Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

Our Breeders - Cornsnakes

Classic Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

These are typical corns, with lots of orange and red. The bellies are heavily marked with black and white checkering. Many will be heterozygous for other traits. Such specimens may be priced higher. In our opinion, there is no better pet snake than a Cornsnake.

Abbott's Okeetee Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

A regional/selective variant of the Classic Corn. Beginning in the 1960's, famed herpetologist Carl Kauffeld extolled the virtues of cornsnakes collected in the Okeetee area. Intensely colored, with heavy black markings, some specimens from this area are very attractive corns. A few breeders focused on selecting and refining their bloodlines and Lee Abbott's are among the best of those.

Alabama Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Corns from certain areas of Alabama have a rather unique look to them. Our founding stock hails from St. Claire County, all progeny of a single wild-caught gravid female illustrated here. Typical of the region, she has a very heavily pigmented ventral surface, lots of brassy coloration, and unusual checkerboard patterning inside each dorsal blotch. Unlike other wild-caught corns, she is very docile and one of the true treasures of the VMS collection.

Albino Abbott's Okeetee Cornsnake (Elaphe guttata guttata)

aka Reverse Okeete or Fluorescent. Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive trait, and selected for appearance. Bright orange background with fluorescent red blotches cleanly edged in white. Outrageous! We’ve been selecting these for color and pattern since 1980, with emphasis on smooth orange background and crisp clean blotches. Simply beautiful.

Halo Albino Abbott's Okeetee Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive mutation, and either heterozygous or homozygous for Halo, an inclomplete dominant mutation, and selectively bred for appearance. Halo is a newly discovered incomplete dominant mutation that has popped up in both our Reverse Okeetee and High-White Reverse Okeetee lines. While hatchlings are not immediately distinguishable, with growth the white borders surrounding the blotches become a very intense yellow. Bright red-orange blotches with bright yellow borders on a solid orange background. Quantities are extremely limited.

Albino Buf Miami Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for amelanism, a recessive mutation, and either homozygous or heterozygous for Buf, a codominant mutation, and also selectively bred for Miami Phase. Amelanistic Buf corns exhibit a light to medium orange coloration, quite startling when mixed in amongst the bright scarlet siblings in a clutch of Amel Miamis.

Amber Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Caramel, two recessive mutations. These resemble a paler variant of the Caramel Corn, without the grayish undertones often present in Caramels. Very attractive snakes!

Amel Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive mutation. aka Red Albino Cornsnake. Bright red on a cream to yellowish background with varying amounts of orange. These are the typical Cornsnake without the black pigment. More of these exist in captivity than any other form - and for good reason. They are beautiful and make great pets!

Amel Miami Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for amelanism, a recessive mutation, and selectively bred for Miami Phase. The high contrast look of Miami corns lends itself to creating Amel corns with very deep and bright red blotches on a very light background. Many lines of 'Candy Cane' corns were derived from these, as all that was needed to make bright red on white snakes was to remove any remaining traces of orange in the background by selective breeding.

Anery or Black Albino Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anerythrism, a recessive mutation. Also known as the "Anerythristic type A" or simply Anery for short. Black markings on a gray background. Traces of yellow develop around the face and neck, and the overall appearance is somewhat brownish when compared to the similar Charcoal Corn. This is the normal Cornsnake without the red pigment.

Anery Specter Cornsnake (Elaphe guttata guttata)

Specters were originally produced by a prominent Florida breeder. They were first found in Ghost corns and refined through selective breeding to enhance clarity of lighter pattern portions. They pretty consistently have a broken nuchal mark, resulting in a light band around the neck, although this can occasionally be found outside the Specter lines.

Blizzard Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Charcoal, two recessive mutations. Pure white as adults, patternless pink as hatchlings, with varying degrees of extremely faint patterning. One of the most popular morphs we offer.

Butter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Caramel, two recessive mutations. Essentially an albino Caramel. These start out looking like oddly colored Snow Corns, but turn brighter and brighter yellow as they grow.

Candy Cane Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive mutation, and selectively bred for appearance. Bright red blotches on a white to pink background with little or no orange in between. Difficult to tell which will be stars as hatchlings, they tend to resemble Red Albinos when very small. Created using Miami Phase corns to reduce background coloration. Quantities are limited.

