An Albino boa is absent or deficient in melanin (also known as amelanistic). There are thought to be T positive and T negative albinos (Tyrosinase positive/negative), although definitive testing has yet to be completed. I currently only have the Sharp strain version of albino, which is thought to be Tyrosinase positive. The Kahl strain is thought to be a Tyrosinase negative albino. The Albino gene is a recessive gene. The boa pictured above is our male Sharp Albino het Anery, Blade.
An Anery (short for Anerythristic) boa lacks the color red throughout their body. Their bodies are usually silver and their tails are a lavender color when they are first born. As an Anery ages, their saddles and their tail usually turn brown/yellow. This is a recessive gene. The Anery pictured above is of one of our 2010 Anery babies.
The Aztec boa is a color and pattern mutation. The Potts brothers, Bob and Andrew, are responsible for discovering this morph. They bought the original male from a school teacher who had the snake as a classroom pet. It has been determined that the Aztec gene is a Co-Dominant gene.
The Blood boa is a Central American boa and it is considered a "dwarf boa" as adults only reach approximately 5 feet in length. The first Blood boa was owned by Ron St. Pierre and was found in El Salvador. Ron proved it to be a recessive gene. When they are young their color is blood red, but as they age they tend to darken up and turn a brownish color. With more selective breeding this may change however - there are many combinations yet to be done with Blood boas! The Blood boa pictured above is our Orangetail Hypo Blood possible het Anery, Diablo.
Boawoman Caramel Boa
The Boawoman Caramel boa was created by Sharon Moore of the Boastore. It has been determined that it is a recessive gene. The Boawoman Caramel boa pictured above is our Boawoman Caramel, Caram.
An Eclipse boa is the combination of the Leopard and Colombian Motley genes. The Eclipse boa was first created right here at Blumen Boas in 2012, and the picture above is of the first Eclipse.
A Ghost boa is the combination of the Anery and Hypo genes. The Ghost boa pictured above is one of our holdbacks from 2012.
A Hypo (short for Hypomelanistic) boa is a boa that has less black or brown color than a "normal" boa constrictor. There are currently 2 main "lines" of hypos - the Salmon line and the Orangetail line. It has been determined that the Hypo gene is a Co-Dominant gene. The Salmon Hypo pictured above (which is also het for Leopard) is our female, Lucille.
The Jungle boa originated in Sweden by a breeder named Lars Brandle. He had purchased the original Jungle from a zoo in Sweden. It has been determined that the Jungle gene is a Co-Dominant gene. The Jungle pictured above is our male Salmon Hypo Het Anery Jungle, Tarzan.
The Leopard boa was created in a "normal" litter of Sonoran Desert boas. The breeder that created them was Hans Winner of Germany. Hans bred these further and determined that the Leopard gene is a recessive gene. Leopard boas are also a small boa reaching only 5 feet or so at maturity. The picture above is of our Leopard, Smoke.
The Motley boa was imported in 1994. A Florida breeder named it Motley because the pattern looked like the pattern on a Motley cornsnake. Breeding Motleys together produces Super Motleys, and it has been determined that they are a Co-Dominant gene. The Motley pictured above is of our Motley het Anery, Shirley.
The Paradigm boa was first created by Mike Weitzman of Basically Boas. A Paradigm is created by breeding a Boawoman Caramel Boa with a Sharp Albino. The Paradigm Boa is actually a visual Double Het boa that carries both the Sharp Albino gene and the Boawoman Caramel gene.
When an Anery boa is bred to an Albino boa, the litter will be normal looking babies each carrying an Anery gene and an Albino gene (a.k.a. double het for Snow). When those double hets are bred to one another, there is a chance a Snow boa will be in the resulting litter. The Snow boa is a double recessive animal because it displays both the Albino and the Anery recessive genes. For more breeding information and results click here. The picture above is of our Sharp Snow boa (the first created in the world by using the Sharp strain of Albino), Whitesnake.
The Snowglow boa is the combination of the Sharp Albino, Anery, and Hypo genes. The boa created when using the Kahl strain of albino is called the Moonglow boa.
The Sunglow boa is the combination of the Albino and Hypo genes.