Electric Tangerines are one of the most interesting and valuable bloodlines! Their reddish highlights surpass quite a lot of high-end Tangreines by far. In addition, their potential for Lavender and high contratst make them one of the rarest and most sought for morphs in Europe.
Because of strictly limited US exports there are only a few animals of high quality in Europe. However, the high demand and the high price class has led some breeders into selling offspring of questionable origin and without the characteristic traits as “Electrics” or “Electric-offspring”. Therefore you must ensure that the animals you intend to buy come from a reliable source. As with all polygenetic inheritance, the rule of using high-quality parents applies: The higher the quality of the parents, the greater the chance that the offspring will develop (and keep!) a good colour. The quality of the offspring is also directly proportional to the quality of the parents and their ancestors.
This is why we work only with animals of the highest quality and the results of the last years have proven us right more than once.
Because of respect towards their original creator we only incubatefew animals per year from this project. We want to do our part in keeping the beauty and quality of the Electric for the future!
Owner of electric animals: 50% Rebecca Hassler & 50% Martina Konecny
The faded colour, often combined with a light greenish tint, is the typical trait of a “pure” ghost.
This morph can be combined with a wide variety of colours and forms which results in many interesting variations: Combined with Mack Snow the Ghost gene often produces animals with sea-green and occasionally even snow-white colour of which the best retain this colour until they have grown up.
We are one of the few breeders in Europe who regularly work with Ghosts and can therefore confirm the opinion of various breeders from the US and Europe that the Ghost gene is definitively a separate gene of its own.
Even today there are “(Super) Hypo Mack Snows” (Mack Snows with reduced black dots) on the market which are declared as “Mack Snow Ghosts” and put together it. However, the difference between “Hypo Mack Snow” and “Mack Snow Ghost” can be seen right from when the animal emerges from the egg or at least during the first months of life. Traits such as the colour can easily be recognized by the experts even at such an early stage. In addition, “normal” Hypo Snows and their offspring without the Ghost gene never display those specific traits that make a Ghost something truly special.
Their probably most impressive trait is their changeableness – they are the real “chameleons” among the leopard geckos: Other than a normal Hypo Snow, a Ghost will vary its colour throughout its whole life and surprise its owner with new variations of its colour spectrum like a kaleidoscope.
At the moment, Dragoon Gecko is working with various colours and markings the Ghost gene can display. Read more about our Ghost projects on our “Projects” page.
Owner of ghost animals: Rebecca Hassler
This mutation influences the size and the weight of the animals. As the name suggests, Giants are much bigger and heavier than their “normal” fellows.
A normal, well-fed and fully grown leopard gecko male weighs approx. 50 grams. Fully grown Giants weigh 80-110 grams at one year with normal or even slender build – Supergiants might even weigh 150 grams once they are fully grown!
Giants and Supergiants have a very pleasant character: We can say of our animals that they are very calm, even-tempered and extremely trusting towards humans. In a way our “gentle giants” remind us of their pendants in dog breeding – the Great Danes.
Owner of electric animals: Martina Konecny
Linebred Snows differ a lof from ordinary mack snows in several points. One of them is the fact that Linebred Snows do not reproduce in a co-cominant way, so there is no “super” Form by crossing 2 Linebred Snows (without any hidden MackSnow genes that is) to each other.
Currently, there are 3 official “Lines” of Linebred Snows, all named after their originators:
“Albeys” Linebred Snow, “Gem” Snow and “TUG” Snow.
Dragoon Gecko has observed the potential of these Linebred Snow Line for a long time, before finally selecting the most fitting animals of extraordinary quality for our projects.
We do breed mostly with the “Albeys” Line, and can already look back to some promising results in this sector. In the contrary to Mack Snows, our Linebred Snows have a strong tendency of getting lighter with age. We will continue to work on our several Linebred Snow-Projects, and are looking forward to the hatchlings of the next season!
On August 13th, 2007, it happened for the first time at Dragoon Gecko (and perhaps worldwide!) that twins hatched from an Albino mating. Alas, one of the females died in the egg shortly before hatching, but we were able to raise the other female by hand successfully. Our “Twin” developed into a healthy and strong female which, once fully grown, was only slightly smaller than her “normal” siblings.
When the second pair of twins to ever hatch in Europe hatched on May 11th, 2009, at the place of our colleague Jakub Dolenzel, unprecedented possibilities opened up before us, for this new pair of twins was male! Consequently we were able to acquire one of the males, “Ace of Fire”, in the same year.
In 2010, we finally mated the twins for the first time ever and their offspring is strong and grows well.
During the next years we intend to find out if there is a “twin gene” and if so, how it is transmitted over the generations.
Owner of Twin animals: not in our stock anymore.
White & Yellow
W&Y describes an old european mutation , which acts dominant and similar to the Enigma Mutation can cause dramatical changes in phenotype. This usually leads to more colour intense and different patterned animals. As a consequence, due to their long history in east and central Europe with strong and vital animals, W&Y’s offer a healthy alternative to Enigmas and their common neurological problems.
Dragoon Gecko uses only very few, well selected animals for his breeding program with W&Y. We only aquire them from well respected and established breeders who will use Karsten Grieshammers identification key for a clear declaration, and who are able to document the origin of their animals completely.
We are currently working with the very first W&Y Montanus Ghost Raptor, and the first W&Y Montanus Ghost Eclipse Juveniles (all hatched here @DG in 2013).
Owner of W&Y animals: Martina Konecny
Lavender and Dark Four-Eyed
Four-Eyeds display a characteristic marking on their head, a “second pair of eyes”. This mutation first appeared with Ron Tremper and is also described in his book “The Herpetoculture of leopard geckos” (p. 157f.). However, it seems to have been inherited polygenetically and therefore was forgotten for a long period of time.
Among our animals this trait appeared for the first time in 2003 and ever since, such offspring keeps hatching in a certain line.
This moved us to start our first project of our own with various bloodlines. We went public with this project in 2009, after obtaining the 5th generation in 2008. In 2009, our work was documented and published in the Italian book “Il geco leopardino”. Read more about our Four-Eyed line and its different colourings on our Projects page!
Owner of W&Y animals: Martina Konecny
The term „Neon Bell“ has quickly become a term for one oft he most colour-intensive and extraordinary Tangerine Bells on the gecko market. The Neon Bells emerged from the breeding stock of Dr. Christina Voss in the US, and top many of the current available high end Bells in their intensity and brilliancy.
Dragoon Gecko owns the very first and only Neon Bells that were sold from the original stock up to date. We cooperate with it’s original breeder and will take over and lead the whole project in 2014. Our very first breeding results with this unique line in 2013 did surpass our realistic expectations by far, therefore we will dedicate ourselves to the development and improvement of our Neons. We can’t wait to cross them into other projects, and look into a promising and exciting future!
Owner of W&Y animals: Rebecca Hassler
In this category you can see some rare and unusual leopard geckos which enrich our breeding stock.