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Old 18-05-2010, 04:29 PM
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Does anyone know if het axanthics show any signs that they are hets, like pied?

I have a male het axanthic who is slightly loosing his brown/yellow pigment. It seems to be getting lighter, white and pale silver in places. He has just shed and I have noticed a small patch (6-7ish scales size) on the back of his neck.

Don't know if you can see it in this pic, top of his neck.



Also is it possible for a snake to change its colour from normal fading to axanthic colours over time??

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Old 18-05-2010, 05:17 PM
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Sure its not a bit of retained shed?
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Old 18-05-2010, 05:21 PM
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Sure its not a bit of retained shed?

Was just going to post that it looks like retained shed .
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Old 18-05-2010, 05:26 PM
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Na I did check that as soon as I saw it. Just seems a little strange how it just appeared?
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Old 18-05-2010, 05:34 PM
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I think even with het pied markers its just a kinda guess as I've seen normal with better het pied markers than the het pieds themselves!! If it was that easy it would elminate the "poss het xxx" as you could tell what was het or not. Thats the thing with hets there's not really any visual marker to show you. Well thats what I was lead to believe when it came to het for a recessive gene
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Old 18-05-2010, 06:14 PM
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Hmmm i'll have to keep a record of any changes with pics and see if he gets any more silver or major fading.
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Old 19-05-2010, 12:36 AM
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Re: your photo...
looks like a skin abrasion to me, where some of the pigment has been scraped off

het pieds dont have any guaranteed markers
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Old 19-05-2010, 01:12 PM
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looks like a skin abrasion to me, where some of the pigment has been scraped off

het pieds dont have any guaranteed markers

Was hoping you'd show up and let me know lol..... so will it just brown back over in time or do I need to do anything about it?

also is it possible for a snake to change its colouration that drastically?

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Was hoping you'd show up and let me know lol..... so will it just brown back over in time or do I need to do anything about it?

also is it possible for a snake to change its colouration that drastically?

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Absolutely it's possible for a snake to change colouration drastically.

Toffee balls start out looking like oddly patterned high-contrast albinos - but they don't look anything like standard albinos at adulthood!

Axanthic royals start out wonderfully silvery and black... and tend to brown out as they grow. I've seen photos of adult axanthics that looked almost-normal.

And I have a Colombian rainbow boa who has a solid black stripe on her white belly... as a result of a burn. It's just healed with black pigmentation.
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Old 19-05-2010, 01:56 PM
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Absolutely it's possible for a snake to change colouration drastically.

Toffee balls start out looking like oddly patterned high-contrast albinos - but they don't look anything like standard albinos at adulthood!

Axanthic royals start out wonderfully silvery and black... and tend to brown out as they grow. I've seen photos of adult axanthics that looked almost-normal.

And I have a Colombian rainbow boa who has a solid black stripe on her white belly... as a result of a burn. It's just healed with black pigmentation.
So does that mean that if it's not an abrasion and that he could be slightly changing his colouration?

The only thing that made me think he could be changing if that he seems to be getting a lot lighter in places slowly.

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