Tyrannosaurus Pets

Corn snake gallery

Corn snakes come in a wide range of pattern and colour varities.  New morphs appear regularly, and we will try to keep this as up to date as possible.

Wild type cornsnakes

Most commonly available is the Carolina, but the Miama, and okeetee are also popular though hard to find.  These are not genetic morphs, but a locality phase. These must be line bred in order to retain the colour or pattern.

Carolina Cornsnakes

The most common of the cornsnake varities these snakes hatch out with a grey/brown flank colour and a deep red saddle.  Inbetween the saddles as a spot or patch of orange colour.  Each saddle is ringed with a thin band of black.  As the snake grows the red saddles become more intense in colour, and the orange patch becomes brighter and spreads down to cover all the body.

Carolina cornsnake HatchlingGrown on Carolina Corn snake approx 1 year old

Okeetee Cornsnakes

True Okeetee cornsnakes are rare in the UK.  These are similar in appearance to the carolina cornsnakes but the colours appear brighter and more intense and the black band around the saddles are thick and unbroken.

Miami Cornsnakes

Miami's are another unusual snake in the UK.  These snakes have the same red saddle markings bound in black, but the flanks are light grey or silver.

Single Gene Cornsnake Morphs

Most cornsnake morphs are standard recessive traits, so unless otherwise stated all the genes described will be of this type.

Amelanistic (red albino corn snake)

Amelanistic or amel corn snakes lack any black pigment.  This produces an attractively coloured bright snake with red saddles and orange flanks.  Any solid black pigment is replaced with white, so some snakes have white borders around each of the saddles.

Young Amel Corn Snake

Anerythristic (black corn snake)

These snakes lack any red pigment.  Often called anery, this morph can produce striking black and grey snakes.  Older animals have a yellow streak along each side of the neck.

Hatchling Anery Corn snake


Hypo is used to mean reduced, so a hypomelanistic snake has reduced melanin or black pigment.  This produces snakes with crisp reds and oranges with narrow bands of black around the saddles.  This gene is often used to heighten the colours of the other morphs.

Hypo Corn Snake


These snakes are pale pastel pinks and purples.  A very popular colour morph

Lavender Corn Snake


Motley is a recessive pattern mutation that changes the shape of the saddles on the corn snake. It is a variable morph but generally reduces the size of the saddles and rounds off the edges, in particularly nice examples the saddle is totally circular.

The stripe gene is also recessive and changes the saddle pattern into two stripes each running the length of the snake on either side of the spine.

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