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Re: Kenyan color morphs


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Posted by jasons-jungle on April 03, 2003 at 10:51:51:

In Reply to: Kenyan color morphs posted by cornsnakes on April 03, 2003 at 06:31:54:

:How many different color or pattern morphs are there for Kenyan Sand Boas?
:is there a dedicated K.S.B web site out there?
:I am trying to do all of the research i can on the species.
:Thanks so much.

It's certainly nothing like the world of ball pythons, but here are the ones I know about:
1. Anerythristic - lack of yellow/orange pigment so snake appears black and white
2. Albino - lack of black pigment so snake appears cream and orange (orange varies from the pale 'Egyptian' orange to a dark flame race orange..see below)
3. Snow - combining both of the above traits; babies have the cream of an albino with the white of an anerythristic
4. Flame Race - dark orange pigment originally from the Tanzania region; can be combined to make a incredibly good looking albino
5. 'Ghost' - VPI owns one of these and meretseger on this board obtained one that appears it may be along the same line; faded pattern, looks light orange/cream and tan
6. Paradox - an abnormaility of the albinism gene that produces black spot(s) on the snake; visible only on albinos and snows (since it's part of the albino gene); the rarest of the proven genetics in the Kenyan world is a paradox snow
7. Piebald - although not proven, VPI owns a Kenyan with a large white patch on it's tail; another possible piebald Kenyan was up for sale shortly back on Kingsnake but it had 3 very small patches of white and could easily have been from something else

VPI has a great Kenyan site but the best is probably Chris Harrison's (also a member of this forum) site on Kingsnake. It is at: http://www.kingsnake.com/sandboa/colubrin.html.
Hope this helps!
Jason @ Jason's Jungle



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