Colour mutations and varieties

Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Snakes4Africa » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:10 pm

The definiton of "Albino" is lacking in pigment. While some albinos certainly do have pink eyes, not all do. Remember that a Silver Corn is also an albino as it is lacking red pigment.
These albino house snakes are lacking the black pigment. If they were lacking the red/yellow pigment as well, they would appear colourless, or "Snow".
Where people get confused is they assume there is only one gene or pigment in animals. In humans and most mammals this is the case but in birds, fish and reptiles there is more than one gene or colour in play.
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Rolf » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:25 pm

It's pretty cool some of my albino house snakes have red pupils and some have black pupils
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Archie Bottoms » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:41 pm

The difference is a t neg albino has red or pink eyes,while a t pos albino or carmel albino does not.That does not make it a snow just amelinistic
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Snakes4Africa » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:33 pm

True Archie, but it is still only lacking black (brown) pigment. What I meant is that a snow would be lacking red/yellow and black/brown. The T+ T- is just different matter.
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