Orangasm Gene Explanation and History

The History of the Orangasm gene
In 1997 Frank Martin bred an anery male to a “normal” female.  This pairing produced 17 babies, 5 anery and 2 “rusty” looking snakes (which later became knows as orangasm).  The rusty colored snakes developed a truer orange coloring as they got older. Then, Frank bred 2 of the paler female anery babies to an albino male and produced two clutches of double het snows.  These clutches contained many more rusty (orangasm) colored babies.  In 2003 one of the original female rusty snakes was bred to a hypo het anery and produced more rusty colored snakes. This pattern continued, giving us the orangasm gene.

What are the Traits of the Orangasm gene?

  • Normal Orangasm: looks very similar to a dark pastel. The snake will have a burnt orange body and head combined with lots of black speckling.
  • Orangasm Anery: has a slight rusty or red look throughout the body. Is almost un-noticeable until compared to a non-orangasm anery. They are usually more pale and look slightly crispy.
  • Orangasm Hypo: has very bright reds and orange colors that carry throughout the body and head. This boa has little to no black speckling but instead has many vibrant reds.
  • Orangasm Sunglow: has rich red sides and no black pigment (because of the albino gene). The reds stay vibrant up the head and sometimes onto the face.
  • Orangasm Ghost: has heavy dark blacks and vibrant grays. Light and Dark grays speckling caries throughout the body and head.
  • Orangasm Moonglow: has aery white and soft yellow coloring the dark pastel purple saddles which fade to a translucent pure white as it moves toward the head.

Orangasm Gene Genetics
The orangasm gene is usually passed to about 50% of the babies when crossed with a non-orangasm. At this point it is still unclear if the orangasm gene is a polygene* or monogenic**.  Regardless, it’s an amazing gene that makes some killer looking snakes. For example, when the orangasm gene is present in the moonglow boa it makes the moonglow a more vibrant white (click here to photo of orangasm moonglow vs regular moonglow). When two orangasm boas are bread together the results are usually around 75% orangasm babies and 25% non-orangasm.

*  Polygene – A group of genes that produce a specific phenotype or trait only when expressed together
** Monogenic – Involving or controlled by a single gene

Take a look at a few of the photos below showing some of the orgasms we have produced compared to other non orangasm boas.

Orangasm Sunglow het. Anery

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Orangasm Hypo Jungle

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Orangasm Moonglow

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Orangasm Arabesque Albino

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Orangasm Hypo Jungle 100% het Albino 50% het Anery X Snow

Here are some photos of a Hypo Jungle Possible het Moonglow that was just breed to a snow. Hopefully we will get some Orangasm Jungle Moonglows or at least Orangasm Jungle Sunglows het Anery.

Should be an interesting year…

Baby Snakes Are Here!

So remember very pregnant Bertha? She dropped 6-28-11 with a grand total of 23 babies. Got lots of great new snakes. Take a look.

More pictures to follow soon!

Sire: Moonglow X Dam: Orangasm Tripple Het

Pregnant Orangasm Triple Het

Hey Guys!

Meet Bertha. She is an orangasm triple het moonglow and this year she bred with a moonglow. Now she is just about to give birth to hopefully, lots of moonglows and orangasm moonglows :) . I’ll keep you posted.

Check out the scale separation

Baby Red Tail Boas

Here is a picture of the first clutch red tail boa breeder ever produced. This clutch was produced in 2007 by crossing a Orangasm Triple Het female and a Snow male. In the picture you can see Double Het Snows, Albino Het Anery, Triple Het Moonglows, Sunglows Het Anery, Orangasm Sunglow Het Anery, Ghost Het Albino, Snows, Moonglows and the firsy ever produced Orangasm Moonglow.

What do you think?

We have some exciting clutches due this year! Stay tuned.

Moonglow Boa and Orangasm Moonglow Boa

First lets start with what an Orangasm is? It is a type of hypo with a high orange bloodline originally produced by Frank Martin. Here is a picture comparing the two different moonglows. What do you guys think?