Recessive leucistic in texas rat snakes

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Species: Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri (texas rat snake)
Name of Gene: Leucistic
First produced by whom:
Year First Produced:
Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): simple recessive
In complex with other genes?: none
Other names/aliases for it?: BEL, blue eyed leucistic
Description: Solid white from head to tail with grey eyes that have black pupils.

Appearance; What it does/looks like?

  • Head: white with blue/grey eyes
  • Body: white
  • Belly: white
  • Tail: white

Proven Lines:
Related Genes:

Proven: It is proven to be simple recessive.
Unique: While super rusty from black rat snake stock exists in the morph catalogue, this gene is completely recessive and originates from texas rat snake stock.

Problems: Enlarged or bug eyes, as seen in many other leucistic morphs.
History: The history behind its discovery?
Disagreement or Controversy: None
References here on the community: I couldn’t find any topics on leucistic texas rat snakes in the community, but this gene has been around for ages and it’s pretty widely accepted everywhere.

Please attach at least 3 photos you have rights to which you are granting to be used on MorphMarket, Including 1 image next to a Normal/WT animal

Getting 2 angry, wiggly animals in 1 photo is no easy task so I unfortunately only have individuals for this.

Yearling leucistic

2 year old leucistic

Adult leucistic

Adult leucistic

Yearling 100% het leucistic showing typical wild type coloration. Sibling to pic #1

If anyone has the information I left blank please feel free to chime in. The gene has existed for so long that it’s hard to find any origin data.