Species: BALL PYTHON Name of Gene: TANGO First produced by whom: CHRIS @ THOMAS REPTILES Year: 2014 Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): INCDOM AT THE MIN DUE TO FEMALES NOT BEING UP TO SIZE TO HOPEFULLY PRODUCE A SUPER In complex with other genes?: YB/GRAVEL/ASPHALT
**Other names/aliases for it?:**N/A Description: PATTERN AND COLOUR CHANGER AND ENCHANCES OTHER COMBOS ATTRIBUTES , BRIGHT ORANGE HEW ON ANIMALS
Appearance: VERY ENCHANCED FLAMES AND BLUSHING AND A DARK ORANGE OVER TONE , GREAT EXAMPLES OF THE GENE SEEM TO CREATE LARGE RINGERS NEAR THE TAIL , HAVE PRODUCED 3 WITH THE SAME MARKINGS LIKE THIS USING DIFFERENT PARENTS Proven: I HAVE PRODUCED MULTIPLE SINGLE GENES AND MULTIPLE OF DOUBLE GENE ANIMALS USING DIFFERENT ANIMALS , FROM THE BABIES OF THE ORIGINAL PARENTS AND OUT CROSS THEM TO MULTIPLE FEMALES AND STILL CREATED THE SAME RESULTS Unique: ALL COMBOS STAND ALONE AND HAVE NOW PRODUCED A HATCHLING FROM THE TANGO GENE TO THE YB COMPLEX TO PROVE IT IS DIFFERENT GENE , RESULTING IN A COMBO THAT DOESNT HAVE THE GREY HEAD AND YELLOW MARKINGS OF A IVORY , ACTUALLY PRODUCES A ICE WHITE BABY WITH JET BLACK EYES ( ICE WAY ) Related Genes: Problems: N/A Other History: THE ORIGINAL PARENTS WERE AN AFRICAN IMPORT TO LEOPARD , I KEPT SOME BABIES BACK AS THE STOOD OUT TO ME , TOOK ME SOME YEARS BEFORE I GOT THE MALE UP TO SIZE , IN THE TIME I SOLD BOTH THE ORIGINAL PARENTS SADLY , A SEASON LATER I PRODUCED THE (MR TANGO) WHICH I BELIEVED TO BE CHAMPAGNE TANGO LEOPARD , BUT LATER BREEDING HAS RESULTED IN PROVING IT WAS JUST A DOUBLE GENE CHAMPAGNE TANGO WHICH WAS A NICE RESULT ISOLATIMG THE GENE EVEN MORE, FROM THIS POINT I HAVE INTRODUCED THE GENE INTO MANY MORE CODOMS, TODATE THERE ARE 8 PEOPLE IN THE UK THAT HAVE BOUGHT THE GENE FROM ME , 2 IN EUROPE AND 1 IN THE USA
Great work Chris,
Do you think the tango will prove allelic with the YB or have you proven otherwise? is the ICEWAY a male so you can prove this out sooner. I have to say I think that you have handled this project perfectly and the time is right to put this info out. I have always had an interest in this Gene ever since I saw MR TANGO himself at the Doncaster show some years back and I did bombard you with questions back then but I just felt that the project was in its infancy and I wanted to know more about it before I made the leap. This article has given me the insight I needed so thank you for that. You’ll be seeing me.
I know what the OP said, but it was not specific. A hatchling from Tango to “YB complex” could be something as simple as Tango x YB or something complex like a Champ Fire Tango x BlkPastel Butter OD Pastel YB. And if it were something like the latter, then the more solid white phenotype of the Iceway could be explained as it being a combo. As an example, I had an Ivory Butter OD Pastel that hatched out, and remained, solid white.
It is important to seek clarity in this case because if Iceway were a combo, that may influence whether the validity of the gene is accepted versus it being seen as just another bloodline of YB
I did reply to your question was a tango male , to a ivory female ( female has produced 4 clutches for me and all babies have only ever carried yb over ) this clutch was a 2 egg clutch with 6 slugs , one egg produced the ice way and the other baby was a yb
This is a champagne tango , his gone on to create doubles of himself I’ve hit 4 of these now , tango seems to enhance a lot of what the genetics do naturally , champagne have ringers sometimes yet with tango you get the orange and extreme ringers , even have ringers on the straight tangos , I have hets growing but still not able to go for visuals yet