Help to identify this beauty?

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Looks to be a common bci

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Not that I’m complaining because she’s still a beautiful snake, but we got her from a reptile shop that told us she’s a 100% het albino Sharpe :thinking:

Het albino is recessive, so you wouldn’t be able to see this in the appearance.

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So does that mean she could be? Sorry I’m new to all this and don’t know a great deal

Right, recessive genes are only visible when homozygous. When heterozygous, their appearance is unchanged. Here’s a decent tutorial:

https://ball-pythons.net/forums/showthread.php?52847-A-Lesson-in-Basic-Genetics

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She very well could be het Sharp…the only way to know for sure is to breed her to a visual Sharp…or get a ‘for sure’ 100% het Sharp from a reputable breeder. But keep in mind that a visual albino breeding to her would be the best option to prove her out. If you get visual albinos from the breeding (about half the litter should be visuals in a visual to het breeding)…then you know for sure she is a het. I have seen het to het breedings not produce visual albinos…this is very rare but it does happen…het to het breedings will USUALLY result in about 25% of your litter being visual albinos. I have however never seen a het to visual breeding not produce visuals…not saying it could not happen, but I have never seen it. Good luck and congrats on your beautiful new boa!

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@rickmoss1977 thanks for that👍🏼 I’ll have to have a look what’s about