Type: Incomplete Dominant
First Produced By: Anthony Caponetto Reptiles
First Produced In: 2005
Last Updated: 2023-04-23
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This trait is a gene that effects all phenotypes, from yellow, to red, to black, cream etc. The gene “infuses” all color and pattern. It is incomplete dominant and exhibits a distinct difference when it comes from one parent or both. It comes in all sorts of phenotypes pin, Phantom, Harley, yellow base, and creates combos of them all.
Tangerine is a trait that has been worked on since the early 2000s and originated from Repashy stock. Therefore, it is safe to say this is likely an early on wild-type trait acting as an enhancer that has been distributed throughout the hobby. The gene was recognized by Caponetto in 2005/2006. He began working the gene from a particularly nice animal named “Pink”. She produced his founding animal that was outcrossed and refined into the hyper-tangerine animals we now find in the hobby. Several other breeders have also produced stunning tangerine-colored offspring. There are hints of a new variant possibly circulating, something we still need more data on and are working with breeders to get more data on.
The head is unaffected by this trait.
The gene seems to infuse the entire animal’s pattern color with orange to deep tangerine coloration. This is an additive effect on top of all other traits. High white patterned animals receive a yellow hue and some with pink coloration. When both parents are contributing tangerine we can produce hyper tangerines , this is why the trait behaves like an incomplete dominant trait. Hyper to Hyper produces nearly 100% hyper tangerine animals of varying intensity. In these animals, the tangerine is so strong and vibrant that it overcomes even the effects of phantom that normally suppress coloration. From LMR’s experience, this is one of the primary traits responsible for high-color adult phantoms whereas early on phantoms tended to be dark and have a more muted color.
When the gecko is fired down, the base colour will have a creamy orange colouring. When fired up, the base colour will be brighter and bolder than it’s fired down phase.
The belly is unaffected by this trait.
The tail is unaffected by this trait.
No known proven lines
Orange is similar to tangerine, but a tad brighter usually.