First Produced By: NERD
Aliases: Caramel, Tyrosinase-positive (T+) Albino, Axanthic Albino
Issues: Kinking, Fertility Issues, Photophobia
First Produced In: 1996
Last Updated: 2023-01-27
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The Caramel Albino is a recessive mutation founded by New England Reptile Distributors in 1996.
Caramel Albinos are prone to kinking.
Female Caramel Albinos show a high rate of infertility and other fertility issues.
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.
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The head of a Caramel Albino Ball Python is usually bright tanned orange crowned by faded coloration and a slight headstamp, if any.
The body of the Caramel Albino Ball Python has a wobbly pattern that lacks black pigmentation, which is replaced with orange or dark yellow.
The tail of the Caramel Albino Ball Python usually carries the same coloration as the rest of the body.
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The Ultramel color morph has two alleles. We (BPGP) 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. 
However, the two morphs have been paired together on numerous occasions and ended up generating doiuble hets. Further, the double hets have been bred together numerous times to produce a double visuals (Camarillo)