Caramel Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Caramel, a recessive mutation. A new mutation developed by a prominent Florida breeder. Enhanced yellows and decreased reds create a unique snake with caramel colored markings on a yellowish gray background. They are simply gorgeous and form the basis of a whole raft of 'new' colors!

Charcoal Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Charcoal, a recessive mutation. Genetically different than the more common Anerythristic. Also known as the "Pine Island Black Albino" or "Anerythristic type B". Black markings on a silvery background. These are totally lacking in red and yellow pigments, although older adults (especially males) may develop traces of yellow along the sides of the neck due to carotenoid retention.

Charcoal Lavender Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender and Charcoal, two recessive traits. Adding Charcoal to Lavender has the effect of removing all the browns, oranges and yellows sometimes present in Lavenders, leaving behind pure light purplish tones. Sort of creating a truly Lavender snake! We started producing these quite by accident, some the result of a project that inadvertently combined them, others from snakes we'd purchased elsewhere with unmentioned hidden traits. Some days we get lucky!

Charcoal Orchid Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Sunkissed, Lavender and Charcoal, three recessive traits. Adding Charcoal to the already lovely Orchid corn takes it one step further and creates a snake with subtle pale lavender tones. The eyes are truly astonsihing and must be seen to be believed!

Charcoal Sunkissed Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Charcoal and Sunkissed, two recessive mutations. With their oddly marbled looking patterns, Sunkissed corns are the perfect platform for crossing out to other colors. By combining with the Charcoal, this crazy pattern really shows itself off with a really unique look!

Cinder Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Cinder, a recessive mutation. aka Z-corn or Ashy. First appeared among clutches of offspring from a wild-caught snake collected in Florida's upper keys. Superficially similar to Anery or Charcoal at hatching, but proven genetically distinct. With growth they tend to develop a lot of interesting red undertones within the saddle blotches. Cinders are consistently more slender than other corns, with a unique pear shaped cross section which gives them a different feel in the hand. Definitely another unique allele to add to your breeding toolkit!

Crimson Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for hypomelanism, a recessive mutation, and selectively bred for Miami Phase. These have to be one of the most attractive combinations yet. With the distinctive high-contrast patterning of the Miami Phase animals intensified by the addition of hypomelanism, they are absolutely stunning.

Dilute Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute, a recessive mutation. A very new mutation, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost as if the snake is in shed all the time. Others have described it as the colors are 'buried' under some layer. This trait will certainly be used to produce some exciting new morphs! Of course, we are already hard at work on it!

Dilute Anery Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute and Anerythrism, two recessive mutations. A very new morph, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost as if the snake is in shed all the time, earning it the trade name of Blue Corn. Others have described it as the colors are buried under some layer. But along with this, lighter pigments such as pinks and yellows are enhanced.

Dilute Charcoal Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute and Charcoal, two recessive mutations. A very new morph, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost as if the snake is in shed all the time. Looking much like Phantoms, these are also similarly variable in contrast, ranging from very light to darker in shade.

Extreme Okeetee Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Selectively bred for intense colors and clean patterns, these are simply the ultimate in Cornsnakes! All of ours will be from a Charcoal Extreme Okeetee project and will be possible het for Charcoal and Amel.

Ghost Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Anerythrism, two recessive mutations. Pale black bordered tan blotches on a pinkish-tan background. Really nice. This is one of the newer color varieties of Cornsnake and many ‘new’ colors are simply variants of the ghost corn.

Golddust Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and Caramel. It didn't take long for breeders to combine the unique attributes of the new Ultramel combination with other mutations. Here's one of the first! Resembling a very bright Amber Corn, we find them extremely attractive.

Heliconia or Red Factor Anery Specter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Specters were originally produced by a prominent Florida breeder. They were first found in Ghost corns and refined through selective breeding to enhance clarity of lighter pattern portions. They pretty consistently have a broken nuchal mark, resulting in a light band around the neck, although this can occasionally be found outside the Specter lines. Combined with the lovely Red Factor gene to add pink, the results are among the prettiest of all corns.

High-White Reverse Okeetee Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive mutation, and selectively bred for appearance. Bright red-orange blotches on a white to pink background with little or no orange in between. Huge white borders surrounding blotches. Created using Okeetee Phase corns to alter background coloration. Quantities are fairly limited.

