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Posted by Pondoris on March 15, 2003 at 14:42:42:
In Reply to: Re: How does the 'Hybino' gene work...? posted by rtdunham on March 15, 2003 at 13:58:41:
:your questions are sound, it is confusing to anticipate whether the hybinos will look just like albinos, because the hypo gene contributes no additional change visually
:whether there are further affects to be considered. For example, on amelanistics what would be black tipping on a "normal" or wild type, is white tipping. Hypos get less tipping than wild types and their colors darken less with age. Some wild types get so much black tipping, and some albinos so much white tipping, that the middle ring in each triad is obscured and they become "bicolors". I've never seen a hypo become a "bicolor". So maybe hybinos will get less white tipping and their colors will fade less as they age. Maybe. The snake in this picture is my breeder male that's at LEAST definite het/hypo, and may actually BE a hybino: NO tipping, and no color fading.
Ok I have a question for you Terry: What leads you to believe "the hypo gene contributes no additional change visually"? Are you saying that the colors wont be different, or that the hypo gene will have 0% affect on the snake? Melanin IS being produced. . .or there would be no white.