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Species: Python regius
Name of Gene: Solar
First produced by whom: Justin Tricoci - Ontario Constrictor Designs
Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): Co-dom
In complex with other genes?: Unknown as of 2021
Other names/aliases for it?: None
Description: Solar is a co-dominant gene which displays an increased orange pigmentation in the saddles, a deep black in the background coloration. It also often displays a classic “alien head” saddle, meaning a bulbous “head shape” with two “eyes” inside. All solars also have heavily pigmented ventral scales.
Appearance: What it does/looks like? increased orange pigmentation in the saddles, a deep black in the background coloration. It also often displays a classic “alien head” saddle, meaning a bulbous “head shape” with two “eyes” inside. All solars also have heavily pigmented ventral scales.
Proven: To what degree it is proven out to not just be polygenic? It has been reproduced many times by several breeders in Canada whom all agree on it’s co-dom status.
Unique: Why do you believe this is a new morph and not an existing one? I have worked with this gene since 2013 and have made several combos with it which are distinct from the same combos that do not have the solar gene present.
Related Genes: None proven as of 2021
Problems: Any problems? None
Other History: Any additional history? The original breeder of this gene is no longer in the ball python industry. This breeder (OCD) and this gene (solar) were founded in Canada and as such only a small number of Canadian breeders have continued to work with this project.
Disagreement or Controversy: None
References here on the community:
At least one link to community discussion (ie forums) to demonstrate community acceptance
Link to WOBP if exists Solar Ball - Morph List - World of Ball Pythons
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Pictured below are 2 super solars (outside) and a single gene solar (inside) as well as a solar pied.