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Posted by HDEAN on December 09, 1999 at 08:56:43:
In Reply to: Re: Hypomelanistic Hybrid-Holbrooki X Alterna posted by Dean Alessandrini on December 08, 1999 at 19:50:00:
: Are you sure it's Hypo?
: it's so pale and appears to have no black at all.
: My guess is that it's Amelanistic. Should be worth a pretty penny. did you produce it?
Yes, this one has no black but the others are very dark purple almost blackish but not any black.
Not sure its a hypo since these are so variable and not enough produced for me to conclude anything yet.. Could really be a T+ Albino. I am really going by the others that have been produced when I use the term hypo. I will include 2 more photos. The original first photo was the first one that has shown more color and softer purple. It reminds me of the purples seen in the T+ Albino Retic but the other ones look more like what I would expect from a Hypo like the Hondurans, much darker purple instead of Lavendar. The next 2 are darker purple as you will see. The original adults that produced these have little or no color and are from a crossing of an Alterna and a Holbrooki. These offspring came out very abberant in pattern but were mainly silver gray with black markings and have speckling in different areas. Not any color to speak of. Brent Green purchased these from me(I bought them as Holbrooki-Alterna babies) and to get more color (reds and oranges) he bred this Holbrooki-Alterna to a Pyro-Greeri-Ruthveni-Alterna unknowing it has het for this Hypo(?). As it turned out some of these offspring were also carrying this hypo(?)gene. The potential is for much brighter hypo's(?) than this with more reds/oranges/yellows with light to dark purple markings plus I plan to get the striped grayband genes into this for another pattern variation. HDEAN