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Kenyan sand boa - color morphs


Just like many other snake species, Kenyan sand boas come in a variety of colors. These are a result of genetic mutations, which lead to the snakes not producing certain pigments. Snakes which don't produce black pigment will become paler - which we all know as albino, while some will have only black and will be anerythristic.

 Kenyan sand boa morphs
Photo by Roy Stockwell

The main Kenyan sand boa types are: normal, albino, anerythiristic, amelanistic, snow, albino, and paradox. You can see the anery, snow and albino in the photo below.

 Kenyan sand boa morphs
Photo by Roy Stockwell

Below, amely and anery Kenyan sand boas (amelanistic and anerythristic)

 Kenyan sand boa morphs
Photo by Roy Stockwell

There are also some morphs which will display all the traits of one of the main types while showing some irregularities. These are called 'paradox'. Below are some paradox albino Kenyan sand boas - they are basically regular albino looking snakes with black random blotches.

 Kenyan sand boa morphs
Photo by Roy Stockwell



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