Genetics

AlbinoAlbinoRecessive
The Albino Boa is a recessive trait which gives the boa a lack of melanin and causes the boa to not produce any black pigment in the skin. The offspring from this litter are normal in appearance, but are heterozygous for the gene.

anerythristicAnerythristicRecessive
The Anerythristic (anery) boa is a recessive trait which gives the boa a lack of erythrin causing the boa not to produce any red pigment. This is an opposite of the albino boa and sometimes refereed to as the black boa. The offspring from this litter are normal in appearance, but are heterozygous for the gene.

HypomelanismHypomelanismCo-Dominant

Hypomelanism (hypo) is a co-dominant trait where the boa lacks black pigment and in many cases brings in a more vibrant red, orange, and/or brown. This boa will is born with nearly no black scaling but still caries the black pigment. This boa also has a pattern morph giving the boa smaller saddles on the back and much more aberrant triangles along the sides.

The offspring from a hypo to a normal would be 50% hypo / 50% normal.

SunglowSunglowalbino x hypo

The Sunglow is a dual morph combination that is heterozygous for hypo and homozygous for albino. This boa is very similar looking to the albion boa but the hypo trait gives it a much more vibrant reds and pinks hinting at the name sunglow.

In order to produce this boa you would need to cross a hypo-het albion with an albino or het albino.

GhostGhostanery x hypo

The Ghost boa is another dual-morph combination that is heterozygous for hypo and homozygous for anery. This boa has a washed out look because the crossing of the anery and hypo genes. This is one of my favorite color patterns because of the beautiful grays, and silvers.

In order to produce this boa you would need to cross a hypo-het aney with an anery or het anery.

SnowSnowalbino x anery

The Snow boa is a result of the combination of two recessive traits (albino and anery). The snow boa is whiter than the albino boa and lacks all red pigment, replacing it with a silvery shade of white. When crossing the albion and anery boas you will produce offspring that look normal but are heterozygous for both recessive traits. These offspring are usually called double hets or double heterozygous for snow.

In order to produce the snow boa you have to cross 2 double hets from which you will get 25% snow boas from the offspring.

MoonglowMoonglowalbion x anery x hypo

This is one of the more rare snakes on the market as only an small number have been produced. The moonglow is a triple morph combination that is heterozygous for hypo, homozygous for anery and homozygous for albino. This is the whitest boa to date. The moonglow is similar to the snow boa except for where the snow boa has a white pattern this boa is almost transparent or lavender. This animal was produced by myself by crossing a Triple het (hypo x het albino x het anery) to a snow (albino x anery)

I have been lucky enough to produce 4 of these animals (3 in late 2007 and 1 in 2009)

JagJaguar het Double Reverse Stripe (DRS)Dominant x Recessive
The jaguar gene is a dominant color and pattern morph. This gene brings in bright vibrant colors through out the boa and gives the boas a spongy pattern along the back and tail. If you bread a jaguar to any boa all the babies will come out jaguar. The Double Reverse Stripe is a recessive gene that embeded into the jaguar gene and cannot be bred out because of the dominant trate of the jaguire gene.

HypoJagHypo Jaguar het Double Reverse Stripe (DRS)hypo x jag

The hypo Jag het DRS is a triple morph combination that is heterozygous for hypo, dominant for jaguar and homozygous for DRS. If you bread a hypo jaguar het DRS a normal boa 50% of the babies will be hypo, 100% will be jaguire, and 25% will be het DRS.

Jaguar Double Reverse Stripe (DRS)Recessive
The Jaguar Double Reverse Strip (DRS) boa is a recessive trait which gives the boa a double reverse stripe along the back and or tail of the boa. The offspring from this litter are jaguar in appearance, but are heterozygous for the DRS.

HypoJungleHypo JungleCo-Dominant
The Jungle Boa is a Co-Dominant trait which gives the boa pattern and and color variations. The jungle boa will have a single stripe or connected pattern along the back and a more vibrant color. When breading a jungle boa to a normal you will get 50% jungle and 50% normal. This boa originated in Sweden from the breeding of aberrant patterned boas.