Halloween Mask line of Bolds History
In 1997 at the National Reptile Breeders’ Expo in Orlando Albey (Albey's "Too Cool" Reptiles) purchased the foundation female for the Halloween Mask line from Ron Tremper. This particular female was on it's course to be sold to an exporter shipping to Japan when things went south. He was caught smuggling reptiles out of Canada and therefore had backed out of the group that included this original from Tremper. Now, without a buyer, Tremper put this gecko among others on his table at the National Reptile Breeders’ Expo. At the show Albey selected this unusual female from a group of strongly patterned jungles. The female was a slow grower so he didn't breed her until the second year. Believe it or not he bred her to a tangerine male and then selectively bred the offspring until he turned them over to Paul Allen in 2007-'08. Paul sold the first ones released to Brittany from PacHerp and the rest is history. Not too many pure line Halloween Masks are left in existence. Some groups of them have already been subjected to very heavy inbreeding causing other issues. Hopefully through the combined effort of a few breeders this line can be saved in the future.