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Q: BCIs is changing colour..
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Ratman

In Relation To:

Kaa [BCI05]
Kaa was a relatively light color when young. Now turning a rosy pink color! Is this common in BCIs?
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Points: 100
Topics: Skin , Genetics
Tags: Bci, Color, Genetics, Morph
Species: Boas > Large Boas > Boa constrictor imperator
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Accepted Answer 12/3/2017 11:28:58 PM

Elexus H

pinks developing as they age is common. In fact, RC Pastel was made by selectively breeding for increasing amounts of pink on the snake. Are you sure you snake is just a normal BCI and not a pastel or something similar? the saddle color looks different than a normal BCI

 
Assisted Answer 12/4/2017 4:58:29 PM

AbsoluteApril

Yes, normal for pinks, yellows and tans to increase as they age. Beautiful boa! I'd assume by the look it has a heavy central american Bi (BCi) influence. It does appear part of normal variation to me.

 
Author Comment 12/4/2017 7:22:42 PM

Ratman
I don't have any idea regarding its origin or parentage. I bought 3 as neonates, I don't even know if they were from the same clutch. This ones saddles are all rounded. The other two have a few "widows peaks" implying to me that there was some Bcc somewhere down the line.
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