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Q: Cornsnake Genetics? (Okeetee x Hypo Bloodred)
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Ok, So In the next few years I want to begin breeding Corn snakes as a hobby and pastime. I love the species and have done a lot of reading and research on Brumation, Ovulation, proper feeding, Gravid females, etc. My Question simply lies in the Genetics which can be extremely difficult to begin with. I have a Hypo Bloodred Female and an Okeetee male. I know his Genotype is normal, but I am curious if anyone knows a good place to look up these lineages or if anyone knows what the youngs genes will be. I think most will be a normal okeetee het for hypo and bloodred but would love an experienced breeders opinion and suggestions! Thanks a million!

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Points: 150
Topics: Egg Laying , Incubation , Genetics
Tags: Bloodred, Diffused, Elaphe, Genetics, Guttata, Hypo, Okeetee
Species: Other Colubrids > Other Colubrids > Elaphe guttata guttata
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Assisted Answer 1/24/2010 10:06:25 PM


Go to that site. It will do all the work for you.
Member Comment 1/24/2010 10:52:53 PM

Ditto, Kathy Love is an awesome source too, just call her up (lol)
Member Comment 1/25/2010 2:12:50 AM

the offspring might have an okeetee appearance but to my understanding they will not be true okeetees, because that is a locality, in order to make more both parents have to be pure okeetees...
Assisted Answer 1/25/2010 7:58:56 AM


this website is kathy and bill loves they were most helpful with me on the genitic questions i had when my corns bred a couple of  back in 07 :) she also had a really good link on here website for genitics too. 
Accepted Answer 1/25/2010 9:09:16 AM

Most Okeetees you see these days are line bred, not really locality specific.  Okeetee is not a specific mutation like bloodred or amelanistic.  I believe that if you bred an Okeetee with a bloodred all the babies would be het bloodred and some would have Okeetee traits.  Some would be normal but het Okeetee.  If you bred a bloodred to a bloodred then all the babies would be blood red.  If you bred your Okeetee to another Okeetee, then most of the babies would probably look Okeeteeish.
Member Comment 1/25/2010 9:19:53 AM

For real, John? Het okeetee?
Assisted Answer 1/25/2010 9:26:18 AM

Ooops, I didn't mean Het Okeetee.  I'm stilll sleepy.  I meant normal but het bloodred.
Member Comment 1/25/2010 9:26:36 AM

Someone get me a cup of coffee!
Member Comment 1/25/2010 9:27:14 AM

No such thing as a het Okeetee.  BUT, if ya wanna breed Okeetees, its a good excuse to buy another Okeetee corn!
Member Comment 1/25/2010 9:27:44 AM

Ill get you a swift kick in arse for saying such silly things!
Author Comment 1/25/2010 11:19:53 AM

haha, it's ok john, I know the Okeetee is just a normal corn from a specific region and I also know the characteristics of a true Abbotts Okeetee is different from the watered down lineage people sell now as okeetee. I was just curious in the breeding and genetics. I agree though, I figure the babies will be mostly okeetee like het. for bloodred. I would love to breed just bloodreds, unfortunetaly until I have a place of my own my snake purchases are at a minimum. It may be a few years before I can begin any breeding. Is it bad to keep a male and female together if they have been brought up together??
Member Comment 1/25/2010 11:21:14 AM

Yes. Unwanted breeding will occur.
Member Comment 1/25/2010 11:26:29 AM

Yes, what Nate said.

I would imagine that Nate is an expert at "unwanted breeding".  LOL
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