Halo High-White Reverse Okeetee Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive mutation, and either heterozygous or homozygous for Halo, an inclomplete dominant mutation, and selectively bred for appearance. Halo is a newly discovered incomplete dominant mutation that has popped up in both our Reverse Okeete and High-White Reverse Okeetee lines. While hatchlings are not immediately distinguishable, with growth the white borders surrounding the blotches become a very intense yellow. Bright red-orange blotches on a white to pink background with little or no orange in between. Quantities are fairly limited.

Hypo or Hypomelanistic Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, a recessive mutation. Essentially a Classic, but with black pigmentation greatly reduced. Most easily distinguished as hatchlings, Hypo Cornsnakes can be quite variable, ranging from near albino to almost normal looking. This trait is used to produce ‘Ghost’, ‘Phantom’ and a host of other colors. The unusual pattern on the specimen in the top photo is known as 'Aztec'.

Hypo Cinder Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypo and Cinder, two recessive mutations. Combining Hypomelanism with the predominantly grayish colored Cinders creates a unique snake superficially similar to Ghost Corns. Very handy to have in your toolkit for creating future new morphs!

Hypo Lavender Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Lavender, two recessive mutations. Same odd 'Lavender' pattern, but with the enhanced coloration so often added by hypomelanism. Starting out looking like very pinkish looking snows with odd ruby eyes, they quickly color up into an amazing purplish orangish pinkish corn. You've simply got to see one to know that you must have one, or two, or three.

Ice Cornsnake (Anery Lava) (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lava and Anery, two recessive mutations. Anerythristic Lava corns are similar to Ghost corns, but are incredibly handy to have in your toolbox for making new morphs.

Kastanie Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Kastanie. Kastanie is an interesting new recessive color mutation first discovered in Europe. Later it was realized that it stemmed from captive US populations of 'Rosy Bloodreds', making it easier for US breeders to begin producing them. Born looking like odd pale brownish anerythristic corns, color begins to fill in with growth - but never achieves the same intensity as normal corns.

Kastanie Cornsnake "German Red-Headed Line" (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Kastanie and selectively bred for appearance. Kastanie is an interesting new recessive color mutation first discovered in Europe. The German Red-Headed line is a unique variant selectively bred for increased color and now available in the USA!

Lava Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lava, a recessive mutation. A hypomelanistic looking cornsnake strain that has a more pronounced effect on black pigmentation than other Hypo types. Already these are being utilized in creating new strains based on old themes that have proven quite distinctive such as Ice corns. A must have for serious breeders.

Lava Butter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lava, Amel, and Caramel, three recessive mutations. A more subtle look than we'd anticipated, but with just one in existence here it may not be representative. We may yet encounter additional variation as more are produced.

Lavamel Cornsnake (Amel Lava) (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lava, and Amel, two recessive mutations. Amelanistic Lava corns are subtly different from regaular Amelanistic corns, but are incredibly handy to have in your toolbox for making new morphs.

Lavender Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender, a recessive mutation. One of the newest and hottest color variants. Juveniles are dull grayish snakes, but adults are a gorgeous pale lavender color with silver to grayish blotches. Most exhibit an odd ladder-like pattern and ruby eyes. Many of ours will heterozygous for Opal or other traits and may be priced higher.

Mandarin Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

aka Amel Kastanie. Homozygous for Amelanism and Kastanie, two recessive mutations. Kastanie is an interesting new recessive color mutation first discovered in Europe. When Combined with Amel, the result is the astoundingly attractive Mandarin Corn!

Miami Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

A regional/selective variant of the Classic Corn. Clean maroon to deep red blotches on a silver background. Nearly two decades ago, we acquired stocks from a good clean bloodline maintained by a respected Florida breeder.

Miami Okeetee Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Miami and Okeetee are both regional/selective variants of the Classic Corn. Miami Corns are well known for having deep maroon colored blotches on a clean gray background, but not having very prominent black borders. Okeetee Corns are known for clean colors with extremely dark clean borders. Combining the two to create Miami colored corns with the heavy black borders of Okeetees yielded snakes which surpassed our expectations.

Moonstone Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anery and Lavender, two recessive mutations. This uncommon combo produces a unique looking snake that somehow got the name Moonstone.

Opal Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Lavender, two recessive mutations. Starting out as washed out looking red albinos, these quickly fade into what appears to be a purplish snow corn. As they mature, varying amounts of pale orange fills in the areas between the blotches.

