Show & Tell
2013 Leucistic and Visual-Het Leucistic Gray-banded Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis alterna). As detailed in previous SOTD and daily SMR FaceBook features, this Visual Het Grayband demonstrates a Hypo-esque look that is common in snakes that are het for the gene mutation, Leucism. In fact, the inheritance of most Leucistic serpents is dominant to wild-type (not recessive) and therefore most F1 out-crossed progeny (hets) have a pale hypomelanistic phenotype similar to this Gray-banded King. Aside from the inherent value of the pattern-less and color-less Leucistic Alterna, the visual-hets are stand-alone beautiful morphs.