Sunglow Boa

Latin Name:

Boa constrictor imperator




dominant / recessive



Sunglows are hypomelanistic albino boas. What sounds very curious makes sense at the end. Hypo boas have a reduced black pigmentation which is completely lacking in albinos. The hypo genetic not only decrease the black-allotment, peculiar it's brighten up every colour and causes that the colours become clearer and more brilliant. Hence the pattern of the sunglow exhibit a clear intensively red and also the verges of the blotches on their backs are far cleaner and sharper defined as by the normal albino boas. Altogether the look is fundamental more colourful and also the blotches are in most cases much smaller.


Apart from the brilliant look these animals offer lots of potential genetically spoken. If you breed a sunglow to a normal boa for example, 50% of the offspring are hypos het. for albino (double het. for sunglow) all the rest
50 % are normal boa's het. for albino.

If you cross a sunglow with a third mutation it becomes even more interesting.

For example:
sunglow x anery = 50% double het snow and 50% triple het moonglow (hypos het albino and het anery)