Tokay Geckos - Category Upgrade (PENDING)

  • Pied - multiple lines - all recessive
  • Pinto
  • Psychadelic
  • Olive
  • Blue/Green - inc dom
  • Blueberry
  • Grey/Black
  • Charcoal
  • Lavender
  • Super Red – multiple lines - Inc Dom
  • Red Spot
  • Super Yellow
  • Melanistic
  • Leucistic
  • Multiple forms of Caramel
  • Amelanistic (Albino)
Normal/WT Variations
  • Yellow Spot
Powder Blue

A powder blue is also a common Tokay Gecko morph. Its base color, of course, is powder blue with no particular spots or distinctive pigment pattern on its body. However, pigments may be visible on its throat and its belly usually appears to be yellow. On its unexcited stage, its color nearly becomes dark grey and its tubercular scales turn into a lighter hue. Powder Blue Tokay Geckos have gold colored eyes with thin brown veins. [1]

Blue Granite

The Blue Granite Tokay Gecko has light blue cross bars with intersected tubercular scales on its light blue green body. It has a grey-purple pigmented head with the spots lightly outlined with gold. Its trunk has changing colors of green-blue, yellow and light-blue. The larger spots on its body are set in rows with smaller dots surrounding them. It has a color blue belly and greenish or yellowish legs. Blue Granite geckos have eyes that either grey or blue with dark colored veins and pupils with blue or white outline pigmented throat. [2]

Yellow, Green, and Blue Granite

Among the Tokay Gecko morphs, probably this would be the most eye-catching. Its main color is dominated by yellow and green which are highly dependent on the hour of the day. Their feet are color yellow with blue pigmentations. Their belly is color yellow or green with sporadic blue speckles. Their eyes are golden with dark brown veins and a non-pigmented throat. [3]

Orange and Blue Granite

Its head has a base color of blue with orange pigments and lichen green linings. Depending on its mood and its environment temperature, its body’s base color is either lichen green or grey. Blue and Orange Tokay geckos have blue or rusty orange tubercular scales. It has blue or orange pigments on its belly and eyes that are golden brown with dark colored veins. [4]

Blue Headed - Inc Dom

Another common color morph is the Blue headed green. These Tokays have powder blue head, a collar that turns into pastel green, light-hued tuber scales and a dark green body that changes into a lighter hue at some occurrences. It has golden brown eyes with dark brown veins. [5]


The Calico is a very light colored Tokay Gecko that seems to have very little amount of pigmentation on its body. The only distinct features of a Calico is its apricot-head with varying black spots that are similarly spread over its body and a dark colored eyes with noticeable silver veins. [4:1]

The other breakthrough is with two different females and a male of what I’m calling a true Calico/Pied. Their visual offspring has been either a copy of the large patches of yellow/gold, light and dark green and white with orange specks like their parents, or all of the colors speckled together to create a Molten look. Again, I’d like to see if we breed the Molten, will we get the Calico patchwork at all, or is this a completely different genetic trait. [6]

Patternless (Axanthic) - rec

The patternless axanthic geckos have brown or grey flecks on its body that fades into a white color. Its eyes are dark solored and the legs are also white colored with non-pigmented throat. Patternless Axanthics has faded light-brown dorsal and a porcelain white belly. [7]


The most common color, at least for tropical environments, is the Hypomelanistic Tokay Gecko. It is the usual lilac headed gecko with orange spots over a pastel lavender colored body. Its lower dorsal are congregated by light blue flecks. Its eyes are color gold with visible light brown veins. The female Hypomelanistic Tokay Gecko usually lacks pigmentation on its throat whereas the males would typically have pigmentation on the said area. [8]

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Awesome. This is extremely well timed. I just cleared a few enclosures that I plan on reusing for Tokays, and I haven’t kept them in a few years and wasn’t aware of all the morphs that are becoming available until recently. They’ve definitely gotten expensive too though!