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Old 09-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
Hypo boa genetics?

I have recentally gotten a hypo boa, could someone please explain the genetics to me? if i breed it to a normal wil i get half hypos? or will i get all normals het hypo?
Old 09-03-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
There is no 'het hypo'. Hypo is co-dom (or incomplete dom) and some of the babies will be hypo, others will be normal.
Old 09-04-2006, 02:25 AM   #3
het. hypo

Codominant - a gene that causes the homozygous form to look different than the wild-type and the heterozygous form to have traits of both.

When people say Double Het. sunglow, this is actually a correct term. This term describes an animal that is visibly a hypo. and not visibly albino.

Simple recessive traits must have two identical alleles of the same gene for that trait to be visible.

Co dominants can have two different alleles of the same gene and be a visible morph.

The terms homozygous and heterozygous can be applied to simple recessive, co dominant, and even dominant traits.

Lost ya yet?? This might do it. The hypo. trait in boas is now considered "incomplete dominant".

Old 09-04-2006, 05:40 AM   #4
If you breed it to a normal and assuming you have a het hypo, you'll get 50% heterozygous hypo's, and 50% normal.

If your boa is a super (homozygous) hypo you'll have 100% het hypos.

this recent thread: http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...t=85833&page=1 has some of the most detailed info I've yet seen relating to hypomelanism in boas.

- damian

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