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Is there a difference?


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I'm trying to find out if there is a difference between an Amel. corn and a Reverse Okeetee. Can anyone out here tell me is it a visuial thing or is it just genetic, or is there no difference.

There would be a genetic difference, but not in simple mendelian terms. All reverse okeetees are amels, but by selecting and line-breeding the look of thicker borders then you can work towards getting amels with a thick border around the saddles, aka reverse okeetees. as such, there is no such thing as 'het for reverse okeetee', and even breeding two top-quality reverses together doesn't guarantee reverse okeetee offspiring. Hope that helps.
Amel (my own):

Reverse Okeetee (South Mountain Reptiles):
nice animals!

two other amels-bred-for-looks are the candy canes, with little to no orange ground colour, and the sunglow with no white borders (and usually strive to have brighter oranges as well).

If you're looking for one stay away from pet stores - I've met people claiming to breed these animals and have no idea what they were doing. They were just breeding regular amels, calling them candy canes. You also get the people who mislabel on purpose to jack up their prices.
Yup, genetically they're the same as far as both being amels. An amel x RO will just give you more amels, that could be RO. But they won't be het for RO, as it's not a simple locus mutation.