First Produced By: Frank Schaub

Aliases: Chestnut, Copper, Java

Issues: N/A

First Produced In: Unknown

Availability: Lower

Last Updated: 2021-12-20

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Kastanie is a recessive mutation.

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German for “chestnut”, Kastanie (pronounced kas’taːni̯ə) was first discovered by Frank Schaub from wild caught corn snakes he purchased from a Florida reptile dealer. Don Soderberg was also working with a morph called Rosy Blood around the same time, and with breeding trials, it was discovered that Rosy Bloods were the same as Kastanie Bloodreds.

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The head of a Kastanie corn snake will be a deeper color than the body, usually a deep red or reddish orange. The eyes will have a black pupil and the irises will typically match the saddle color, either brown, dark orange, or dark red.


The deep, rich color on the head and neck slowly fade out towards the tail. Colors on the body may be red, orange, brown, or sometimes even slightly peachy. White flecking may be present at maturity; most commonly seen in Mandarins (Amel Kastanies). Typical corn snake saddles will be present, but the colors are usually low contrast and the whole snake may have a reddish wash, further muddying the normally crisp and distinct saddles of a normal corn.

Hatchlings look somewhat unremarkable, nearly like normals or aneries at hatching, and then slowly gaining some brown, orange, and peach tones at the head and neck.


Kastanies have typical checker placement. They may have orange or red bleeding into the checkers.


The tail will follow the same pattern and color as the body. The intensity of the red or orange will be greatly reduced by the time it reaches the tail.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines

Related Traits

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  • Mandarin (Amelanistic Kastanie)
  • Persimmon (Kastanie Lava)
  • Rosy Bloodred (Diffused Kastanie)

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