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Reptile Genetics 101 For Breeding Snakes Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptile Genetics 101 For Breeding Snakes Reptiles & Amphibians

Introduction To Reptile Genetics





Reptile Genetics 101

Reptile Genetics 101 For Breeding Snakes Reptiles & Amphibians

Whether you are a reptile collector, a hobbyist breeder or a large commercial breeder, having at least a basic understanding of reptile genetics is very important. This is especially important if you are a reptile breeder and you are interested in producing animals with different color and pattern mutations and "morphs". On the following pages we will explain the most basic fundamentals of reptile genetics as they apply to reptile breeding. For the sake of simplicity, we will use examples related to snakes in particular and even more specifically - Ball Pythons to illustrate these principals. Though our examples of reptile genetics will be specifically related to snakes, these same genetic principals apply to all species of reptiles and amphibians.

Ball Python Morph Photos

Reptile Genetics Ball Python Photo
Reptile Genetics Ball Python Morph Photo
Reptile Genetics Ball Python Morph Photo
Reptile Genetics Ball Python Morph Photo

Reptile Genetics Ball Python Morph Photo
Reptile Genetics Ball Python Morph Photo
Reptile Genetics Ball Python Morph Photo
Reptile Genetics Ball Python Morph Photo


Within These Pages:

  • Introduction To Reptile Genetics
  • Common Reptile Genetics Terminology & Definitions
  • Recessive, Dominant & Co-dominant Genes
  • The Punnett Square & The Probability Of Inheritance
  • Breeding Recessive Gene Reptiles To Normal Reptiles
  • Breeding Homozygous Reptiles To Heterozygous Reptiles
  • Breeding Homozygous Reptiles to other Homozygous Reptiles (with the same genes)
  • Breeding Homozygous Reptiles To Other Homozygous Reptiles (with 2 different genes)
  • Breeding Dominant Gene Reptiles To Co-dominant Gene Reptiles
  • Breeding Co-dominant Gene Reptiles To Other Codominat Gene Reptiles (with the same genes)
  • Breeding Super Codomiant Reptiles To normal Reptiles
  • Breeding Super Co-dominant Gene Reptiles To Co-dominant Gene Reptiles (with the same base genes)
  • Conclusion & Open, Interactive Discussion

To gain the best understanding of how reptile genetics work in relation to breeding and get a firm understanding of how these principals are applied in actual practice, we strongly recommend starting on section 1 and following each section in order. This will give you some very clear insight, as we show you how genetics build in complexity as we go. Please note that there is much more to genetics than what will be covered here and we encourage readers to continue furthering their knowledge and understanding of reptile genetics. Our goal here is to cut through a lot of the much more advanced scientific specifics of genetics and target the aspects, which are most relevant and important to selective breeding specifically. Enjoy!


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Good article!

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Definitely everything you need to know about snakes right here......ths site is amazing!

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