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Old 12-04-20, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Corn snake morph identification

Hello there! I am happily observing the growth of Shenron, my young corn snake. I've been trying to look up his morph, as I got him from a pet store, but I must say that it seems kind of unique. Perhaps one of you guys could help me out? Shenron looks a bit like an Okeetee, but that pretty grey head of his is throwing me off.
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Old 12-09-20, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Corn snake morph identification

The snake is not an okeetee. Okeetees have very thick black borders on their saddles and that snake has very thin black borders.

The head color and pattern looks like Masque to me. What does the snake's belly pattern look like?
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The snake is not an okeetee. Okeetees have very thick black borders on their saddles and that snake has very thin black borders.

The head color and pattern looks like Masque to me. What does the snake's belly pattern look like?



This is a shot of his belly. Sorry for the quality, little guy's still squirmy as heck.


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Old 12-12-20, 01:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, so the belly pattern on a normal is black. You have a red belly pattern. The snake is probably a variety of hypo (hypo melanistic). The red color can also be an indicator of the snake being heterozygous for a couple different genes. The gaps between the belly checkers are common in masques. So, hypo masque is a reasonable guess but you'd need to breed with a couple snakes with known genetics to be sure.
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Re: Corn snake morph identification

It's a very pretty corn snake regardless
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Re: Corn snake morph identification

Thank you both very much! That helps a lot. So I was right that Shenron was special! Yes, I too think that he's very pretty (wait, don't all owners say that about their snakes?)
Anyway, I'll try to post more pictures of him when he grows a little. Thanks!
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