Dalmatian spots are commonly seen in
smaller size and number on a variety of crested geckos, including geckos from
many of my other projects. However, this group is focused solely on the
There are essentially three things I'm striving for with this group.
Lack of Pattern
While a bold or intricate pattern is usually something we want to see, this
project is about one trait and one trait only.
Red & Black Spots
This group tends to have a combination of red and black spots, with the
former always being in fewer numbers. And of course, the more spots and
the bigger they are, the better.
Although this is where my well-known Red Dalmatians come from, this group
produces some outstanding Dalmatians ranging from pale orange to a bright red
and everything in between. The original founding geckos of this line were
buckskin to chocolate in color, so we still see the occasional
buckskin/chocolate Dalmatian from time to time.
The main goal here isn't necessarily to produce a certain color...red just
happens to be the one I've had the best luck refining thus far. I'm
now working to integrate a vivid yellow-neon orange coloration into this
project, which will eventually be called the Citrus Dalmatian project.
This group is descended from a very
small group of crested geckos imported from Germany in the late 1990's. As
such, these are unrelated to the majority of crested geckos in the United
States. In 2008, I've began breeding a yellow colored wild collected male
Dalmatian into some of my nicest reds. This will not only make it the most
genetically diverse groups in the US, but should add a new dimension to the
color as well.