It looks like it
Yes it is correct!
I don’t think so. If the banner’s correct (that’s what I’m going off of), I’m inferring that ultra and amel are allelic. In that case an animal can’t have a combined 3 or more copies of it. Which means amel het ultra is not possible. It’s right except amel het ultras would really be amel OR het amel het ultra. The link below might help if you’re confused how allelic morphs interact and inherit.
Edit: I checked the marketplace and het amel het ultra combine to form ultramel. There aren’t very many ads that have amel het ultra, ultra het amel, or ultra amel which makes me think those few were mislabeled.
Here it explains that for the morphs we are talking about. And yes, they are allelic so it is wrong.
I usually use the calculator on iansvivarium.com for calculating ultramel combos, but your calculation does look correct. And yes, it’s impossible to have an amel het ultra, or vice versa, but the screenshot doesn’t show any combos like that. If you see snakes listed with those genes, they’ve been mislabeled. Here’s the iansvivarium.com calculation, which shows the same 8 possibilities.
I honestly should have looked back at the screenshot to check if those were actual results on it. Lol so the calculation is correct, the results that @erie-herps listed cannot happen.
Do you want to explain it in detail? I love when something is allelic, .
How it is correct? Specifically why you can’t have Amel het ultra. To help bring a full circle understanding about allelic genes.
Well, in order for a recessive gene to be visible, it needs to have two copies of the gene. Each gene has a different place on the chromosome that it sits. So for an amelanistic snake, it would have two copies of amel sitting at the amel location of the gene. Ultra is a gene from another species, so it just so happens that the place where ultra sits on the chromosome is the same place where amel sits. The spot only has room for two copies of a gene - so either two copies of amel, two copies of ultra, or one copy of each, which makes an ultramel. So an ultramel is technically het ultra and het amel. If you have an amel corn snake, the spot for amelanism on the chromosome is completely filled up with two copies of the amel gene, so it has no room for the ultra gene (so amel het ultra is not possible). If you have a visually ultra corn snake, it has two copies of ultra, so it can’t fit an amel gene there too (so ultra het amel is not possible). I hope that makes sense!
It has no available slots, the only two are filled
Yes it makes sense! Thank you so much @solarserpents!
This makes a lot of sense, thank you!