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    I am new to breeding but not to owning red tail boas. I am looking into sought after genetics. I currently have a 2015 female ghost het for albino. I’m looking to go the moon glow direction. I would also like to experiment with some motley but have heard super motleys rarely live to adulthood. Is this an issue with 50% motley. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Sought after genetics

    Most Super motleys are doomed and very rarely reach adulthood,
    As the Motley gene is a co dominant one , your snake can’t be het or (50% )for it ,it is a full motley,
    only recessive genes can be het for meaning you need both parents to be carying the recessive gene, ie albino to produce a visual
    Hope this helps
    Cheers Rich


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      Re: Sought after genetics

      So if I get a Motley male, none of the offspring will be visual motley if the famale is not Motley?

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        Sought after genetics

        No motley is co dominant gene .
        so No matter what you breed it with you will get some visual motley babies

        If it’s a jungle (co Dom)female you should get motley’s,jungle motleys as well as normals and jungle babies and if you bred with a hypo (co Dom)boa you will get some hypo, hypo motleys, motleys and some normals ,
        If your motley male is carrying the albino gene and so is the female , then you should get motleys, normals , albino and albino motleys and all the non albino babies will be 66% het for albino but if the female is visual albino then the babies will 100% het for albino

        there is a good morph calculator on line , that will give you a rough percentage of what you should expect from a paring
        , when I bred my motley last to a normal female, she had two motleys out the 5 babies she had, there was possibly more but 7 was slugs,
        hope this isn’t too confusing it takes some getting used too


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          Re: Sought after genetics

          Thank you Richyboa72. I appreciate the input. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to make a litter that had negative effects from the motley genes.

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          • #6
            Re: Sought after genetics

            That’s fine, it is really confusing till you get your head round it,
            Good luck with your project and don’t forget to post some pics on here


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