Blue Tongue Craze!
So Blue Tongue Lizard morphs went viral, and rightly so !!! The new morphs and combinations that have popped up over the last few seasons in the relatively small Australian hobby that we all know & love have not only turned heads here but has gotten the attention of the global reptile community and has seen a mad rush of enthusiasts find space in their collections for the awesome easy to keep Bluey.
New morphs always catch peoples eye and create a buzz amongst reptile keepers which in turn leads to growth and sustainability in what is a fragile industry which is obviously important for all of us. It is commonly understood that ‘progress is not a trip to complexity’ and ultimately ‘we can only love what we understand’ so here I am with a one stop shop easy guide to Australian Blue Tongue genetics and the crazy paint jobs that have dazzled us in recent times in a user friendly format.
Black Eyed Anery
Genetic Reduced Pattern
Super Pinstriped Blotchies
Snake Ranch posed the question of ‘what would the Melanistic Albino Blue Tongue look like ??’ I for one was somewhat intrigued to say the least. I was quite surprised that I was first to crack this combination as a comparative late-comer into Blueys especially after navigating the claims that this had already been done to find that it indeed hadn’t. So by pairing a Black male to an Albino female in 2011 the first hets were made that carried the genetics for both traits. The result I later named ‘LAVA’ was simply breathtaking and for me was the point at which the rest of the hobby really took notice of how amazing Bluey morphs really can be. The molten hot looks are unrivalled (well arguably so !!) by any other morph out there and has become a target ‘must produce’ animal by other Bluey morph lovers.
Check out this “How to make a Lava” video!!!
The ‘Platinum’ first created by Roger Kramer which brings together JR Cowards White Northern & the Melanistic bluey leaving an animal with a real eye catching polished silver look & since totally transformed with the addition of orange hues & Anery Black eyes with my own quadruple genetic program.
The stunning ‘Mercury’ which introduces the Black Eyed Anery to the Platinum morph. To make a more brilliant polished coloration & mesmeric black eyes.