Orchid or Sunkissed Lavender Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Sunkissed and Lavender, two recessive mutations. Combining the more pronounced "hypo" look of Sunkissed with Lavender has created what is essentially a much lighter and more colorful Hypo Lavender. A real show-stopper.

Peach Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Either heterozygous or homozygous for Peach, an incomplete dominant mutation. Peach is a very new and as yet uncommon mutation in captivity, and already many hot new morphs have been produced here using it.

  • Genotype: Either heterozygous or homozygous for the 'Peach' mutation (an incomplete dominant)
  • Pricing: $175 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
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Peach Lavender Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender, a recessive mutation and either heterozygous or homozygous for Peach, an incomplete dominant mutation. Peach is a very new and as yet uncommon mutation in captivity, and it combines beautifully with Lavender.

  • Genotype: lll and either heterozygous or homozygous for the 'Peach' mutation (an incomplete dominant)
  • Pricing: $200 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
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Phantom Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Charcoal, two recessive mutations. New and cool, a logical extension of the Charcoal lines that seemed to take a while for everyone to come up with, including us. Sometimes the simplest ideas pass us by... Attractively clad in pale grays with a purplish undertone and having that traditional pale blue 'Charcoal' head as babies.

Red Coat Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Red Coat, a recessive mutation. A recessive mutation responsible for intensifying red. This mutation traces it's origins far back in various morphs bred for intense reds, such as Okeetee and Bloodred, but wasn't officially recognized as unique until 2010. When this mutation is present under red coloration, such as in Amel or Normal corns, the effect is to darken the reds. Without red pigment present, such as in Anerythristic corns, this darkening effect simply creates very dark borders.

Red Coat Lava Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lava and Red Coat, two recessive mutations. A stunningly attractive bright red hypomelanistic looking cornsnake with interesting effects created by the Lava gene - especially in the dark border areas which almost appear translucent silver.

Red Factor Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

An incomplete dominant mutation responsible for intensifying pinks, primarily in the interspaces between saddles. When this mutation is present under red coloration, such as in Amel or Normal corns, the effect is to heighten the reds. Without red pigment present, such as in Snows or Aneries, varying amounts of bright pinks appear between the saddles. Homozygous specimens (Super Red Factor) have very intense pinks, and heterozygous specimens (Red Factor) show lessened pinks. Most breeders agree that males will exhibit brighter colorations than females. Since most of the coloration develops over time, it can be impossible with newborns to visually determine if heterozygous, homozygous or completely normal.

Red Factor Anery Specter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Specters were originally produced by a prominent Florida breeder. They were first found in Ghost corns and refined through selective breeding to enhance clarity of lighter pattern portions. They pretty consistently have a broken nuchal mark, resulting in a light band around the neck, although this can occasionally be found outside the Specter lines.

Snow Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Anerythrism, two recessive mutations. Cream or pale yellow blotches on a creamy white background. Often develop some yellow coloration on the face and neck as they mature. This is the normal Cornsnake with no red or black pigment.

Strawberry Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Strawberry, a recessive mutation allelic to Hypomelanism. Essentially a Hypo corn, but with enhanced red and pink coloration caused by using the Strawberry allele instead of the usual Hypo allele. Males are usually somewhat brighter than females, and this mutation really livens up various designer morphs!

Strawberry Anery (aka Coral Ghost) Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anerythrism, and either Hypo-Strawberry or Strawberry, two recessive mutations. Essentially a Ghost corn, but with incredible pink coloration caused by using Strawberry instead of the usual Hypo. Tend to develop much more pink, red and orange pigmentation than typical Anery or Ghost corns, although this varies. Males are usually somewhat brighter than females, and we've illustrated a female here.

Strawberry Blizzard Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Charcoal, and either Hypo-Strawberry or Strawberry, three recessive mutations. Essentially a Blizzard corn, but we hope as they mature they will develop that incredible pink coloration found in our Strawberry Snows. Time will tell...

Strawberry Snow (aka Coral Snow) Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

aka Coral Snow. Homozygous for Amelanism, Anerythrism, and either Hypo-Strawberry or Strawberry, three recessive mutations. Essentially a Snow corn, but with incredible pink coloration. Tend to develop much more reddish and orangish pigmentation than typical Snow corns, although this varies. Originally, the trade name 'Coral Corn' was used for lines of them with really intense pinks. Males are usually somewhat brighter than females.

