Het Effect On Color

I have seen floating around that people think het genes can effect the way a morph looks. Do you think this is true? Is there a het you would consider a color ‘enhancer’? Would anyone seek out an animal that is het for a gene because of the way it will make the visual genes look? I wonder if a het gene would make a visual gene keeps its color better as the animal ages.

I have a ball python that is het for ghost and genetic stipe. I don’t have enough experience with snakes to notice a difference in his color versus non hets of his morph. But, my ball python is clearly not ghost yet his sheds are 100% clear. So I’m pretty convinced hets can effect the visuals of the animal. I think it would be easier to notice het influences on single gene visual morphs, too.


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