Giants

2015- The Year of The Giants

 

During the last 3 years we have been very busy finding the right Super Giants and Giant Morphs that would fit within our ongoing Breeding Program.

We have aquired some amazing Giant and Super Giant Breeders from Ron Tremper, the creator of the Giant morph. One of our main goals for 2015 is to continue what we started in 2011 and greatly increase the size of most of our Hatchlings this season. We have integrated Super Giant breeders into every program for 2015. In many cases all of the breeders are Super Giants. We do have many available Giants and Super Giant Leopard Geckos for sale.

Giant Rule:

 

  • Super Giant
    • Male – Must reach at least 110 grams in its first 12 months of life.
    • Female – Must reach at least 90 grams in its first 12 months of life.
  • Giant

    • Male – Must reach at least 80 to 109 grams in its first 12 months of life.
    • Female – Must reach at least 60 to 89 grams in its first 12 months of life. I have noted that this female number is the most common size to hit in our experience.

 

We are currently breeding for the following Giants and Super Giants leopard geckos;

 

  • Snake Eyed and Red Eyed Ember leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • Extreme Emerine leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • XTreme Albino leopard geckos
  • Albino Snow leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • Enigma leopard geckos
  • RAPTOR leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • XTreme Raptor leopard geckos
  • Tremper Patternless Albino leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • Sunglow leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • Sunglow Raptor leopard geckos
  • Tangerine leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • Tangerine Albino leopard geckos
  • Snow leopard geckos and various Morphs.
  • Bold and Bandit leopard geckos
  • Designer leopard geckos
  • Enigma leopard geckos -We will have some Enigmas from our various breeding programs in 2011.
  • Eclipes leopard geckos

 

History:  The first Giant was developed by Ron Tremper in 2000. The Giant morph is a Co-Dominant trait. Normals do not express the Giant trait at all. Giants express the trait and are the heterozygous form, while Super Giants are the homozygous form of the morph and are the largest and can reach up to 170 grams.

You can read more on this subject in Ron's book "The Herpetoculture of Leopard Geckos". Note that this book is going out of print soon, so don't delay in getting a copy. It realy is a must have book for any Leopard Gecko enthusiast.

2015 Breeding Program goal:   Our main goal with our Giant/Super Giant Breeder Program is to produce a group of hatchlings that represent a wide variety of patterns and color traits, while increasing the size of all of our various Morphs.

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Tangerine - Giant - Hypo Carrot Tail Designer - 50% chance of Super Giant

On Hold
$149.00 Temp Hold

Gecko:
G1443
Availability:
On Hold
Sex:
Female
Hatch Date:
04/14/2014
Age:
4 years, 11 months, 17 days
Weight:
62(grams)

Size: 62 grams as of today 4/23/15.  She has to hit 60g for female before she is one year old to be considered a Giant.  Poss Super Giant.

Color: Bright banded body color typical of a HCT Hatchling. This will fill to solid orange over the next few months. Tail is already displaying some orange.

Genetics:  100% Tremper. Super Giant to Giants = 50% Super Giants and 50% Giants

Special Marks: Nice eyes.

Comments:  I am sure she will make a fine addition to any breeding program or collection. She should be a very fine example of its Morph Type.

Posted on:  Giant, and Tangerine pages.

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Enigma - Giant - Diablo Blanco Het - 25% chance of Super Giant

On Hold
$189.00 Temp Hold

Gecko:
G92
Availability:
On Hold
Sex:
Female
Hatch Date:
02/25/2014
Age:
5 years, 1 months,
Weight:
59(grams)
HET:
Diablo Blanco

Size:  59 Grams as of 4/22/15.  She has to weigh 60 gram for females within the first 12 months of growth to be considered a Giant.  Possible Super Giant!

Color:  Color varies from each Enigma to the next depending on the morph type used to create the Enigma. She does tilt the head some and circle, however she is very healthy and active. Most Enigma will display some sort of a spotted head pattern. Many will display gray banding on the tail. Keeping in mind most Enigma traits are shown in how the gecko acts and not how it looks. Please read our article on enigmas on Embergecko.com! Note that Enigma’s are one off geckos and not an actual morph type per say, even though many breeders would argue this point. We all have an opinion.

Genetics:  Based on 100% Tremper Bloodlines. All of our Enigmas tend to come from Tremper Albino morphs. For the most part that are derived from either Ember combo’s or Sunglow Combo morphs. The breeding group for the most part are all  Super Giants and Giants.   Super Giant to Giant = 50% Super Giants, and 50%  Giants .  Note most of our Enigmas will grow out to Giants and Super Giants assuming they are fed correctly and provided the correct vitamin supplements during the main growth phase of the first 12 to 18 months.

Breeding: Breeding Enigmas takes some serious thought as breeding an Enigma to an Enigma usually produces an animal that display too much of the Enigma syndrome and may very well not be a viable animal. Please read our article on Embergecko.com on Enigmas. If you do choose to go ahead and breed your Enigma, make sure to breed your Enigma to a non-Enigma for best results. Are there some great Enigma projects, you bet! Choose wisely and be sure to track the Enigma genetics so as to not mix it with other breeding groups.

Special Marks: Red Veining in the eyes is common in our Enigmas!

Comments:  She will make a fine addition to any collection/breeding program you may be working on. Our Albino Enigmas are fine examples of their Morph type.

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