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    Hello all i just stumbled across this site and thought id register and check it out. I cant find the new members forum so im posting here. Although im new to the forum im not new to boas. Kinda jumped ahead of the beginners and went right to boas ive had quite a few over the years. Ive just aquired a sunglow (bci morph) and a true suriname red tail (bcc) Wondering what i could expect from offspring as far as looks? And weather or not id have to breed one and then line breed back again too start seeing any new morphs out of these two. Dont know if the sunglow is het for anything and still in the beginning stages of wrapping my head around how the gene pool works. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Theyre both juveniles so i would jave minimum 2 years till i even thought about breeding so lots of time to learn how it all works. Cheers.

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    Re: new too forum but not to boas

    Welcome to the site!

    There is a good chance that mating those two would produce offspring that are less pretty than either parent.

    The sunglow morph comes from mutant genes in two gene pairs.
    Gene pair 1 = a hypo mutant gene and a normal gene.
    Gene pair 2 = two albino genes.

    The suriname bcc has two normal genes in both gene pairs.

    Half the babies would have a hypo mutant gene and a normal gene in gene pair 1. These babies would also have a normal gene and an albino gene in gene pair 2. These snakes would be called hypo het albino or double het (dh) sunglow. The other half of the babies would have 2 normal genes in gene pair 1. These babies would have a normal gene and an albino gene in gene pair 2. These snakes would look normal and be called het albino.

    As far as I know, subspecies crosses are not worth much in the marketplace. I think you would do better to get an albino or het albino bci to mate to the sunglow bci and another suriname bcc to mate to your bcc. Your mileage may vary.

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      Re: new too forum but not to boas

      Yeah, crossing the BCI and BCCs are generally frowned upon and the market doesn't support the offspring very well. I support what @paulh said. Better to keep the lines pure.
      Oh and welcome to the forum, pull up a chair and stay a while. Pictures, we LOVE pictures!
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