Gene Request Form
Species: Eublepharis macularius - Leopard Gecko
Name of Gene: Cipher
First produced by whom: John Scarbrough - GeckoBoa Reptiles
Year First Produced: 2015
Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): Recessive
In complex with other genes?: No/Unknown
Other names/aliases for it?: N/A
Per John Scarbrough’s (GeckoBoa Reptiles) website:
"Juveniles - Body and full tail broken reverse stripe (no bands), reduced pattern, color enhancer, and solid eyes (no partial).
Adults -At the moment there are only Ciphers with wild type background genetics. Adults will lose a lot of the boldness of their stripe as they age, but this may change once more lines are added to them. Adults tend to show nicer colors than their het (wild type) siblings. Their eyes stay solid as adults."
Appearance: What it does/looks like?
- Head: Fairly Normal
- Body: Full/ broken reverse stripe
- Belly: Normal
- Tail: Full/ broken reverse stripe
Proven Lines: John Scarbrough, and myself have proven them multiple times over as well as many of John’s customer’s over the last 1- 2 years.
Related Genes: N/A
Proven: Proven Recessive many times consistently since 2015.
Unique: There are no other morphs displaying these traits consistently with proven inheritance.
Problems: None known
History: Per John Scarbrough’s (GeckoBoa Reptiles) website:
“I first hatched visual Ciphers in 2015 out of some of my pure marble eye groups. Since then I have thoroughly proven it to be a true recessive, following the typical Medelian inheritance patterns. The visuals have been test bred against Eclipse and Mack Snow with no interaction found from the hets. At this point they are all at least poss het Marble Eye, but since this came from my pure ME groups there are no other recessives in them. They aren’t linked directly with the marble eye gene — I believe the first het either came from a wild type cross or a spontaneous mutation in my collection. Either way they are here now! The background genetics in these geckos currently have no color or pattern in them (basically wild types), so I am very excited to see how good they will look once other lines/morphs have been mixed in. Still a lot of work to go, but I felt it was time to release the baseline info on them.”
Disagreement or Controversy: None Known
References here on the community: Not yet applicable
- At least one link to community discussion (ie forums) to demonstrate community acceptance: None yet.
- Link to WOBP if one exists: N/A
- Links to the wider web: Cipher Genetics A new recessive leopard gecko base morph.
Please attach at least 3 photos you have rights to which you are granting to be used on MorphMarket :
Cipher Hatchling on left, normal on right for comparison: