's someone else that has one like this one as well; they are the only two I've ever seen and I almost bought the one he has too when the previous owner sold her. I am hoping we can work together in the future to refine the trait, but we will see :)

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/12/2012 4:47:20 PM  

Here's another nice yellow, and one of two (so far) possible mates for my beautiful new Sublime next year. He's actually much brighter. For some reason my photos are uploading rather washed-out lately. =/

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/12/2012 4:52:16 PM  

Hahaha I was just showing my wife Ozami's pictures. She likes him, definitely up her creamy/yellow gecko alley. This is the guy we'll be getting soon, Hank--

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/12/2012 5:07:05 PM  

Oh he's adorable! He looks a lot like my little Sandcat:

I really like yellows more and more every time I see them. They're so... sunny!

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/12/2012 5:11:22 PM  

Oh yeah, Sandcat's a cutie! She does look like Hank in color and pattern. Hank's still a wee little speck of a gecko, barely over 3 grams. We can't wait to get our hands on him!

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/12/2012 6:55:03 PM  

Aww, I love it when they're so tiny! Here's another contrasty one for ya:

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/13/2012 10:14:49 AM  

Oooh neat! I'd love a crestie like that. My wife would probably dislike it. Lol. She's come around a lot though, I used to not be allowed reptiles at all, and now she's getting her own crestie.  Still no snakes, but she actually really liked the beardies at the last show we went to. Progress is being made!

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/15/2012 3:36:35 AM  

Thought I'd toss in a couple weirdos while I work on some pics of one of the best up-and-comers for my tiger line.

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/15/2012 3:50:14 AM  

And the beautiful, amazing, glowing Impulse:

I think this is one of those geckos you have to see in person. I couldn't believe the way the sun reflected off her yellow pattern and made her just short of shining. That kind of stuff you just can't capture on a camera. I love this gecko.

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/15/2012 12:14:06 PM  

This is my very first gecko, Rusty

I'm almost done with updates, by the way. Yes, I've been hiding a LOT of geckos :S I think there are only about 3 left to go though so the end is near, lol.

Jen ,
Posted At: 9/16/2012 4:28:13 PM  

With one straggler who refuses to fire up, I've decided to go ahead and post our "best-for-last," along with a couple others who I've finally managed to photograph. Yes, the best one is the last one, lol.

Introducing Jane, our yellow girl with rusty red stripes we hope to pair with Tarzan:

Vesper, a gorgeous high-percent pinner boy who fires up nice and dark with messy splatters of pattern all over his side.

And Rapunzel, the one we've been saving for the big finale. Trouble is, she didn't want to fire up, so all we get is a bubblegummy pink and yellow to taunt us. She fires up red, orange, and white and is crowned.

Thanks everybody for looking! Whew that was a lot of photos.....

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/17/2012 12:49:39 PM  

Cute, cute, adorable and cute! :)

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