Issues with "Supers"

I know that there are issues with Super Jungles and Super Motleys. Are there and other “Supers” I should be aware of?

If I’m right, and if not hopefully someone else can correct me, both the Sharp and Khal lines of Albino commonly lead to babies with deformation around the eyes in super form.

I didn’t think you could get supers from a recessive gene. :thinking:

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Your right, I literally just read this the other day… Let me hunt my BS source :expressionless:

Found it:

“Super Jungle. Super Jungles appear to be unable to reproduce,although more are now survivng into adulthood i have seen no reliable evidence of viable litters being produced. Breeding Albino to Albino. As far as im aware this is relevant to both Kahl and Sharp strains of Albino. Not always but pairings of visual to visual albino has lead to litters of boas with deformities, particularly around the eyes. The overiding consensus among boa breeders would be to breed none related visual to a het to increase the chances of producing healthy offspring”

I misread :unamused: and also it’s 3:19am so I’m gonna blame that :rofl:

The aztec gene also has a non-viable super.

Having done a number of albino to albino breedings without evidence of eye issues I’m personally skeptical of the homozygous to homozygous albino issue. I think it has popped up in het to het breedings with similar frequency. I personally wouldn’t shy away from albino to albino pairings. Photo is from 2008, albino to sunglow pairing (just the sunglows)


What issues arise with an Aztec Super?

Lack of coordination which may or may not improve with age, some die young, some are infertile. I think a viable litter has been produced with a super aztec male, not sure whether a female super aztec has successfully bred.

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The eye problems in albino x Albino was because of early inbreeding :+1:

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It’s my understanding, from talking with some other breeders, that the albino eye issue is less prominent nowadays that albinos are not as tightly inbred as they once were. It has been said to me that it is safe to pair albino x albino as long as the animals are not direct relatives.