Amelanistic (albino) Striped Corn SnakeThe striped variation presents with the saddles being reduced to stripes extending the entire length of the snake. The side blotches are also joined to form stripes down the side of the snake. There is no pattern on the belly of the snake. This variation is being bred in the different colour morphs as well.
Standard Striped Corn SnakeThe background colouration and colour of the stripes differs from specimen to specimen. Usually, the snakes with this colour and pattern variation, present with a yellowish orange background colour with dark orange to brown stripes.
Motley Corn SnakeThe motley mutation is very attractive, with the dorsal saddles being joined,and there are no side markings, and no black checks on the snake's belly. Each individual snake has a different background colouration, as with the standard pattern.
|The extent to which the saddles are joined along the length of the snake also varies from snake to snake.|
|Corn snakes with the "motley phase" patterning are also being bred in the different colour morphs like ghost,anerythristic and amelanistic (albino).|
Motley Ghost Corn SnakeThis mutation is peculiar because the snake is partly albino and partly normal. Once again, there is a diverse variation in colour. Ghost corns have a silver-grey background colour with brownish-orange saddles, and have black eyes. The ghost corn is the product of a hypomelanistic corn mating with an anerythristic corn.
Snow Ghost Corn SnakeThese were bred from the J-line of ghost corn snakes, motley ghost x ghost, and only two eggs hatched, both initially looking like snow corns, but as they grew, they developed a pinky-red colouration in the saddles. This picture doesn't show the exact colouration, but it is an interesting looking snake - I haven't even seen these overseas, so best book if you want!
Stone Washed Corn SnakeThis strange variation was bred from a snow corn male and hypomelanistic female. The litter comprised of snow corns, silver corns, sunglow albino corns, candy cane corns, normal corns and then two were this strange mutation.
|I had seen them on other sites, and when I saw them,I kept them back. These snakes show a light grey background colour and darker grey saddles and blotches with dark eyes. They are stunning as adults!!! The Snakes Alive !!! "stonewashed corn" is also called "silver ghost corn" by a few other knowledgable and reputable breeders.|
Hypomelanistic CornHypomelanistic corn snakes have a reduced/absent black pigment in its colouration and so the snake presents with a pale background colour with darker brick red to brown saddles. These snakes make stunning specimens to look at in a collection.
Sunglow Corn SnakeThis colour morph is stunning to look at! This snake presents with a bright orange background colouration with red saddles along the back and blotches along the side of the snake. There is no white between the orange and red. This snake has a white belly and pink/red eyes.
|Juveniles of this colour morph are a little different to your average amelanistic hatchling - the juveniles of this colour morph have bright orange to red saddles and the background colouration is pale with speckling of bright orange between the saddles.|
Anerythristic / Silver Corn SnakeThe anerythristic blood line orignates from a wild caught specimen that was bred and cross bred with normal corn snakes. Anerythristic corns are divided into two types, namely Type A and Type B. Type A is the most common and is commonly referred to as a Silver Corn. Type B is commonly referred to as a Charcoal Corn. Type A anerythristic corns present with a light grey background colour with black saddles and blotches. Type A also develops a yellow colouration around the neck region. Type B presents with a light grey background colour with brown saddles and the yellow is absent around the neck region.
Anerythristic Motley Corn SnakeQuite the stunner! This colour and pattern variation go well together. Something different for your collection.
Anerythristic/Silver Corn & "pink blotched" Snow Corn SnakesThe snow colour morph is the albino version of the anerythristic colour morph. The snow morph presents with three colour phases, namely, pink blotched, yellow blotched and green blotched
Normal & "yellow blotched" Snow Corn SnakesThe juveniles show the same colouration and patterning as the adults except for the green, pink or yellow blotches which develop as the snake matures.
Amelanistic & Snow Corn SnakesAmelanistic corn snakes in general present with a pale white to bright orange background colour with bright orange to red saddles with varying amounts of white in between. There are many different colour phases within the amelanistic variation, like reverse okeetee, sun-glow, fluorescent orange...
Striped Snow Corn SnakeNo, this is not a blizzard, it is a striped snow - the stripe can only be seen in juveniles. This is a stunning snake, solid white with a yellow belly and pink eyes.
Fluorescent Orange Corn SnakeThis colour morph presents with a bright orange background colour with bright red saddles with a white rim around the saddles. These specimens are very striking to the eye and a pleasure to look at.
