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Cultivar: Amelanistic Motley (Homozygous Amelanistic & Motley)
Genotype: aa.aa , mm.mm
Eyes: Light Red, Orange, or Pink with Pink pupils.
Ventrals: White unpatterned ventral scales as hatchlings, adults may develop some mottled colouration especially towards the tail.

 

History: We believe that Dr Bern Betchel was the first to produce this cultivar.

Appearance: The Motley trait effects the dorsal saddles, and is quiet variable in it's appearance. The saddles may be joined by striping or become elongated and stretch down the sides of the snake or a mixture of the two. The side blotches are also effected and most often absent or they are taken up with the extended dorsal blotches as they stretch down the sides. The overall colour of Amelanistic Motleys is of various shades of orange, red, yellow and white.

Notes: Recently it has been noted that some lines of Motley have some slight checkerboard on their ventrals. Kathy Love in her Comprehensive Owners Guide - Cornsnake Book says about 5% checkerboard may be present but also writes that this is on the increase

The Motley & Stripe genes share the same locus, although Motley is dominant to Stripe. If you were to breed a Motley to a Stripe the resulting hatchlings appearance would be that of a Motley but they would be carrying the Stripe gene, these are known by the marketing name of Motley Stripe.

Other selectively Bred Amelanistic Motley Morphs: Amelanistic Banded, Amelanistic Hurricane, Sunglow Motley

Varieties and other morph combinations: Snow Motley, Butter Motley, Ultramel Motley, GoldDust Motley


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