Sunkissed Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Sunkissed, a recessive mutation. Yet another hypomelanistic looking cornsnake strain that has a more pronounced effect on black pigmentation than standard Hypo. Already these are being utilized in creating new strains based on old themes that have proven quite distinctive such as Sunkissed Lavenders. A must have for serious breeders.

Sunkissed Hypo Cornsnake (Elaphe guttata guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Sunkissed, two recessive traits. The combination of two hypo-like traits, both of which lighten and brighten, combine with a cumulative effect to produce some really bright snakes! Surprisingly beautiful.

Topaz Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lava and Caramel, two recessive mutations. This deceptively simple combo is absolutely stunning in person. One of those cases where the sum of the two parts is far greater than expected.

Upper Keys Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Formerly classified as a distinct subspecie (E. g. rosacea), Cornsnakes from the various islets off the tip of Florida are quite distinctive in appearance. Most appear almost to be hypomelanistic and have greatly reduced side blotches reminiscent of Bloodred corns. Belly checkers are greatly reduced and often somewhat bronzy in appearance.

Ultra/Ultramel Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra is one of the newest mutations on the market. its allele shares the same locus as amelanism, and when one Ultra allele is present with one Amel allele, the snake takes on the appearance of the Ultra! These are called Ultramels. With two Ultra alleles present, breeding to an Amel will create all Ultramels! Such homozygous specimens are called Ultras.

Ultra/Ultramel Anery Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and Anerythristic. Essentially a Ghost Corn created using the new Ultra/Ultramel form of Hypomelanism. Many of ours will develop intense yellows. It can be very hard to tell Ultra from Ultramel in this combination in mixed clutches, we'll specify only if the parentage permits it.

Ultra/Ultramel Charcoal Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and Charcoal. Essentially a Phantom Corn created using the new Ultra/Ultramel form of Hypomelanism. It can be very hard to tell Ultra from Ultramel in this combination in mixed clutches, we'll specify only if the parentage permits it.

Ultra/Ultramel Lavender Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and Lavender. Similar in appearance to Hypo Lavenders, but created using the newer Ultra/Ultramel. Pretty neat snakes! Ultramel Lavenders often appear as very light colored Lavenders with red albino type eyes!

Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

A color morph of cornsnake as much derived by the process of careful selection as by an all-or-nothing genetic trait (Diffusion). While hatchlings are rather strange in appearance, adults fade to a completely uniform red color. Pictures at left are of a yearling, pattern will continue to fade away.

Albino Buf Miami Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for amelanism, a recessive mutation, and either homozygous or heterozygous for Buf, a codominant mutation, and also selectively bred for Miami Phase. Amelanistic Buf corns exhibit a light to medium orange coloration, quite startling when mixed in amongst the bright scarlet siblings in a clutch of Amel Miamis and adding the near patternless Bloodred genetics to them should create a nice solid orange corn. We hatched the first in 2017, check back to see how they develop!

Amel Miami Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for amelanism, a recessive mutation, and Diffusion/Bloodred, and selectively bred for Miami Phase. The high contrast look of Miami corns lends itself to creating Amel corns with very deep and bright red blotches on a very light background. Increasing the amounts of reds by using Bloodred seemed like a good idea, and it turns out it was!

Avalanche Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Anerythrism and Diffusion/Bloodred. aka Snow Bloodred. This triple recessive animal is a typical Snow Cornsnake in color, but with only traces of patterning in yellow present. Due to the Bloodred genetics, there is no ventral pattern (Plain-Belly).

Buf Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Diffusion/Bloodred, and either homozygous or heterozygous for Buf, a codominant mutation. Buf corns exhibit a light orange-tan coloration, and for some reason this color really shines with the Bloodred pattern added.

Caramel Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Caramel and Bloodred, two recessive mutations. Caramel Bloodreds are very new in the marketplace, and unfortunately the first efforts produced by other breeders were not very impressive specimens. Most are rather poor examples of Bloodreds. So we have started fresh, using our very clean Bloodred lines maintained here for over twenty years.