Reverse Okeetee Corn SnakeThis colour morph is very attractive, presenting with a pale pinkish white bakground colour with bright red saddles with a thick white rim around the saddles and blotches.
|Some specimens are more attractive than others. The white rim around the red saddle, seems to be thicker toward the tail in most specimens. The constrast between bright orange, white and red is very striking to the eye.|
Blood & Standard Corn SnakesThe blood corn snake is often referred to as a tomato corn due to the bright red colour it presents with.
|The blood corn presents with a bright red background colour which darkens as the snake matures. The snake also loses its blotches as it matures until it is solid dark red as an adult with no or just fine markings of where the saddles would be.|
|Juveniles present with a grey head, pale background colour and brown saddles which change into red as the snake matures. Blood corn snakes also have no markings on the belly. The "blood" blood line is a very weak genetic trait and due to this, not many males are fertile and when they are, they only produce few offspring.|
Miami Corn SnakeThe "miami phase" originates from a bloodline of corn snakes collected in Miami. They present with a light to dark grey background colour with orange to red saddles with very little or no black edging around the saddles. The contrast between the grey background colour and orange or red saddles is very attractive to look at.
|The "candy-cane" colour morph is the albino version of the miami corn snake.|
|The "candy cane" colour morph is characterised by a pale pink to white background colouration with bright red saddles with little or no orange. Ofcourse this is very difficult to achieve, but through selective breeding, some specimens have come close to the ideal specimen.|
|Juvenile candy canes present with a light pink to white background colouration with bright red saddles and a thin or no border around the red saddles. The reds darken as the specimen grows and the oranges only appear on the snake at around a year of age.|
|The candy cane strain from Snakes Alive !!! is always being worked on to produce the perfect specimen, but all the offspring are beautiful and different in their own way. We have found, that as our specimens grow into adulthood, they tend to have a section stretching a short distance from the head down,that is quite dark orange to red which fades into pale pink or white from about 1/3 down the length of the snake (as in the first picture on candy cane stain).|
|A few new bloodline have been introduced into the stock that produces the candy cane strain, and we are producing lighter specimens every year, on our journey to produce the ultimate white snake with red saddles.|
|The creamsicle morph is a hybrid of an Amelanistic Great Plains Rat Snake, crossed with an Amelanistic Corn Snake. The product is a stunning rat snake! The creamsicle morph is characterised by bright shades of yellow and orange colours.|
|The creamsicle morph presents typically with a bright yellow background colouration with darker yellow to orange saddles. Juveniles are generally quite large due to the influence of the great plains genetics.|
|The Snakes Alive !!! "dark phase" ghost corns look very similar to silver corns as new born hatchlings, the only difference being that the ghost corns have dark chocolate brown saddles on a grey background and the silver corns have black saddles on a grey background.|
|As adults, the "dark phase" ghost corn looks very different to the silver corn. As the hatchlings grow, the ghost corns develop brown saddles on a grey background from the head backward for about 1/3 of the length of the snake. The remaining 2/3 of the length presents with dark grey saddles on a grey background colour.|
|Ghost corns are produced by mating a hypomelanistic corn with an anerythristic corn. The ghost corns are only produced once you mate two siblings of the above cross.|
|Both the above picture and this one show the chocolate brown saddles on the light grey background colour, seen in juveniles of this morph.|
|Picture of a head of a "dark phase" ghost corn. Notice the chocolate colouration of the arrow marking on the head.|
|The "harvest" corn snake. This snake is stunning! It is produced by mating a sunglow corn snake with a creamsicle corn. Th product is a stunning snake with a bright orange background colour with bright red saddles.|
|The flourescent orange corn presents with a bright orange background colour with bright red saddles with quite a thick white rim around the saddles and blotches on the sides. The combination of orange, red and white makes this snake quite stunning.|
|Picture of a newly hatched stonewashed corn. As a juvenile, this snake presents with a light grey background colour with light creamy brown saddles.|
|The light creamy brown saddles develop into fairly dark grey saddles as the snake matures. The background colouration stay light grey. The adult product presents with grey saddles on a light grey background colour.|
|This snow is showing a genetic trait that I thought should be shared. it is called frosting. You see it in the saddles in the stonewashed, you see it in the dark ghosts and you may also see it in snow corns. The presence of the hypomelanistic gene is what causes the frosted look. Frosted saddles mean that they have a darker border and a lighter centre or in the case of the snow, a solid white saddle with a thin clear border.|
|Picture of a newly hatched hypomelanistic corn. Hypo juveniles typically present with a tan background colour with brick red saddles and blotches with no trace of black around the saddles or blotches. This morph is very attractive and is also used in selective breeding to produce a few colour morphs.|
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