The Blizzard Leopard Gecko morph might sound boring, but is actually one of the most visually unique Leopard Gecko variants available. It can have colors from white and grey to yellow, brown, or even purplish. However, most importantly, Blizzard Leopard Geckos have no markings and are entirely solid-colored. There can be some variation in the color, but no markings, blots, or bands. This makes them not only visually striking, but also a great morph for creating further interesting variations.
Traits and History of the Blizzard Leopard Gecko
The trait of the Blizzard Leopard Gecko, the lack of patterns, is a recessive trait first discovered in 1995 by Jay Villa of Prehistoric Pets. Since then, many breeders have created unique variants and new lines of Blizzard and Blizzard-like geckos.
Diablo Blanco is one of the most intense Blizzard-based morph: Completely white all over, but with solid red eyes. It can be hard to find, as it is decently hard to breed, but a very unique Leopard Gecko morph. It’s a combination of Blizzard traits with Tremper Albino, Tremper Eclipse, and Patternless Stripe traits.
Blazing Blizzards are a simpler variation of Diablo Blancos, combining only Blizzard and Albino traits into a solid white Leopard Gecko morph with “normal” eyes. However, some of these are born with Snake Eyes or Eclipse Eyes, without a clear genetic reason.
Blizzard Leopard Geckos for sale & price guide
Beautiful Blizzard Leopard Geckos are available for sale mainly online or in well-stocked reptile stores, as they are rarer and more expensive than common morphs. A clear Blizzard with no or minimal marking will cost you around $300, up to $800 for rare variations such as a Super Giant Blizzard.
Since Blizzard Leopard Geckos display the lack of pattern from birth, you can buy baby or juvenile Blizzard Leopard Geckos with confidence. However, the colors may change as the gecko grows up, depending on the exact traits and genetics of the baby and its parents.