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Cultivar: Candycane
Other trade names and abbreviations: Candy
Genotype: aa aa
Eyes: Light red, orange, or pink with pink pupils.
Ventrals: Normal checkerboard pattern remains, only the pattern is in varying shades of off-white and yellow.


History: Candycanes are selectively bred Amelanistic Cornsnakes from the Miami phase lines. Develped by Glen Slemmer and later perfected by Kevin Enge by crossing adults that exhibited little contrast beteeen the ground colour and blotches. Some lines of Candycane are not pure Cornsnake and have been developed by using Great Plains Ratsnakes to get the desired effect.

Appearance: Either red or Orange saddles on a white background with very thin or no borders to the blotches. Some Candycane lines develop a little orange in the background as they mature. Candycanes are often refered to as Red or Orange, this is a description of the blotches, in all Candycanes the ideal is to have a clean white background regardless of blotch colour.

Notes: Amelanism shares the same locus with the Ultra hypo spot, therefore Ultra hypo acts co-dominantly with amelanism; a snake with one of each genes is refered to as an Ultramel.

Other Selectivly bred Amelanistic Corns include: Reverse Okeetee,Sunglow and Flourescent Orange.
Common morph combinations are: Snow,Butter, Opal, Blizzard, and Fire.

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