The Sharp complex is one of the best things in the Boa breeding hobby.
You have the Sharp albino, Boa woman caramel and the prodigy all of which are on the same allele. When Sharp and Boa woman caramel are bred together you get paradigm boas. A visual intergrade between the 2 mutations, effectively het for Sharp and het for Boa woman caramel. When you breed Sharp to prodigy you get paradise Boas, similarly to the paradigm. Prodigy and bwc appear to be unique from one another, whether that is due to polygenic differences or whether they happen to be similar mutations that arose independent of one another is unknown.
Thanks, that does clear things up some. Now I know that prodigy is another form of albinoism, not something that’s made by combining BWC+Sharp. I also now understand that het BWC+het sharp is paradigm. Paradise is het prodigy+het sharp.
Part of the problem is these 3 are all listed on MM as het sharp+het BWC
I’m confused about homo forms though. What is it when you have a homo sharp + het prodigy/BWC (Eg, Sharp albino het BWC). And vice versa what is homo BWC/prodigy+het sharp. And what is homo sharp+homo BWC/prodigy? And do they look any different than paradigm or paradise?
You can’t have a homozygous Sharp that is also carrying bwc or prodigy. They are on the same gene location. Paradigm is the homozygous for Sharp and bwc, paradise is the homozygous form for Sharp and prodigy.
That is correct, you can’t have homozygous Sharp that has BWC or prodigy genetics. The allele that makes a genetic mutation is 2 parts. 1 from the father. 1 from the mother. An animal carrying 1 allele copy is heterozygous carrying 2 is homozygous. Carrying 0 is normal.
Hypo and Motley are 2 different mutations that are on the same allele also. If you breed Hypo to Motley you get hypos, Motleys normals and hypo Motley. If you then breed one of the hypo motleys to a normal, half of the animals will be hypo and half will be Motley.
I’m in my phone so difficult to explain fully. I’ll get on my computer later and check in.