As the title says I picked up this male, was told he was a single gene Mojave a little over a year ago, paired it with a lesser female. Still can’t figure out if there’s any other gene floating around in him besides Mojave. He has white coming up his sides a decent amount you can see in the photos, and almost some popcorning similar to Lace/White Lace. Looking for peoples thoughts on it! Thank you so much. As a bonus if anyone can verify what I think is 2 lessers, 2 normals/wild type, a Mojave, and a Blue eyed lucy from the clutch I’d appreciate that as well.
Got pics of the mom?
I don’t see Mojave, at all. But with a white snake you likely have something else in the BEL complex. Maybe mystic or phantom
Editing to ask for more pics of the all white hatchling. Definitely looks like a lot of pattern going on, more than what I’d imagine from a standard BEL. Makes me think it’s a mystic lesser, as they seem to have some odd pattern/colorations show up after a quick search on MM
The BEL hatchling is full white, no pattern at all, the mom is a lesser, I can upload a photo of her momentarily!
Interesting, that photo shows the bel with quite a bit of pattern on it. So more photos of it too would be great
The photo definitely is picking up pattern on the BEL. It would be interesting to see what comes up under a blacklight. Has almost a dotted line where the keyholes would be.
I also agree that I don’t really see Mojave. Thinking phantom or mystic as well. The pattern showing on the BEL does look like what I’ve seen on some other photos of mystic lesser… mystic is also a little weird in how sometimes it looks similar to Mojave and others more Phantom.
There’s some more photos of the BEL, are you still seeing the pattern? I might need to look away for a while and recheck, my eyes might be deceiving me, haha.
Yeah there’s still a wide dorsal stripe and some dashed line where the keyholes would go. Looks like a bit of eyestripe as well, so I would definitely lean more towards something other than Mojave.
Maybe try under indoor vs outdoor light as well. It will probably develop a little more color as it ages where the lines may be more visible in different light. Blacklight is definitely going to pick that up though.
Here’s just a quick highlighting on where I’m seeing some pattern in the newest set of images. Agree with what @armiyana says as well, regarding the eye stripe showing up.
Definitely can see it in the last photo, imo.
I’d say dad isn’t a Mojave, and not any combo of genes, rather likely a mystic.
Thank you so much for your help, both of you! @armiyana @nswilkerson1
Do either of you have any thoughts on what the hatchlings are, assuming its a Mystic/Lesser pairing? I still think its 2 lessers for sure, possibly 2 norms, the BEL and maybe a mystic then?
Yeah that’s my guess as well. From the group photo:
Normal, normal, lesser
Mystic?, bel, lesser
If i had to guess i think the male is mojave and female is lesser and babies are normal.normal.lesser