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Posted by Paul Hollander on April 27, 2003 at 14:10:11:
In Reply to: More corn color and pattern morph questions!! posted by poisonfrog420 on April 26, 2003 at 20:24:10:
:What is a blood red corn? I know enough about gentics, so no need to answer too simply. Is it a cross between two other morphs, or a new morph on its own?
Blook red morph was produced by selection to have very dark red over most of the back and sides. In addition, the belly lacks black checkering and the black rim around the red dorsal blotches became pretty diffuse. The idea was to produce a snake that was as uniformly red as possible. In the process, a recessive mutant (named blood red, unfortunately) got mixed in. That mutant gives the nonblotched belly and diffuse rims around the dorsal blotches.
I believe that Bill and Kathy Love's The Corn Snake Manual has at least one picture of a blood red morph.
Blood red morph snakes had a rep for being lizard feeders and difficult to start eating as hatchlings. There has been a considerable amount of outcrossing and mixing the blood red mutant into other lines. So sometimes the names make it unclear exactly what you are getting. Buyer beware. 8-/
:Does any one sell corns that are striped and a color morph? I have seen some around, but not any for sale.
Probably. Try http://www.serpenco.com. There are probably other places.
:Also, some one told me of a corn that he claims was just red and black. No mixture of the colors and different tones. I do not know if he was BSing me or not. Has any one heard of these? Thanks, Jacob.
Sounds like a tangerine Honduran milk snake (not a corn) to me. Or possibly an Okeetee corn, which for my money is the prettiest corn of all.