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Notices Guide to Corn Snake Cultivars & Cultigens A collective field guide to the cultivars and cultigens (morphs) of corn snakes.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #1

Homozygous Amelanism (aa) - Simple recessive

Trade Names:
Red Albino

Selectively Bred Variations
Reverse Okeetee
Fluorescent Orange
High White Reverse Okeetee

The following was quoted directly from Rich Zuchowski's SerpenCo website and I couldn't think of a better description and history than this:

"Realistically, this is the snake that started it all, as far as cultivars in corn snakes are concerned. From one wild caught animal collected in North Carolina back in the early '50s, and subsequent breeding efforts by Dr. Bernard Bechtel, the albino corn snake became THE reason many people started working with and breeding corn snakes. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first albino reptile that became available commercially and quite probably was the spark that started people thinking about actually breeding reptiles rather than as disposable commodities easily replaceable from wild caught stock.

As in all of the cultivars of corn snakes, this one is extremely variabile in appearance. Some of the extremes have taken on generic names of their own in order to classify a particular color variation. Although the generic variations are not genetically predictable traits, a person can reliably expect to get a high percentage of offspring resembling the parents that were themselves usually the product of selective breeding. Often, more mundane looking individuals will result in the offspring, but every once in a while, something completely different and unexpected may arise that will go off on a tangent of it's own with a new generic name applied to it. Such is the excitement of breeding these animals when the genetic potentials unfold before your very eyes.

Individuals will vary from almost uniform red orange with indistinct blotching to an orangish white background with red blotches. Varying shades of yellows in the background and blotches can modify the colors quite a bit, making predicting what any particular individual will turn out looking like nearly impossible to do. One trait that is ALWAYS present, of course, is the red eyes of all amelanistic corn snakes."
Old 07-12-2013, 01:58 AM   #2
Amelanistic 2 year-old female.
Old 07-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #3
Amels from Miami lineage. Two year old male and hatchling niece.
Old 08-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
Yearling amelanistic, Reverse Okeetee
Old 08-02-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
Male Amel Yearling
Old 08-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
2011 male Reverse Okeetee

2008 female Reverse Okeetee
Old 08-23-2013, 01:28 AM   #7
Adult Amel with Minimal White


Old 08-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #8
Lt. Dan
Lt. Dan

Bathing nudie pic of Lt. Dan
Old 10-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #9
Reverse Okeetee from SMR

This is my amel (RO). First picture is August 2012 and second picture is August 2013.
Old 12-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
Oh my gosh I love all of yalls snakes!!!

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