Blizzard Leopard Gecko Morphs

Blizzard

The Blizzard morph, discovered by Jay Villa of Prehistoric Pets in 1995, is very similar to the Murphy Patternless morph. Like the Murphy Patternless morph, the Blizzard morph is a simple recessive morph. As hatchlings, Blizzards are completely patternless and their colors will vary from white to yellow, to a deep purple. As they grow older, most changes within the color scale are mentioned previously. The darker Blizzards are usually marketed as Midnight Blizzards, but there seems to be nothing that controls the dark pigments. The more yellow Blizzards are often marketed as Banana Blizzards, but a true Banana Blizzard is a Murphy Patternless Blizzard. Another trait that seems to randomly pop up with Blizzards is Snake Eyes or solid eyes. As of right now, there is nothing genetic behind the Snake Eyes or Eclipse Eyes in Blizzards. Most people have them randomly pop up.

Blizzard Crosses

There are many different Blizzard combinations out there. Currently the most popular is the Diablo Blancos, R.A.P.T.O.R.s crossed with Blizzards and Super Snow Blizzards or Mack Snow Blizzards. The Diablo Blancos were first developed by Ron Tremper in 2006. The appearance of a Diablo Blanco is a solid white body with solid red eyes. The Mack Snow and Super Snow Blizzards look like Blizzards but tend to have a frosty coloring to them.

The more common Blizzard cross available on the market right now is the Blazing Blizzards. Blazing Blizzards are Blizzards which have been crossed with Albinos. Currently, there are only Rainwater Blazing Blizzards and Tremper Blazing Blizzards. Kelli Hammack from Hiss has produced one Bell Blazing Blizzard, but it died soon after hatching. As of July 9th, 2008, Steve Sykes from [Geckos, Etc.] produced the Second Bell Blazing Blizzard, which is also the First Viable Hatchling.

The Blizzard morph is readily recognized by its lack of pattern and predominately grey and white coloration – true to the visual of a stormy winter blizzard.  Hatchlings are completely patternless and their colors will range from white, yellow, purple, and grey, but as they mature will change to gray and white.  This recessive gene was first discovered in 1995 and the mutation is considered to be a true Leucistic.    Blizzards are a striking gecko on their own but are also used extensively in breeding programs as a base morph.  Their light coloration and lack of pattern make an excellent pallet to combine other morphs into.

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