The Black Velvet morph is currently in its development stages. The European breeder, Team Artlink Geckos has been working on the project. Blackie, the original Black Velvet, is a random mutation. Her parents are from Wild Caught Leopard Geckos. Currently, Blackie is approaching age eight. This past season (2007), Blackie produced 14 hatchlings. Team Artlink Geckos plans to breed some of the hatchlings back to Blackie in order to reproduce Blackie's look. Black Velvets and the Black Pearls are the closest geckos the Leopard Gecko Community has to Melanistic Leopard Geckos.
- Aronsson, Liselott. Black Velvet. Team Artlinks Geckos. 6 Feb. 2008 <http://www.blackvelvets.com>.