Caramel Albino

First Produced By: NERD

Aliases: Caramel, Tyrosinase-positive (T+) Albino, Axanthic Albino

Issues: Kinking, Fertility Issues, Photophobia

First Produced In: 1996

Availability: Higher

Last Updated: 2022-07-13

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About

The Caramel Albino is a recessive mutation founded by New England Reptile Distributors in 1996.

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Issues

Kinking

Caramel Albinos are prone to kinking.

Female Sub-fertility

Female Caramel Albinos show a high rate of infertility and other fertility issues.

Photophobia

While the word photophobia literally translates to a "fear of light”. Its not actually that you are scared of light, but instead, are incredibly sensitive to it. Animals with albinism experience photophobia due to the lack of pigment in the iris, which does not allow the eyes to filter out light.

History

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Appearance

Head

The head of a Caramel Albino Ball Python is usually bright tanned orange crowned by faded coloration and a slight headstamp, if any.

Body

The body of the Caramel Albino Ball Python has a wobbly pattern that lacks black pigmentation, which is replaced with orange or dark yellow.

Tail

The tail of the Caramel Albino Ball Python usually carries the same coloration as the rest of the body.

Proven Lines

Bell Line
Crider Line
Ralph Davis line
Upscale Line

Related Traits

Ultramel

The Ultramel color morph has two alleles. We hypothesize that one of these alleles may represent the morph originally described as Caramel Albino. Caramel Albino animals look similar to Ultramels, and we hypothesize that the two morphs are allelic. We suspect that some animals described as Ultramels are actually Caramel Albinos. [1]

Combos

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Relative Availability