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devilsmistress
Yearling

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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  11:26:03  Show Profile  Click to see devilsmistress's MSN Messenger address  Send devilsmistress a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Color morphs
Normal or wildtype Corn Snakes are orange with black lines around red colored saddle markings going down their back with black and white checkered bellies. Regional diversity is found in wild caught Corn Snakes, the most popular being the Miami and Okeetee phases. These are the most common seen Corn Snakes
Miami Phase (originates in the Florida wildtype) These are usually a smaller Corn Snake with some specimens having high contrasting light silver to gray ground color with orange saddle markings surrounded in black. Selective breeding has lightened the ground color and darkened the saddle marks. The "Miami" name, coined by Rich Zuchowski, now is considered an appearance trait. Many Miami Corn Snakes are difficult to start feeding as hatchlings, as they prefer lizards. Miami corns, unlike other varieties, will often readily accept anoles as food for life. This can simplify feeding for residents of Florida, but care should be taken to avoid introducing parasites from wild caught food.
Okeetee Corns (classic corns, originate in the South Carolina wildtype) These snakes are characterized by deep red dorsal saddle marks surrounded by very black borders. The ground color varies with bright orange being popular amongst breeders. As with the Miami phase, selective breeding has changed the term "Okeetee" to an appearance rather than a locality. Some on the market originate solely from selectively breeding corns from the Okeetee Hunt Club.
Candycane (selectively bred Amelanistic) These are amelanistic corns bred toward the ideal of red saddle marks on a white background. Some were produced using light creamsicle (emory/albino corn hybrids x corn) bred with Miami phase corns. Most candy canes develop orange coloration around the neck region as they mature and many labeled as candycanes later develop significant amounts of yellow or orange in the ground color ****. The contrast they have as hatchlings often fades with maturity.
Reverse Okeetee (selectively bred amelanistic) an amelanistic okeetee Corn Snake which has the normal black rings around the saddle marks replaced with wide white rings. Ideal specimens are high contrast snakes with light orange to yellow background and dark orange/red saddles. Note: Albino Okeetees are not locale-specific okeetees, they are selectively bred amelanistics
Fluorescent orange (selectively bred amelanistic) develop white borders around bright red saddle marks as adults on an orange background.
Sunglow (selectively bred amelanistic) another designer albino corn that lacks the usual white speckling that often appears in most albinos, and selected for exceptionally bright ground color. The orange background surrounds dark orange saddle marks.
Bloodred (selectively bred "Diffused") Corn Snakes carry a recessive trait (known as diffused) that eliminates the ventral checkered patterns. These originated from a somewhat unicolor Jacksonville and Gainesville, Florida strain of Corn Snake. Through selective breeding, an almost solid ground color has been produced. Hatchlings have a visible pattern that can fade as they mature into a solid orange red to ash red colored snake. The earlier bloodreds tend to have large clutches of smaller than average eggs that produce hard to feed offspring, though out-crossing with amelanistic and anerythristic corns hatchlings tend to be larger with fewer feeding problems.
Crimson (hypomelanistic + Miami) are very light high contrast snakes with a light background and dark red/orange saddle marks.
Anerythristic (anerythristic A, Sometimes called black albino) are the complement to amelanism. The inherited recessive mutation of lacking erythrin (red, yellow, and orange) pigments produces a snake that is mostly black, gray and brown. When mature, many type A anerythristic Corn Snakes develop yellow on their neck regions. In 1984 a Type B anerythristic Corn Snake was caught in the wild; it is the ancestor of anerythristics missing the yellow neck regions. Similar snakes include: stonewashedócopper or light brown saddle marks; charcoal (aka muted anerythristic, Pine Island anerythristic) -- type B anerythristic, very low contrast with shades of gray on white and black background.
Anerythristic A Corn SnakeCharcoal These snakes (sometimes known as anerythristic type 'B') can lack the yellow color pigment usually found in all Corn Snakes. They are a more muted contrast compared to Anerythristics.
Caramel corns are another Rich Zuchowski engineered Corn Snake. The background is varying shades of yellow to yellow-brown. Dorsal saddle marks vary from caramel yellow to brown, and chocolate brown.
Lavender Corn Snakes contain a light pink background with darker purple gray markings and burgundy eyes or lavender gray saddle marks on an orangish background. Variation with this same genetic strain are arguably called mocha, cocoa, and chocolate.
Cinder reduced red pigment which becomes more like an anerythristic as they become adults.
Kastanie This gene was first discovered in Germany. Kastanies hatch out looking nearly anerythristic but gain some color as they mature, to eventually take on a chestnut coloration.
Hypomelanistic or rosy Corn Snakes carry a recessive trait that reduces the dark pigments causing the reds, whites, and oranges to become more vivid. Their eyes remain dark. These snakes range in appearance between amelanistic corns snakes to normals with greatly reduced melanin.
Ultra Ultra is a hypomelanistic-like gene that is an allele to the Amelanistic gene. Ultra Corn Snakes have light grey lines in place of black.
Ultramel is an intermediate appearance between ultra and amel which is the result of being heterozygous for ultra and amel at the albino locus.
Dilute is another melanin-reducing gene.
Sunkissed is a hypo-like gene which was first found in Kathy Love's colony.
Lava is an extreme hypo-like gene which was discovered by Joe Pierce and named by Jeff Mohr.
Stargazing is caused by a simple-recessive genetic defect and is considered deleterious.[6]

