Das Ultra Gen

Es gab schon länger den Verdacht, das Ultramels ( Ultra + Amelanistic ) nicht reine Kornnattern sind !

Aber es gab bisher keine echten Beweise dafür, das dem nicht so ist .

Nun aber hat der Entdecker, des Ultra Gens, Don Sonderberg erzählt, das er eine Erdnatter ( Pilotnatter ) mit einer Kornnatter verpaart hat.

Somit sind alle Ultracaramel, Ultramels, Golddust und überall wo das Ultra Gen mit drin steckt oder könnte Hybriden ( äusserlich nicht erkennbar ), also keine reinen Kornnattern !

Auch die NZ bzw Geschwistertiere einer solchen Verpaarung mit dem Ultra Gen, sind möglicherweise Hybriden und auch als solche zu deklarieren !


Ich persönlich finde die Tiere Superschön, habe einige Varianten in meinem Bestand und werde auch in Zukunft diese Verpaaren .

Meine Nachzuchten aus diesen Verpaarungen, also alles , wo Ultra drin stecken könnte, wird als Hybrid deklariert !


Alle anderen sind ohne Hybrid Einfluss, meines Wissens nach !


Fragen sie bei anderen, wo sie sich Tiere ansehen, ob sie aus einem Ultramel Gelege kommen. Wenn er / Sie ehrlich ist, werden sie es zugeben. Wenn nicht kaufen sie unter Umständen Hybridtiere ohne es zu wissen !

Desweiteren sind auch andere Farbvarianten unter Verdacht, Blut anderer Gattungen in sich zu tragen, aber bisher nur Vermutung, daher lasse ich mich dazu nicht aus !


Meines Erachten nach, läßt sich heute nicht mehr nachvollziehen, ob wir alle noch reine Kornnattern in unseren Terrarien sitzen haben ! Da einige doch oft erst mit der Sprache rauskommen, wo diese mit allem Verpaart wurde was geht und viel Geld mit verdient wurde . Wenn man bedenkt wie oft Butter, Amels, Caramels und einiges andere auch aus diesen Verpaarungen schlüpfen, bis heute und von vielen auch nicht angegeben, mit anderen weiter verpaart wurden usw, dürfte bis auf wenige Ausnahmen fast jeder einer solchen Variante, Hybriden zu Hause haben !


Außerdem, wer sagt uns, das die ersten Wildfänge, mit denen die Nachzucht begann, nicht auch schon Blut anderer Gattungen in sich tragen ? Da in der Natur sich auch mehrere Arten über den Weg kriechen und nicht danach fragen, ob sie die gleiche Gattung haben oder nicht . Da zählt nur die Vermehrung durch die Natur !

Somit wäre von Anfang an damit weiter gezüchtet worden und alle späteren Farbvarianten auch schon Hybriden !


Wenn Fragen bestehen, kontaktieren Sie mich gerne, werde ihnen soweit ich kann weiterhelfen !


Anschließend habe ich den Link von der HP Don Sonderbergs und den Text eingefügt, woraus ergeht, das der Entdecker nach ein paar Jahren zugibt Erdnnatter ( Pilotnatter ) mit in die Zucht einbezogen hat !


Don Sonderberg, USA


Der Text ist in Englisch, leider sind meine Englisch Kenntnisse nicht gut genug, dieses Fehlerfrei und Richtig zu übersetzen :


INTERSPECIES HYBRID

Ultramel (no aka)

Most Commonly Used Name: Ultramel

Mode of Genetic Inheritance: Codominant with Amel

Morph Type: Hybrid Codominant

Eye Color: Dark Red pupil & body ground colored iris


Note: Ultramel is the heterozygote of the the mutation, Ultra.


INTERSPECIES HYBRID

The founder (discoverer) of the Ultra mutation states that he originally paired a gray rat snake with a corn snake, in the discovery of this mutation. By the time most of us were made aware of the HYBRID origins of Ultra types (originally named Ultra Hypos), we had already bred it into many other corn snake mutations. It was therefore collectively decided that in so much as it would be virtually impossible to track down (and eliminate) each and every snake containing the Ultra gene (surely thousands of individuals in the collections of hundreds of breeders and keepers), the mutation would be treated like other pure corns. In so much as it generally did not alter the corn snake appearance, it was known that even if peoples' snakes had the Ultra gene mutation, they would either be unaware or could avoid mentioning it. Those of you out there that are boycotting HYBRID corns are advised to avoid acquisition of suspicious-looking corns with the word ULTRA in the morph description. Likewise, purists that admirably endeavor to promote only the genetically purest of corns are urged to question corns that have suspiciously abnormal features that have been historically identified as hybrid markers. Not that all such markers are proof of alien origins. Especially because of the difficulty and expense of formulating a DNA base line for all North American colubrid snake species, and in the absence of expensive DNA testing to identify authenticity of pure corns, without obvious visual and/or genetic distinctions, identification of legitimately pure (or impure) corns is difficult at this time, if not completely impossible.


