Black & Cream
There are very few, if any crested gecko
projects that have achieved the level of refinement that this group displays.
This project has been so successful, that it has actually spawned multiple
sub-projects over the past couple generations.
While a 100% full pinstripe pattern
is certainly desirable, that's not as important as things like head/body
structure, color quality and an attractive cream flame pattern running down the
back. Most of my pinstripes have a broken pattern and we produce plenty of
full pinstripes with them, so I don't tend to worry so much about that.
The gecko pictured at right is living proof of how striking a partial pinstripe
The basic idea here is a very dark
gecko with a highly contrasting, thick cream flame (dorsal) pattern that melts
right into the pinstriping.
Of course, there are the lighter
colored ones that are referred to as "lavenders". Some of my black &
creams have extremely clean gray color during the day and this gray sometimes
even takes on a lavender hue. This usually occurs when the gecko is fully
relaxed (the opposite of fired up).
Over the past few years, I've
expanded and then divided this project into subprojects, in order to isolate
certain colors and traits that were popping up.