LIL Monsters Breeders
A little about our Breeders
We've hand-selected our collection since 2007 and chosen only animals with A quality structure and secondly selecting for pattern, color, and unique traits. Our breeders come from all over the US and from Canadian lines that were selectively bred from originally imported animals acquired from Allen and Philippe. Our Bloodlines have been developed from Canadian and U.S crossed stocked, we continue to develop on individual lines that can be outcrossed and crossed back to strengthen the trait we are developing while not inbreeding. We keep a pure Canadian line going so we can continue to use it to add back to our own crossed lines. Since we have developed our own lines in-house we don’t need to worry about breeding US animals as our collection has largely been outcrossed.
Our strategy for breeding is to document and unravel the genetic traits within the crested gecko by genotyping our collection. This helps in predicting the odds for breeding instead of hoping animals look like the grandparents or parents. We are not a fan of “Banking on the chance” but rather betting on the odds. With this idea, we are in the process of working with other breeders in releasing this information to help establish a baseline for traits and their inheritance.
We have a unique collection of animals with varying patterns and morphs. When we pair we aim for a variety of morphs and unique combo morphs that show interesting and often wild patterns and color. We have a strong understanding of genetics and use that to define traits and create morphs and new phenotypes that are difficult to find.
Below you will see a list of our breeders, their morph, or combo morph, and identifiable traits with their inheritance. We actively update these so if you don't see it fully filled in it's because we are still breeding the traits out or adding them to the site.
If you want to learn more about Crested Genetics have a look at our Foundation Genetics page.
Have an ID?
If you have an ID you can find your crestie's parents here. Our IDs look something like this (LY20_0102_UA). The 1st letter is the initial of the male's name and 2nd is the initial of the first letter in the female's name. In the example above, LY=Laxus X Yuki. It is then followed by the breeding season, having a look at the breeding seasons page will show you exactly which 2 letters and number combo refer to which breeders.
So here's the break down:
- LY = Laxus X Yuki
- 20 = The breeding season
- 0102 = Hatch-Date 01/02, January 2nd in the case.
- U/M/F = The sex of the animal, Unsexed, Male, or Female respectively.
- A/B = Clutch mates, A is the first one out of the egg, B is the second.
- Finally, if your ID ends in -##g then that's the weight in grams.
**NOTE** For adults with the same first letter in their name visit our Breeding Seasons Page to see exactly what we bred for your particular ID.
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Achilles is one of our oldest Creamsicle males, he is 13 years old right now. We only had an iPhone3G back then, so we only had four pictures to choose from when he was 2 years old. Achilles and Fury are excellent examples of how orange base animals age over time. He has excellent structure and this is indicative of how we choose and breed for structure.
All might is one of our brightest Yellow Citrus boys, we have a couple of unrelated groups that we have paired up. The Tigering is one of our favorite traits in these yellow animals which is what is causing all the vertical patterning and breaks. He has excellent head structure that passes on to a few of his offspring, and we like to refer to it as King's Crown, this is where the crest flare extends down past the neck.
This is Brinn, he is part of our Punks line. Our Punks are a combo morph of a Phantom, citrus base, with reddish or black tiger markings. these animals usually have some really cool and unique patterning. This morph is one of our favorites and we have a lot of these and have spent 10 years making sure to acquire and create unrelated groups so that we can continue the lines over the years. We will be adding walling and lateral striping to this combo as well.
This is Chaos, as a baby he was one of the early model Phantoms with a bright orange color and started off our Punks animals back in 08'. The Phantom gene has fully muted his orange color and is now this steel-colored grey. We still breed him every couple of years but have since replaced him with newer generations of Phantoms and Punks and Grunge animals.
This is Charlie, he comes from a line of Dalmatians and Super Dalmatians that we've been working for a few years. We have been adding yellow and cream on/off to aim for a Mocha coloration, Adding Walling to this current color should produce some nice Mocha and Cream dalmatians.
This is Cheeto, he is from our Hyper Tangerine project of animals. These things were added to our collection from AC Reptiles. These Tangerines came from Repashy back in 2006. He has refined the trait and these things are some of the most satisfying morphs. Phantom fades them to near White and they fire up pink to peachy colors. The Phantom makes these have a huge range of fired up to fired down.
This is Domino, as a sub-adult he showed a Pitch Black base, he is 11 years old in this photo and still produces for us. Black base animals do fade to a brown color with old age 5+ and Domino has kept a very dark base even into his old age. He pairs with our black and white groups and we have crossed him out to other projects over the years.
This is E!, named for Everything! He has several traits that have been refined over 5 generations of Lavender and Cream animals that are mixed with Canadian lines from Healey and Dunlop animals. The lavender in this line sometimes expresses with a slight blueish hue in the males and more purple in the females, at least I the ones I've kept =). The head in particular doesn't brown out and becomes more lavender with age. this boy came from Lyla and Fahrenheit.
This is Fahrenheit, he comes from Repashy's line of creamsicle animals (This was a LONG time ago). He had one of the deepest base colors I've ever seen. Up close and in person the colors are hues of Pink and Orange sherbert and Peaches that swirl around and mix with each other. We like to refer to it as Coral and have been DYING to try and reproduce it. It has proved notoriously difficult and he is no longer with us so now even harder! E and FML are the only offspring we have left of him.
This is Fang, he is a third-generation from our Sakura line. Sakura is the whitest Crested Geckos we've ever seen. From fully fired to fired down she lacks dark pigment across her body. This boy is likely Het for red and gets the creamy white from Sakura but with citrus notes from his dad Vanilla. As we continue to refine this gene we will figure out if it is recessive or incomplete dominant and we have several groups that are capable of producing separate lines.
