The Rep Room is pleased to showcase our over 25 years of breeding Phelsuma grandis to arrive at the pinnacle of color we have named the Paradox grandis. This is the story of our journey.
In 1998 we acquired our first grandis displaying more red coloration than normal. This became the foundation for our Crimson Grandis bloodlines. Over time we bred for more vivid and higher concentration of red accents, known as erythrism.
Our bloodlines now feature heavy red on the head, neck, back, and down the tail.
Over time some of our bloodlines started to develop a distinct Blue Hue, sometimes as juveniles
and mostly upon sexual maturity.
Then we cultivated the best of the best to arrive at our Extreme Blue Bloods which develop a true blue coloration at sexual maturity.
Striving to continually improve and diversify bloodlines we acquired AXANTHIC females, with reduced yellow coloration. Upon breeding to our Blue Bloods we immediately noticed a difference in some hatchlings…
The head on some hatchlings were bright blue with violet banding on the back of the head.
And some hatchlings looked pretty normal with a slightly blue hue.
These became the basis of our Paradox bloodlines. This project has been in the works since 2011. It has been worth the wait!
Paradox visual and nonvisual at hatch in various stages of transition through adulthood…
But there is even more to explore. The Paradoxes have given us the next project.
Meet the NIGHTSHADES…