I purchased a virgin female clown in March of last year. When I purchased her, here is what the add stated and the original picture from the add.
Od Fire Clown het hypo X Clown het hypo
I originally thought she was an orange dream Clown but I’m not 100% sure if she’s a hypo. . I know she’s brighter then a normal clown and a lot cleaner but can’t guarantee anything.
So I purchased her as a Clown 66% het Hypo. The second picture is one that I took of her locked with a Leopard Fire het Clown, so it is different lighting and the other snake and blue bowl offer some color contrast.
I hadn’t really given the OD possibility a second thought and assumed her coloration may be related to the 66% probability of being het for Hypo. However, the clutch that just hatched has me wondering about the presence of OD. Below is a picture of the clutch. With the understanding that there is Fire and Leopard at play here for certain, do any of the hatchlings look like they have OD? These have not shed and since they just left the eggs yesterday, I imagine there will be more color to come. However, the Leopard Clown at bottom left and the Fire het clown to its immediate right have very OD looking characteristics. I would appreciate any OD experts to chime in with their thoughts. Thanks for your help.
I would definitely recommend posting those babies after shed. Some are super clean and it’s a possibility
Thanks Steel, I will. Just thought I would get this thread going with the information and pictures I had at the moment.
That’s a nice clutch!
That bottom left looks very clean and orange .
Looking forward to seeing more pictures after they shed.
I see at least four animals that I could see as being OD but waiting until they shed out and getting pics of them in a bit better lighting would help
Thanks T H,
I am of the same thought. It get’s a little tougher when looking at the Leopard hets, but some of the others just jump out. I will definitely post some decent pictures after they shed. What is your opinion of the Dame?
They haven’t shed yet, but I thought I’d throw up another picture while we are waiting. Stay tuned.
Man, that super reduced clown thing is killer.
Thanks Riley. Yeah, it’s a looker for sure.
Not just a looker, definitely a holdback lol
Dame is definitely carrying OD. Not seeing anything that would make me thing she is het Hypo
Here are the first three to shed. In the group shot above, they are the three at the top left. I have put the pictures in order from left to right in the group shot.
Here are two more that have shed. Three more to go.
So this clutch is going to be a head scratcher when it comes to ID. Here are three pictures of the animal that is second in the shed pictures. Let me know your thoughts about what this looks like.
If I ever discover a gene, I’m gonna name it “Thing” cuz it makes the combo sound awesome lol
Also, as a casual observer, I agree there’s 3 or so in that first pic I’d assume are OD. Love the gene so I have browsed a lot shrug
Here are the last three individuals to shed. I believe they confirm the presence of Orange Dream.
Here is a group shot and a preliminary ID of them as my best guess. Going from top left and proceeding counter clockwise.
- Orange Dream Fire het Clown
- Orange Dream Clown
- Leopard Clown
- Orange Dream Fire Leopard het Clown
- Leopard poss Orange Dream het Clown
- Orange Dream Leopard Clown
- Fire Leopard poss Orange Dream het Clown
- Fire Leopard het Clown.
I still have to sex them. I would appreciate any of the OD experts chiming in and letting me know their thoughts on my ID guesses. T. H. ?
That clown is so beautifully reduced
I would agree with your IDs except to add that I think you can drop the “poss” from both #5 and #7