Boaedon capensis blue-eyed

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Species: Boaedon capensis

Name of Gene: Blue-eyed

First produced by whom: Chris Jones

Year First Produced: 2015

Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): recessive

In complex with other genes?: no

Other names/aliases for it?: Blue-eyed Leucistic, Blue-eyed Leucy

Description: A morph that turns the eyes blue and removes all colour

Appearance; What it does/looks like?

  • Head: Lighter white mask on chin, nose, and eyes. Fully white with minimal pattern. Blue eyes

  • Body: Fully white with minimal pattern.

  • Belly: pure white

  • Tail: Fully white with minimal pattern.

Proven Lines:

Related Genes: T- albino blue-eyed, T+ albino blue-eyed, blue-eyed green, hypo blue-eyed, hypo blue-eyed green

Proven: To what degree it is proven out to not just be polygenic? This gene is fully proven to be recessive by many house snake breeders

Unique: Why do you believe this is a new morph and not an existing one? There are no morphs for house snakes on MorphMarket yet

Problems: Any problems? No

History: The history behind its discovery? Dean Boshoff was the first one to own a wild caught specimen of the blue-eyed morph but it unfortunately passed away before any offspring were produced. Chris Jones then got a wild caught specimen and proved the morph out in 2015. This morph was originally called Blue-eyed Leucistic because of its adult pure white colouration, however babies are not hatched pure white so it was renamed to simply blue-eyed.

Disagreement or Controversy: People still debate on whether it should be called blue-eyed or blue-eyed leucistic and you see it being called both names often.

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