Type: Incomplete Dominant
First Produced By: Don Soderberg
Aliases: Palm Leucistic
Issues: Possible Bug Eyes in Males
First Produced In: 2012
Last Updated: 2023-07-30
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The first specimen was caught in 2008. The first visual babies were hatched in 2012. Palmetto corns have a primarily solid white body with flecks of orange, red, and gray.
Palmetto has been determined to be an incomplete dominant trait, which means that het Palmettos have a slightly different appearance than normal corns. They tend to have a hypo-like appearance.
Like many leucistic morphs, some Palmetto corns hatch with enlarged eyes, known as bug eyes. Bug eyes do not seem to be detrimental to the snake, but it is recommended not to breed ones that have them. So far, evidence suggests that bug eyes only happen to males.
Don Soderberg acquired the first Palmetto, a wild-caught male in 2008.
The head of a Palmetto corn is devoid of the typical corn snake head pattern. Often Palmettos will have a large patch of color on the head, but not always. There may be small flecks of color, or the head may be solid white. The eyes are either blue or slate gray, sometimes with flecks of orange or red, with a black iris.
The body of a Palmetto corn is solid white with varying amounts of color flecks in red, orange, and gray. Some Palmettos have large patches of color. Hatchling Palmettos are pink with very faint spots of color. As they age, they become more white and their color flecks intensify.
The tail of a Palmetto corn snake will be the same as the body, with random flecks of color.
No known proven lines
No known related traits