The EMG Trait [DONE]

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Species: Ball Python
Name of Gene: EMG
First produced by whom: NERD
Year First Produced: N/A
Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): Incdom
In complex with other genes?: No
Other names/aliases for it?: No

EMG most commonly darkens the blacks in an animals pattern (often removing/greatly reducing blushing), and creating an odd head stamp. In clown combos (where the gene popped out of) it tends to create a very odd (rarely consistent - though consistently odd) head stamp. Makes the black back of the clown gene “wavy” in comparison to non EMG Clowns, and the black edging of the clown tends to be more pronounced.

The super form creates a stripe down the back (even in het/non visual clown animals). This stripe is so potent is actually cuts through the black back of the clown creating a stripe down the center. The head stamp on the super is even more chaotic than the single gene.

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  • Type: Incomplete Dominant
  • Aliases: N/A
  • First Produced By: NERD
  • First Produced In: Unknown

Appearance; What it does/looks like?

  • Head: Very blushed out head in the single gene version typically with dark black edging (in morphs where applicable). The Supers have an even more blushed out/faded head, and slightly reduced black (in morphs where applicable). Kevin often refers to this as “blanking” of the head.
  • Body: Often subtle in most mutations - the bodies tend to appear more contrasted than “normal”. If the animal has a black pattern, EMG will intensify the black and often reduce the amount of blushing normally presented. The Super will provide the same intensifying of contrast, but will also present with a striped appearance down the back.
  • Belly: Nothing out of the ordinary
  • Tail: The stripe in the super form seems to be at its most extreme towards the tail. Not many have been produced yet to see how this may vary.

Proven Lines: N/A
Related Genes: N/A

Proven: To what degree it is proven out to not just be polygenic? It’s been recreated and there is a super.

Unique: Why do you believe this is a new morph and not an existing one? To my and Kevin’s knowledge, nothing else acts like this gene from what we have seen so far.

Problems: Any problems? No Problems Known
History: The history behind its discovery? According to Kevin this trait popped up in his clown stock. He started producing clowns with these odd looking heads and wavy/less symmetrical patterns.

Disagreement or Controversy: N/A
References here on the community:

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    Pastel Super EMG Het Clown

Pinstripe Super EMG Clown

Pastel Fader EMG Het Clown

Super EMG Clown

Pastel Super EMG Clown