Charcoal Plasma Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

aka Charcoal Lavender Bloodred. Homozygous for Bloodred, Lavender and Charcoal, three recessive traits. Adding Charcoal to Lavender has the effect of removing all the browns, oranges and yellows sometimes present in Lavenders, leaving behind pure light purplish tones. Sort of creating a truly Lavender snake! Adding the bloodred pattern trait just sends them over the top!

Dilute Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute and Bloodred, two recessive mutations. A very new morph, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost as if the snake is in shed all the time. Dilute was first discovered in the form of Dilute Anery Motleys, which are easiest to spot, and specimens not homozygous for Anery are still rather hard to come by as a result. Dilute Bloodreds are very new in the marketplace, and hard to come by.

Dilute Anery Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute, Anery and Bloodred, three recessive mutations. aka Dilute Granite. A very new morph, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost as if the snake is in shed all the time. Dilute was first discovered in the form of Dilute Anery Motleys, which are easiest to spot, and specimens not homozygous for Anery are still rather hard to come by as a result. Dilute Anery Bloodreds are very new in the marketplace, and still hard to come by. Babies are simply stunning, and it's hard to let them go up for sale!

Fire or Amel Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Diffusion/Bloodred. aka Albino Bloodred. The spectacular solid reds of the Bloodred are brightened to an intense solid red-orange, since Amelanism has removed all black pigmentation. While hatchlings are rather strange in appearance, adults can fade to a completely uniform brilliant red-orange color.

Ghost Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anerythrism, Hypomelanism and Diffusion/Bloodred. Hatchlings are about what you'd expect from this morph, a clean creamy ghost color with no traces of side or belly patterning.

Golddust Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Caramel, a recessive trait, and either Ultra or Ultramel. Hatchlings are about what we'd expected from this morph, but with growth they will be spectacular! Most Golddusts are very pretty snakes, and with the addition of the Bloodred patterning they've just got to be nice!

Granite or Anery Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anerythrism and Diffusion/Bloodred. aka Anery Bloodred. Not surprisingly, these are similar to Pewters, but the more brownish overtones and greater contrast in the pattern (especially on the dorsum) makes hatchlings immediately identifiable. Adults can be an almost solid gray color, with only traces of pattern present. Males may acquire increasing amounts of pinkish wash along the sides, and many breeders believe these can actually be sexed based on hatchling appearance. We'll still sex ours in the conventional manner...

Hypo Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Diffusion/Bloodred. This double recessive animal takes the typical bloodred corn and turns up the volume a notch. They are a bit lighter, a bit brighter, and immensely popular.

Hypo Buf Miami Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypo and Amel, two recessive mutations, and either homozygous or heterozygous for Buf, a codominant mutation, and also selectively bred for Miami Phase. Difficult to photograph accuarately, these guys are really unique i nthe hand - and exceedingly rare in collections. A VMS first.

Hypo Pewter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Charcoal and Diffusion/Bloodred. aka Phantom Bloodred. This triple recessive animal is an almost solid pale pinkish gray in color, with only traces of pattern present. Due to the Bloodred genetics, there is no ventral pattern (Plain-Belly).

Hypo Plasma Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Lavender and Diffusion/Bloodred. aka Hypo Lavender Bloodred. Take the lovely Plasma Corn, lighten it up a bit by adding hypomelanism and you've got a winner!

Hypo Sunkissed Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Sunkissed and Hypo, two recessive mutations and Bloodred. Adding standard Hypo to the already bright Sunkissed Bloodred really turns them into retina burners! Really hot looking snakes.

Kastanie Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Kastanie is an interesting new recessive color mutation first discovered in Europe. Later it was realized that it stemmed from captive US populations of 'Rosy Bloodreds', making it easier for US breeders to begin producing them. Born looking like odd pale brownish anerythristic corns, color begins to fill in with growth - but never achieves the same intensity as normal corns.

Mandarin Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

aka Amel Kastanie Bloodred. Homozygous for Amelanism, Kastanie and Diffusion/Bloodred. Kastanie is an interesting new recessive color mutation first discovered in Europe. When Combined with Amel, the result is the astoundingly attractive Mandarin Corn - but smoothing things out by adding the bloodred pattern mutation to them simply puts them over the top!

Opal Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Lavender and Diffusion/Bloodred. We've produced a few of these now, starting in 2005. Hatchlings are about what you'd expect, but with growth they begin to change. Most appear similar to Snow Bloodreds, but with varying amounts of the pale orange suffusion seen on Opal corns. Pretty neat.