Ultramel corns are the heterozygous (hobby abbreviation Het) products of the Ultra mutation. At SMR, we seldom offer the homozygous version of the Ultra mutation because there is a subtle and often indistinguishable difference between the homo (Ultra) and het (Ultramel) versions. Genetically speaking, Ultras are the powerhouse genetic version of this mutation in so much as when you breed one to any Amel corn snake, 100% of the progeny will be Ultramels. Breeding Ultramels to Amels results in approximately 50% Ultramels and approximately 50% Amels. Generally, Ultramels are more colorful than Ultras, but there are exceptions in both directions.

Other than appearance, the primary (and inherent) value of Ultra Type Corns (Ultras and Ultramels and their color and pattern compounds) is their mode of genetic inheritance. Since they are co-dominant to Amelanistics, pairing any Ultra Type to ANY Amel corn (or Het thereof) will render Ultra types in the F1 (first) generation of out-crossing to non-Ultra type corns. The results of pairing an Ultra-type with a non-Amel corn (or Het thereof) will render Mendelian results that parallel recessively-inherited mutations; no Ultra-types will result and all progeny will be Het for Ultra when bred to non-Amels.


This is one of the few corn snake morphs that you should not purchase based on the pictured example. This is because of the extreme diversity of appearance within the mutation/morph. I could easily make this statement about most corn snake mutants, but the reason I do so here is because the real value of this mutation is its mode of inheritance. Few corn snake mutations are inherited in dominant fashion, so the primary reason most snake lovers purchase Ultras or Ultramels is because when they breed one to any snake with a form of classic amelanism, approximately 50% of the F1 broods will be Ultra-type mutants (or approximately 25% - in the case of breeding the an Ultramel to a corn that is het for Amel and 100% if you breed an Ultra to an Amel type). I think you will be amply satisfied with any phenotype you receive from an Ultra type, but should you choose to buy one based on the sample picture on any web site, you may be disappointed if your's does not mature to be exactly like the one that inticed you to purchase one.

Both Ultras and Ultramels render some of the most extreme examples of hypomelanism in corns, but a hypo-type phenotype is the genetic and visual function we recognize. Some people call them Ultra or Ultramel Hypos, but I prefer to leave off the "hypo" since the chromosomal location of this mutation is the same as Amel (Ultra and Amel reside on the same locus of the chromosome) and therefore has nothing genetically to do with the Hypo gene locus. Also, the hobby vernacular for the double mutant that is homozygous for both Hypo A and Ultramel would be Ultramel Hypo. Upon hearing/reading these two words together, you would surely presume that the snake Ultramel Hypo is a double mutant. Hence, those two words together are incorrect and confusing -- when describing the single mutant genotypes, Ultramel or Ultra. When you breed an Ultra type to any corn that is not Amel (or Het Amel), this mutation genetically behaves as a recessive. Example: Pairing an Ultra with an Amel results in 100% Ultramel progeny. Pairing an Ultramel with an Amel results in progeny consisting of approximately 50% Amels and approximately 50% Ultramels. Pairing an Ultra with a wild-type corn that is not het for Amel results in 100% normals (wild type) that are all het for Ultra.


What to expect:

Hatchlings often look like extreme Hypo mutants, but some are nearly as brightly colored as Amel corns (lacking so much overall black). Of course, the main distinction between the two is the pink/red eye pupil in Amels and the wine-colored pupil in Ultramels. There is great variation in the degree of red in both eye pupil and pattern coloration.


Important Note:

The advertising images on our web site are representations of the average adult example of each morph. These images are not renderings of the actual animals being offered, (except for uniquely offered snakes found in the SURPLUS section of this web site). We do not provide pictures of individual hatchling snakes for sale, nor do we recommend that you ever choose a new pet based on an image of its neonatal form. Corns change so dramatically from hatchling to adult, they will NEVER have the same colors or contrasts throughout maturity. While most of the snakes we produce will mature to resemble the featured adult image(s) on our web site, unlike manufactured products that are respectively clones of each other, the nature of polygenic variation results in each animal being similar but not identical to others of its morph. The snake we select for you may not mature to be identical to the pictured examples, but will be chosen based on our experience of observing which neonates will mature to properly represent their respective morph. We take this responsibility very seriously, and therefore publish the guarantee that we will exchange your SMR snake if it does not mature to be like our advertised examples.





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