New genetic to be added - Cocoa Ball Python

I have the 1st cocoa gene that was a import many years ago. I have proven it out to be a co-dom gene and it has been added to world of balls list need to get it added here.

Species: Ball Python
Name of Gene: Cocoa
First produced by whom: Morphmart
Year First Produced: 2014
Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): inc-dom
In complex with other genes?:
Other names/aliases for it?:
Description:

Appearance; What it does/looks like?

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Proven: To what degree it is proven out to not just be polygenic?
Unique: Why do you believe this is a new morph and not an existing one?

Problems: Any problems?
History: The history behind its discovery?
Disagreement or Controversy:
References here on the community:

  • At least one link to community discussion (ie forums) to demonstrate community acceptance
  • Link to WOBP if one exists: Cocoa - Morph List - World of Ball Pythons
  • Links to the wider web.
    Please attach at least 3 photos you have rights to which you are granting to be used on MorphMarket.




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Have you done any pairings with chocolate? is this the single gene form?

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This☝️ That to me looks exactly like chocolate I don’t personally see anything that separates that from chocolate. Do you have pictures of the original imports or info on who imported them?

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I don’t know any chocolate but that is the super form the other is mixed with Mojave. It was imported by my mentor way back in the. I’ll add some pictures of the cocoa enchi. The belly on the cocoa are very dirty dark markings on bellies.

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To me this looks exactly like chocolate even in the combos. I think this may just be a line of chocolate I just don’t see anything that separates it personally.

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Show me the belly of your chocolate

I don’t have any single gene chocolate in my collection all combos. I’m just giving my opinion anybody can feel free to disagree.

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I’m going to agree on it being chocolate or a line of.
I’d you look up super chocolate and chocolate Mojave’s etc they look like your lil one also. Pretty sure Chocolates have the brownish bellies too?

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I’d like someone to show me a chocolate of any combination belly to see.

Just search. They’re everywhere now, it’s a lovely morph I will say, the super version I prefer. :blush:

choc by leatherneck_pythons
Choc Spot by leatherneck_pythons

both by @leatherneck_pythons

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It’s the supers with brownish belly? I’ve seen a few royals with darker bellies online before, thought nothing of it, looks amazing though.

I used to have a royal with a brownish belly, wasn’t chocolate etc though. Was a genetic banded. Probably should’ve kept her then :joy:

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Honestly i would breed it to another chocolate, prove it out as something different or a line of chocolate.

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That sounds like the plan i have a buddy with chocolate have to see what happens but I’ve seen chocolate and they look different in person to me.

:100: agree :slightly_smiling_face:

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I got a proven breeder male chocolate coming in tomorrow that was produced by bhb so we can prove if my cocoa is a different gene by breeding to a few cocoa females.

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Just wondering what the outcome of this ended up being, or if you’ve paired him yet!

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Been pairing the chocolate to a cocoa enchi still breeding them hopefully we will get eggs soon to prove it is it’s own gene.

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Awesome! Keep us updated. I love darkening genes, so the more the better in my eyes