Aliases: Tigering, Bold Tiger Stripe

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First Produced In: Unknown

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Last Updated: 2022-04-26

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Tiger is an interesting gene, it is a fixed dominant mutation that is better described as a ratio.

A Tiger crested gecko will have a lighter base colour with darker lines that run almost vertical from the dorsal down the laterals.

Tiger or tigering is the lowest common denominator trait that cannot be isolated from a crested gecko’s genes. [1]

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The head is unaffected by this trait.


The trait makes up everything from freckles inside pattern to bold thick bands, and thin small lines.

If we look at pattern distribution, migration, and disruption. Distribution is when you see excessive coverage in Harley morphs or yellow base animals or how it forms as reverse pin. Migration is when it pulls pattern through pins and it breaks pin or if it is oriented horizontally or vertically. For disruption we can look at walls and dorsal to see how it shatters the pattern this is the presence of tiger in pattern.

This contributes to banding and reticulation. As it is always there to some degree. The tigering in crested geckos contributes to how pattern breaks along the dorsal and the upper and lower laterals. This jagged pattern organizes and breaks pattern up vertically. The less horizontal pattern influence, the stronger the tigering will be and the more dominance it has over the direction of the animal’s pattern.

Tigering can be found significantly reduced showing small thin lines to freckles on solid-colored morphs to thick huge bands of pattern and breaks on dark base color. [2]


The belly is unaffected by this trait.


The tail is unaffected by this trait.

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