Pattern morphs
Motley a snake with a clear belly and an "inverted" spotting pattern. May also appear as stripes or dashes.
Stripe this morph also has a clear belly and a striping pattern. Unlike the motley the stripes will not connect, but may sometimes break up and take on a "cubed" appearance. Cubes and spots on a striped corn are the same as the saddle color on a similar normal corn, unlike motley snakes. Stripe is both allelic and recessive to motley, so breeding a striped corn and a (homozygous) motley corn will result in all motley corns, and breeding these (heterozygous) motley corn offspring will result in 3/4 motley corns, 1/4 striped corns.
Diffusion diffuses the patterning on the sides and eliminates the belly pattern. It is one component of the bloodred morph.
Sunkissed while considered a hypo-like gene, sunkissed also has other effects such as rounded saddles and unusual head patterns.

Compound morphs
There are tens of thousands of possible compound morphs. Some of the most popular are listed.

Snow (Amelanistic + Anerythristic) As hatchlings this color variation is composed of white and pink blotches. These predominantly white snakes tend to have yellow neck and throat regions when mature. Light blotches and background colors have subtle shades of beige, ivory, pink, green, or yellow.
Blizzard (Amelanistic + Anerythristic B) corns resulted from a type B anerythristic corn caught in 1984. Blizzards are a totally white snake with very little to no visible pattern.
Ghost (Hypomelanistic + Anerythristic A) Corn Snakes are a hypomelanistic anerythristic (type A) snakes. They exhibit varying shades of grays, browns, and blacks on a lighter background. These often create pastel colors in lavenders, pinks, oranges, and browns.
Phantom These are a combination of charcoal and Hypomelanistic.
Pewter (Charcoal + Diffused) are silvery lavender with very slight blotches as adults.
Butter (Amelanistic + Caramel) A two-tone yellow Corn Snake with bits of white between markings.
Amber (Hypomelanistic + Caramel) corns are a hypomelanistic caramel snake with amber markings on a brownish background.

"Opal" phase Corn SnakeGold Dust (Ultramel + Caramel) Gold dust corns often have a more golden yellow than butters mixed with the grey lines rather than white.
Plasma (Diffused + Lavander) Hatch out in varying shade of purple.
Opal (Amelanistic + Lavender) look like blizzard corns once mature with pink to purple highlights.

Intergrades
Root Beer are intergrades between a normal Corn Snake and a Great Plains Rat Snake (Emory's Rat Snake). Root Beer snakes look much like a sepia toned Corn Snake.
Creamsicle are intergrades between an albino Corn Snake and an emory's rat snake/common corn cross. These snakes bring out the yellow and downplay the reds of the Corn Snake. Most are varying shades of yellow with darker yellow to orangish blotches. Clutches are generally smaller in number but produce larger, more vigorous hatchlings. Creamsicle with less emory background and increased amelanistic corn generally have lighter backgrounds and red to orange saddles (red creamsicle).
Cinnamon is the hypomelanistic phase of the corn snake x Great Plains Rat Snake

Hybrids
Jungle corns are hybrids using the Corn Snake and California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae). These show extreme pattern variations taking markings from both parents - sometimes looking very similar to one parent or the other. Although they are hybrids of different genera, they are not sterile.

