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Posted by joe clark on April 30, 2003 at 16:46:39:
In Reply to: Another Motley Striped Question!! Marcel please read. posted by poisonfrog420 on April 30, 2003 at 15:40:43:
I agree, Marcel's stripe-motley is very nice. That pattern is just incredible.
Here is a normal male stripe. The stripe and motley genes reduce the amount of black present, giving many examples a 'hypo' appearance.
The above stripe was bred to this anery motley in 2002.
These are the hatchlings produced form the above stripe and anery motley in 2002. Only one or two displayed any patterns close to Marcel's stripe-motley. Most looked like traditional motleys. Maybe the only difference would be that the lateral patterning was very thin like that of a striped corn. The two from that clutch that were similair to Marcel's only had striping on the first half of the body. (The tendency for saddles to connect on motleys, and stripes on striped corns to be consistent is closest to the neck.) The dorsal patterns on these hatchlings were 'cleaner' (no edges) than most motleys I have seen.
Here is a pic of a caramel motley showing the normal lateral pattern of a motley. In my experience atleast, the lateral pattern of motleys is composed of 'stretched' squares and rectangles.
Here is an amelanistic motley. If you look closely you san see a couple of dorsal stripes on the front half of her body. She also has the thin lateral patterning similair to my 2002 clutch of stripe-motleys. And lastly, towards the rear her saddles are 'split' in a manner similair to stripe corns. Maybe she has a striped anscestor? Wish I could say. She was given to me as an adult so I have no info on her.
I hope the pics and info help you a little. I had expected my 2002 clutch pictured above to hatch with more patterns similair to Marcel's stripe-motley. *Unfortunately* all I got was the majority being more typical of motleys.
Kinda makes you wonder what the ancestry of Marcel's snake is, eh?;)
PS: Sorry, the only pics I have of NORMAL motleys are the hatchlings above. All of my motleys are one colour morph or another.