It's our second week of deals and this time they are hotter than ever! But this week it's not just about deals we're going to drop some knowledge on one of the more confusing quirks of retic genetics. Albino what? Standard recessive genes can be tricky, but it gets just darn complicated when we start talking about types of albinos in Reticulated Pythons.
We've always had the Clark Strain albinos (White, Lavender, & Purple) but these days there are so many additional options Mochino, Orange Glow, Amel, Blonde, the list goes on. Already perplexed? Don't worry we've got your cheat sheet.
We'll start with your classics the Clark Strain Albino.
White x White = White
White x Lavender= White & Lavender
White x Purple = Lavender
Lavender x Lavender = White, Lavender & Purple
Lavender x Purple = Lavender & Purple
Purple x Purple = Purple
After introduction of the Mochino and Orange Glow projects we found them to be compatible T+ versions of the classic T- Clark Strain which allows for the following breeding possibilities.
Clark Strain (White, Lavender, Purple) x Mochino = Mochino & Clark Strain
Clark Strain (White, Lavender, Purple) x Orange Glow = Orange Glow & Clark Strain
Then we have Blonde which although it looks somewhat similar to the Clark Strain compatible T+ we discussed earlier, is not compatible with any of the above Albinos. Instead it is a completely different line, but never fear it works similar to the Clark Strain when it comes to genetics. It may be helpful to think of Blonde as Purple, Rhapsody as Lavender, and Amel as White.
Amel x Amel = Amel
Amel x Blonde = Rhapsody
Amel x Rhapsody = Amel & Rhapsody
Rhapsody x Rhapsody = Amel, Rhapsody, Blonde
Rhapsody x Blonde = Rhapsody & Blonde
Blonde x Blonde = Blonde
Ok we just dipped our toe into genetics there, but how'd we do? Are you more or less confused? Hopefully it was helpful! Let us know what questions we can answer next!