Peach Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Diffusion/Bloodred and either heterozygous or homozygous for Peach, an incomplete dominant mutation. Peach is a very new and as yet uncommon mutation in captivity, and already many hot new morphs have been produced here using it.

  • Genotype: DDDD and either heterozygous or homozygous for the 'Peach' mutation (an incomplete dominant)
  • Pricing: $300 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
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Peach Plasma Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender and Diffusion/Bloodred and either heterozygous or homozygous for Peach, an incomplete dominant mutation. aka Peach Lavender Bloodred. Take the lovely Plasma Corn, lighten it up a bit by adding the very new Peach mutation, and you've got one very nice snake.

  • Genotype: llll·DDDD and either heterozygous or homozygous for the 'Peach' mutation (an incomplete dominant)
  • Pricing: $375 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
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Pewter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Charcoal and Diffusion/Bloodred. This double recessive animal is an almost solid gray in color, with only traces of pattern present. Due to the Bloodred genetics, there is no ventral pattern (Plain-Belly). Some specimens may also be heavily speckled with black, earning the name Pepper.

Pied-Sided Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Really good examples of selectively bred Bloodreds have exhibited various amounts of white-blotching along the lower sides in our colonies for many many years. It appears to be inherited as a recessive trait, but is only able to express itself in good quality Bloodred patterned corns. Even then, the quality of expression varies widely, with some specimens exhibiting no white whatsoever. This has led to some very confusing results among various breeders.

Plasma or Lavender Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender and Diffusion/Bloodred. aka Lavender Bloodred. Not sure who came up with this goofy name for these, but it seems to have stuck already. Personally, I prefer to just call these Lavender Bloodreds, to help eliminate confusion among newer breeders unfamiliar with all this gobble-de-gook. Whatever they are called, they are hot!

Strawberry Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Bloodred and either Hypo-Strawberry or Strawberry, two recessive mutations. Essentially a Hypo corn, but with intense pinkish-red coloration caused by using Strawberry instead of the usual Hypo. Adding the bloodred pattern to Strawberry really makes them shine. 

Strawberry Granite Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Bloodred, Anerythrism, and either Hypo-Strawberry or Strawberry, three recessive mutations. aka Coral Ghost Bloodred. Essentially a Ghost Bloodred corn, but with incredible pink coloration caused by using Strawberry instead of the usual Hypo. Tend to develop much more pink, red and orange pigmentation than typical Anery or Ghost corns, although this varies. Adding the bloodred pattern to these really makes them shine.

Sulphur or Butter Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

aka Butter Bloodred. Homozygous for Amelanism, Caramel and Bloodred, three recessive mutations. Sulphurs are very new in the marketplace, and unfortunately the first efforts produced by other breeders were not very impressive specimens. Most are rather poor examples of Bloodreds. (One of which is pictured here). So we have started fresh, using our very clean Bloodred lines maintained here for over twenty years. In 2010 we produced our first really good example of this type, and more are sure to follow.

Sunkissed Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Sunkissed, a recessive mutation and Bloodred. Yet another hypomelanistic looking Bloodred strain that has a more pronounced effect on black pigmentation than standard Hypo. Already these are being utilized in creating new strains based on old themes that have proven quite distinctive and we are excited about the future for them.

Ultra/Ultramel Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and Bloodred. Ultra is one of the newest mutations on the market. Its allele shares the same locus as amelanism, and when one Ultra allele is present with one Amel allele, the snake takes on an appearance ranging from intermediate to that of the Ultra Hypo! Combine all that with Bloodred and presto, and we have a winner!

Ultra/Ultramel Granite Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel, Anery and Bloodred. Ultra is one of the newest mutations on the market. Its allele shares the same locus as amelanism, and when one Ultra allele is present with one Amel allele, the snake takes on an appearance ranging from intermediate to that of the Ultra Hypo! Combine all that with Bloodred and Anery and presto, and we have a winner!

  • Genotype: auau·anaana·DDDD or aaau·DDDD
  • Pricing: $150 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
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Ultra/Ultramel Pewter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel, Charcoal and Bloodred. Ultra is one of the newest mutations on the market. Its allele shares the same locus as amelanism, and when one Ultra allele is present with one Amel allele, the snake takes on an appearance ranging from intermediate to that of the Ultra Hypo! Combine all that with Bloodred and Charcoal and presto, and we have a winner!

