why are all of the female crested geckos so expensive in sales?
Price is dictated by what people will pay. If you price it too high no one buys it and the price will come down, but since people are willing to pay more for female cresties the price stays high. It’s that simple.
Supply and demand and females lay eggs so regarless of the species they will always be priced higher than males.
I’ve heard breeders complain that they have too many male hatchlings and am facing the same problem this year. To get a diverse population and track lineage, you need fewer males than you do females. The females store the sperm from the male, so they are essentially set for the egg laying season with one breeding. 1 male could impregnate several females.