Define Hypo

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    womas4me Very Well-Known Member

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    Can someone please define what constitutes a hypo?

    Thanks, Jim
     
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    A snake/reptile that has a lack of black colouration. Basically albino with out the red eyes (I think someone correct me if im wrong).
     
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    The reptile can still have some black on it - it's just visibly reduced
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    sorted.
     
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    umm sort of hard to tell from the pic would need a close up but it just basically means lack of black pigment (colouration) . So very few black scales.
     
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    heres a hypo bredli (soz cant remember whos pic this was)

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    hypo definition

    now compare the last pic to a normal bredli (hope this helps and soz bout the quality of the second pic)

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    Thanks. I'm really looking for ways to develop the red coloration in this line. I realise the basics, keep the best offspring and put to him again when they grow, but the genetics of it i have no idea.
    These reds just have me stumped. They lack without exception so far orange eyes, which every other stimsons i have which isnt red has got. And the red colouring and lack of orange eyes so far has only been on males.
    Any ideas??
     
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    Those stimsons are definitely hypomelanistic...i'd say there's so much yet to be found out and discovered yet in WA.Have there been any albino stimsons caught at all?
     
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    Not that i'm aware of. Potentially piebald i've heard, but yet to be proven as an inheritable trait as far as i know.

    I have some freaks, also yet to be proven as inheritable traits though
     
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    Nice snake womas, do they change with age?, do you have adults that colour?, do other colours occur in the same area? sorry bout all the questions but i just think it is a stunning snake, probably the best stimsons i have seen.
     
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    Got anything as freaky as this??.... :shock:

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    :lol: - sorry i had to post it
     
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    Best i have seen also pike1. These guys have all come from the same area, give or take a few km's, females from that area are not red so far.
    The one above is adult and I am hoping he will do the deed this year.
    I'd say his colours will stay good as i would say he is over 3-4 years old, but being WC i cant be sure
     
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    Yep, this is my hypo(chloric) hobbler gobbler.

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    womas, its only hypomelanistic if its suppose to have black in it, which i dont think it is.The Stimsons there dont usually have black so i dont think it is hypomelanistic. Still an outstanding colour though.
     
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    Damn Hobbler Gobblers!!! Always popping up where they are not wanted!!
     
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    imagin that latching onto ur a$$ while ur on the can......... lol
     
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    My thoughts also pike1. I do have some very dark ones but not black, so saying they quite often have black spots through their blotching.
     
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    id be more worried about it grabbing something else :shock:
     
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