This is FML, he is part of our Citrus and Cream groups. His sides show subtle brindle markings that make him look like he has a coral base like Fahrenheit. This look has proved difficult to reproduce over the years and doesn't start to show until 6-10 months of age.
This is Goldust, he has good structure and a nice thick cream down the back and on his sides, we love the messy unique patterns on this boy. The Tiger pattern is what is causing the walling to look like flames and the breaks down the dorsal.
This is Havok, he is a gem that comes out of our Tangerine Citrus group crossed with our Lavender Tangerine group to try and stack Tangerine. Laxus X Yuki produced this boy and you can clearly see he has a clean bluish base from Laxus and the Tangerine from both. He also has great structure so we're really excited to breed him in 2022. All his sibs come out looking amazing so Laxus and Yuki will be paired up for a few more seasons, get them while they're available!
This is Kazikun, he is one of our favorite red base males with many generations of selective breeding to remove brown/tan melanin. He makes stunning babies with our red girls. He also has the Snowflake trait, similar to Porco. This trait develops at around 6-16 months of age. They are pure white blobs that bloom on the laterals and sometimes spread to the dorsal on the best animals. We have worked his red into US lines and the Snowflake is compatible and we have seen offspring outproduce the parents. Here you can see him as a Juvie and his adult age at 8 Years old and still holding his color, he is partially fired here. You can also have a look at his son Kazichan.
This is Kong he is another of our Citrus Tiger pinstripes. We love this color and tigering pattern, we also love the phantom pairing with these, and makes excellent combos. All our yellow groups have excellent structure and long crest spikes that extend down the neck. In person Kong's yellow color is like a yellow highlighter.
This is Laxus, he has excellent structure, and a wide dorsal, thick wide crests, and proper snout structure. His coat color is tangerine and citrus, one of our favorite combos, and a dark lavender when fired to a blueish hue when not fired. He has dalmatian spots and is heterozygous for the trait so only passes the trait onto about half of his offspring. He produces some of our most requested hatchlings with Yuki. It's pretty hard to go wrong with one of his offspring since they're usually amazing combos that can fit a variety of projects.
This is Logan, he is one of our Bluest Lavender bases, and has wild patterning and makes very unique offspring that are really popular. He is what made us want to introduce dal spots to more and more lavenders. His structure and wild spikes pass on to several offspring. His high contrast pattern also passes on and many offspring will develop tangerine coloration highlighting the pattern, we're hoping to throw him in with our Tangerine blueish colored Super Softscales.
This Mr. C, he's orange like a Creamsicle and has nice white snowflakes throughout. He's around 12 years old right now and still holding his color very nicely as you can see in these photos. As a young adult his cream was much whiter. His structure is excellent and his babies are CLEAN with a bunch of pattern.
Mystagen is one of our dark black to lavender base Phantom breeders. We are refining this trait to be more of a Tungsten Grey color when fired up and Gunmetal steel when fired down. The other direction we've taken with this project is a coffee Mocha color with Wrath and Cocoa. These crossed with Chaos is where our grunge Line comes from. We have taken the Phantom line into several areas and these boys are some of the latest 8th Gen animals that started back in 2007. We received a few from AC Reptiles back in 2007, and have worked with AC over the years to further take this trait in different directions. We continue to develop new high-colored phantom morphs today where I have Grunge, Punks, and Pandemonium groups. The structure of this boy is INSANE, you just can't go wrong with these.
Okabe is another one of our Phantom breeders but in the direction of coffee mocha-colored phantoms, the coffee color really looks like powdered chocolate mocha. These lines have insane structure and are excellent for breeding structure back into projects and since they are Phantom will produce clean animals with little pattern to affect current projects.
This is Porco, he is more of a Pink color in person, his hue is difficult to capture his color. Here you can see him showing off his Snowflake trait, which are the white markings on the side. The interesting thing about this trait is that as babies they will sometimes show a few small white spots but nothing like what they will develop into as adults. The trait continues to develop with age up to about 2 years.
This is Pride, he is a pinstripe Yellow base with lateral striping. He is also Het Super stripe. His structure is excellent and has the King's Crown structure that extends down the neck. He comes from a long line of citrus animals.
This is Remy. He is one of the keys to making a Pandamonium, You can see over the years we have stacked tons of traits into this guy. The photos here are his fired up color, fired down he is like a steel grey . The Phantom trait fades top coat color and can often times brown out the dorsal. Remy is an excellent example of the phantom not browning out the areas it usually does. What we are aiming for here is to have an animal that when paired to Tangerine bubblegum makes a pink colored phantom or (Pandamonium). Remy is paired to Peaches for the Pandamonium offspring.
This is Sunkist. Although not breeding any longer he is one of the more yellow citrus Punks we produced. His unique Tangerine dipped crests have passed down to a few offspring, we will try to continue to breed that look into future Punks line animals.
This is Vanilla. His line comes from cream on cream or (C2) crossed with citrus and further developed on the citrus side to make him a citrus on citrus. Even fired down he still has a nice yellow vanilla color. He's so solid that he almost appears to be patternless but is in fact is a nearly solid back fire cream, on a solid citrus base. We have him paired to a few female alternating from one to the other every few years.
This is Winter. He is a Lavender Tri. He has goos structure and comes from groups of lavender and tri. We will be pairing him to Blair next season for more lavender tri off spring which will also be improving on head structure and pattern from Blair.
This is Wrath. He has excellect head structure and makes very large babies as many phantoms tend to do. He is from some of the oldest Phantom lines that AC Reptiles originally worked on. The coolest thing about this pure phantom tan morph is how it can go from a mocha latte brown to a silver grey when not fired. The pinstriping passing through the phantom trait is also a really nice touch when coupled with lateral walls or quad striping. We suspect Wrath to also be (het) Superstripe as his line has produced them and we will be working on confirming the (het) trait in the coming generations.