Quality Colubrids
Madison, Wisconsin

Red Ratsnake

Pantherophis guttatus



Amelanistic. The classic albino
corn. No black pigment with an
endless variety of red, yellow,
and orange.




Amber. Increased yellow, no red,
and hypomelanism combine to create
a snake with a soft, yellow glow,
that looks like it's been dipped
in caramel.



Abbott's Oketee. A special line
of normal colored corns, bred for
bright orange color, red saddles,
and sharp black detailing.




Hypomelanistic. Reduced black
pigment results in a normal-colored
snake with bright, rich colors.





Snow. A combination of amelanism, and
anerystic, resulting in a pink eyed,
white snake with no red or black. Most
snow corns develop some yellow highlights
along their neck at about 18 months of age.



Creamsickle. A hybrid cross between a
amelanistic red ratsnake and a great plains
ratsnake. This produces a pleasant, orange on
orange appearance that appears to have been
dipped in cream.

The Corn Snake is the “domestic dog” of the snake kingdom. It has been kept in captivity for decades, and much research has been done on its genetics. The Corn Snake’s color consists of 3 different genes working together, coding for production of different pigments. Melanin (Black), Erythrin (Red), and Xanthin (Yellow). Many different morphs have been produced exhibiting more or less of the different colors, plus patterns, such as Motley (a chain like pattern), and Striped. Some morphs are a combination of 2 or 3 genes working together. There is literally a design and color for everybody. The Corn Snake is a member of the American Ratsnake genus. It is a medium sized snake 30-48 in. Native to the southeastern United States, these snakes are superior pets, possessing great appetites, and docile dispositions. I offer the following morphs:

Amelanistic: These snakes lack melanin(black pigment). They are red and yellow snakes with pink eyes. My breeding stock originates from Don Soderberg of South Mountain Reptiles.

Amber: This morph is the result of 2 genes working together. These snakes are hyperxanthic (more yellow pigment) and hypomelanistic (reduced black pigment). All Cornsnakes take 18-24 months for their yellow pigment to develop fully, so hatchlings will not appear as yellow as the adults. My breeding stock originates from Don Soderberg of South Mountain Reptiles.

Abbott’s Oketee: These are normally colored Corns selectively bred for spectacular color and crisp, black highlights around the blotches. You really can’t beat the original. As before, the yellow color develops later, so these Corns turn a brilliant orange as they mature. My breeding stock originates from Don Soderberg of South Mountain Reptiles.

Hypomelanistic: These corns have reduced black pigment, resulting in a “bright”, colorful snake. My breeding stock for this particular morph is generic in origin.

Snow: This morph is the result of 2 genes working together. Amelanistic (no black pigment), and Anerysthic A, (no red pigment). These pink-eyed beauties are a mostly solid white, with some yellow highlights often developing along the snakes neck as they mature. My breeding stock for this morph is generic in origin.

Creamsickle: This morph is a hybrid cross between an albino Corn (Pantherophis guttatus) and the Great Plains Ratsnake (Pantherophis emoryi). This cross creates a snake with a pleasant “frosted”, orange on orange appearance. My breeding stock is of generic origin.




           

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