I got this love a couple months back, the seller told me she was a Russo x Russo when I picked her up. As she ages I’m having some doubts (not that it matters!) and trying for a second impression. She’s a beauty, inside and out, and her markings are only improving with age; she’s even started getting specks like a banana. Anybody got any ideas?
Welcome to the forum @salebleu013! I can’t help you with your question but you have a very nice animal there! Congratulations!
Did they tell you what her parents were?
She looks like a mysic russo. it’s definitely harder to say for sure though. But if one of her parents is really russo that seems most likely.
Same complex, just not quite as bright white as the super russo.
She’s still super pretty though
I agree with @armiyana on this one, although my opinion is only based on comparing super russo and mystic russo listings on Morphmarket.
I was told parents were a Russo to a Pastel Russo, but, like Isaid, Ihave my doubts.
Thanks! She’s a super sweetheart and absolutely loves to hang out watching true crimes docs with me. Can’t wait to see what she looks like all grown up!
The pairing couldn’t be Russo to Russo because that would produce a White Diamond which is an all white snake. To me it looks like a Mystic potion or Purple Passion, neither of which carry the Russo gene. If it does have Russo in it then perhaps it is an Opal Diamond which is Russo Phantom.
Yeah I said she looked like a mystic russo, which from what RGI has updated with mystic and phantom seem to be the same gene.
She looks like a Purple Passion (Mojave Phantom) or a Deep Purple Passion (Pastel Mojave Phantom)!
My assumption would be bedding. Otherwise I’d imagine there’s banana in the mix, as I don’t know of any other gene that produces random black spots like that. I’m leaning towards bedding though.
The white spots? Or the black?
Black… possibly coral glow/banana or just paradoxing or bedding
For white…In this snake it looks more like phantom/mystic gene is at play. Special is another gene that can sometimes cause it as well. They’re also in the Blue Eye Lucy complex and can make blue eyed snakes with color varying from almost pure white to offwhite, greys and yellows when mixed with Lesser, Russo or Mojave. Special tends to make more white to yellows, mystic/phantom seems to make more offwhites to purples and greys.
I only have some Special crosses but…
This guy is mojave special enchi pastel and you can see those same sort of spots. He’s got the typical crystal yellow and white colors. Just brighter.
This one’s a mojave special coral glow (poss fire and/or pastel) and she’s got very little in the way of markings but that yellow fade, her markings are hard to make out.
Not bedding, or mites (I panicked so hard when they first started showing up), and more appear with each shed!