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The Cultivars (morphs)/Genetics Issues Discussions about genetics issues and/or the various cultivars for cornsnakes commercially available.

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:27 AM   #1


Two of my baby corns have the Ultramel gene. I don't know exactly how that presents. I think I know that when bred to an Amel or another Ultramel the hatchlings will take on the Ultramel effect. Yet it seems to me that many morphs that have the Ultramel gene don't really have any look in common.

Can I get the simplified answer as to how the appearance changes due to the Ultramel factor?
Old 10-25-2010, 04:15 AM   #2
Ultramel x ultramel will give you: homo ultra (probably the darkest of the three colors (eyes probably one brownish, more 'solid' color), homo amel (regular amel with red eyes) and ultramel (in between amel and ultra: usually with blueish eyes but with a red pupil) .
Old 10-25-2010, 07:21 AM   #3
Ultramel is actually the combination of 2 genes, ultra and amel, that are located at the same locus so will work together when present. Breed a homozygous ultra (one of the hypo genes) to a homozygous amel and all the babies will be ultramel, which generally looks halfway between the 2 parent phenotypes (basically a lightish hypo). Breed those ultramel offspring together and you will get 1/4 homozygous ultra, 1/2 ultramel, and 1/4 amel.
Old 10-26-2010, 10:40 AM   #4
Muchos Gracias

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