Hello, I have a question about my male Hognose.
I got him as a Conda het. Purple line poss. het. Albino. I wasnt really questioning this till now, but he just shed and now he looks really yellow.
I dont know if I just never noticed or it is something that happened after his last shed.
He is one of the 3 Hognoses I have and I dont have the most knowledge of their morphs, but he is just so yellow all of a sudden and as far as I know he should not look this strongly yellow for his morph or am I wrong? Especially his tail has a really pastel yellow look to it.
(I hope the pictures work and that I didn’t make to much mistakes while writing this. This is my first post here.)
The first 3 pictures are with sunlight trough my window and the last one is on the sofa, to have a black background. On the first pictures the yellow does not come trough as much as it actually is and on the last one my phone made him a bit to yellow.
He looks to be a conda!
The het albino wouldn’t affect his appearance visually since it is het, “purple line” is a polygenic line-bred trait that affects the coloration of the hognose — edit: did some brief research, I believe that line was bred to create a dark red coloration. Your boy might be from the lineage but just doesn’t show the trait as strongly.
Typically breeders will hold back the best examples when trying to produce a certain appearance! Hognoses are extremely variable in color.
What @trnreptiles said. I can kinda see the saturation from purple line, but i wouldn’t say he’s a very good example of it. At least not from what i can see in that lighting. The yellow tail is normal, hogs in general have very saturated tails.
I think I understand. I also learned that the purple line is line-bred by accident, right after posting this.
Thanks for the answer, really helped.
Then the only thing that isn’t clear by now is the het. Albino, but we will see if he proves out or not.
I still hope he is, waiting for eggs at the Moment.
I thought you said het conda from my sleep deprived brain because new years and I got reallllllly confused.