Brookestar
Fully Grown Corn

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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  12:03:13  Show Profile  Click to see Brookestar's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
we just send links to people to ians vivarium normally. many people read these and still arent sure but its probably worth a emailing kaz.
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eeji
The Morph Master

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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  19:25:30  Show Profile  Visit eeji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
meh, wikipedia doesn't have them all ;)


Forum - Guide to Cornsnake Morphs - Punnett Square Calculator - Breeder Directory
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Blackecho
The Corn Snake Admin

United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  22:43:14  Show Profile  Click to see Blackecho's MSN Messenger address  Send Blackecho a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
As above, try here: http://iansvivarium.com/cornmorphs.html

You get pics too



www.theroyalpython.co.uk/forum

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gingerpony
Queen Bee

United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  22:57:26  Show Profile  Click to see gingerpony's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
yep i swear by the morph bible that is Ian's Viv too..........

BE you not on msn babe?

cornsnakes, ratsnakes, bullsnakes, boas and day geckos

Location:Leeds/York/Selby area
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devilsmistress
Yearling

United Kingdom
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Posted - 12/08/2009 :  10:49:42  Show Profile  Click to see devilsmistress's MSN Messenger address  Send devilsmistress a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Ok no probs, Just thought it was a helpfull bit of info, but the link is better!!!
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Kazerella
The Corn Snake Admin

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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  21:33:57  Show Profile  Visit Kazerella's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's a great guide Paulasparky - Thanks for that

I did start creating a morph guide for the main site, but there's too many and I know too little to do it justice, so I gave up

Maybe we can combine? I've got some pics, you've got the knowledge



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Posted - 13/11/2009 :  18:01:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Here's Smooch the snake I just brought today. Her label said she was a 'pastel motley' but looking the guide here I think she could just be a ghost - which often create pastel colours. You might not be able to see from the photo but she is very purple/lilac in colour - which is why I couldn't resist her. I look forward to hearing what you more experienced guys think.

1.0.0 - Carolina corn - Fluffy
0.1.0 - Pastel/Ghost motley corn - Smooch
1.0.0 - Anerythristic corn - Noodle
0.1.0 - Amelanistic corn - still to be named

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eeji
The Morph Master

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Posted - 13/11/2009 :  19:01:57  Show Profile  Visit eeji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
'pastel' is just a fancy name for a ghost with lots of colouring so you can make your own mind up whether or not you'd call her pastel or not :D


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Posted - 13/11/2009 :  19:07:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you. I call her a ghost then at least people will know what I'm talking about.

1.0.0 - Carolina corn - Fluffy
0.1.0 - Pastel/Ghost motley corn - Smooch
1.0.0 - Anerythristic corn - Noodle
0.1.0 - Amelanistic corn - still to be named

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Kare
Egg

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Posted - 03/04/2010 :  21:40:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ians viv guide seems to have disappeared =(

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Blackecho
The Corn Snake Admin

United Kingdom
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Posted - 03/04/2010 :  21:47:37  Show Profile  Click to see Blackecho's MSN Messenger address  Send Blackecho a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
"Due to a catastrophic meltdown, Ians Vivarium is currently offline while a backup is loaded onto the server

Normal service will be resumed soon..."



www.theroyalpython.co.uk/forum

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eeji
The Morph Master

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Posted - 04/04/2010 :  13:40:25  Show Profile  Visit eeji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
we're back! :D


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hiper2009
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Posted - 04/04/2010 :  16:06:06  Show Profile  Click to see hiper2009's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eeji

we're back! :D



Good to hear that Ian.

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0.1.0 Cornsnake Amel Het Motley CB10 - Fire
1.0.0 Cornsnake Caramel Het Motley CB09 - Whisky
1.0.0 Cornsnake Snow Het Stripe CB07 - Romeo - R.I.P

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Kare
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Posted - 05/04/2010 :  09:30:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that, still guess at least you know you were missed =P

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