First Produced By: Gecko Boa

Issues: N/A

First Produced In: 2015

Availability: Average

Last Updated: 2022-03-10

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Cipher is a recessive mutation.

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Of course this is what most of you are probably thinking to yourself with all the recent events. I’m happy to announce there are zero health issues in ALL visuals and hets with a sample size in the hundreds (visuals & hets) over the course of 4 years. There are no fertility issues, eye issues, deformities, slow growers, neurological issues, etc. In fact, they have been a very vigorous group all around. [4]


Geckoboa: “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 Mendelian 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.” [1]

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Their is fairly normal looking, with eyes that stay solid as adults. [2]


  • 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. [3]




Full/ broken reverse stripe.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines

Related Traits

The only real similarity with the Eclipse gene is that the Eyes are solid black, which even in Eclipses tends to only occur a percentage of the time, since they can vary 0%-100% pigmented. Not to mention the Eclipse gene can affect the pattern quite a bit, and in all ways that it does differently than seen in Ciphers. Super Snows (Mack) are the only other gene in leos that have the solid black eyes 100% of the time like Cipher does.


No Combos Yet. Below are single gene Ciphers.

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