Upper Keys Caramel Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Combining the unique appearance of Upper Keys corns with other mutations has produced a few very interesting looking snakes. To my eye, the finest of those creations is the Upper Keys Caramel Bloodred. I could wax poetic here about them, but just look at the pictures, they say it all.

Whiteout or Blizzard Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Charcoal and Diffusion/Bloodred. aka Blizzard Bloodred. This triple recessive animal is a typical Blizzard Cornsnake in color, but with even less traces of pattern present. Due to the Bloodred genetics, there is no ventral pattern (Plain-Belly). Quantities are extremely limited.

Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Motley, a recessive mutation. A Classic Cornsnake, but with the attractive ‘Motley’ patterning. Dorsal blotches fuse together into a ladder pattern; strong lateral striping and no ventral pattern at all. Very variable (hence the name Motley), some may appear almost fully striped. A lightening effect makes many appear almost Hypomelanistic. The Motley allele shares the same locus as Stripe, and is dominant to Stripe. Thus some Motley Corns may actually carry one Motley and one Stripe allele; such specimens are called 'Het for Stripe' by some breeders, while others may refer to them as 'Motley/Striped'.

Amber Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Caramel and Motley, three recessive mutations. The motley pattern serves to lighten and brighten the colors, as does hypomelanism, with most adults turning out a very bright amber color.

Amel Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Motley, two recessive mutations. aka Red Albino Motley. With the interesting Motley pattern and bright colors of the Red Albino combined, these are sure to be a hit.

Anery Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anerythrism and Motley, two recessive mutations. aka Black Albino Motley. Variations have been marketed through the years as Pastel Motley, Stone-Washed Motley, and others. With grayish pastel coloration and the eye-catching motley pattern combined, these are one of our best-sellers. Many show highlights of pink or lavender under the pale gray ground color.

Butter Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Caramel and Motley, three recessive mutations. Butters are really neat snakes, and when combined with the Motley pattern trait they are actually even more impressive. The motley pattern serves to lighten and brighten the colors, with most adults turning out a very bright yellow.

Caramel Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Caramel and Motley, two recessive mutations. The Motley pattern trait serves to lighten up the attractive colors of the Caramel cornsnake.

Caramel Cinder Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Caramel, Cinder and Motley, three recessive mutations. Superficially similar to Caramel Motleys when born, but these grow out with that unique Cinder coloration added to become paler versions resembling stone. A new and unique looking combo!

Charcoal Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Charcoal and Motley, two recessive mutations. Superficially similar to Anery Motleys, but as with all Charcoals the amounts of yellows are reduced and the tendency for adults to 'brownout' is eliminated. These should be common, but for some reason nobody bothered to make them until many years after it should have been done - leaving them a tad uncommon in captive collections.

Cinder Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Cinder and Motley, two recessive mutations. Superficially similar to Anery Motleys when born, but these grow out with that unique Cinder coloration. A new and unque looking combo!

Dilute Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute and Motley, two recessive mutations. A very new morph, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost as if the snake is in shed all the time. Dilute was first discovered in the form of Dilute Anery Motleys, which are easiest to spot, and specimens not homozygous for Anery are still rather hard to come by as a result.

Dilute Anery Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute, Anerythrism and Motley, three recessive mutations. aka 'Blue Motley' corns. A very new morph, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost appearing as if these were Ghost Motleys in shed all the time. But along with this, lighter pigments such as pinks and yellows are enhanced.

Dilute Caramel Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute, Caramel and Motley, three recessive mutations. The unique lightening created by Dilute really enhances the golds and yellows of Caramel Corns. With the Motley pattern added, these are very attractive snakes and another first for VMS.

Dilute Ghost Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Dilute, Hypomelanism, Anerythrism and Motley, four recessive mutations. A very new morph, the dilute allele is responsible for a unique appearance. Extreme fading of colors, almost as if the snake is in shed all the time. But along with this, lighter pigments such as pinks and yellows are enhanced. When the motley pattern is applied, it all just gets even better!

Ghost Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Anerythrism and Motley, three recessive mutations. Extremely pink individuals are sometimes marketed as Pastel Pink Motley. With pink pastel coloration and the attractive motley pattern combined, we think these are very attractive. Most show strong highlights of yellow on the throat and neck regions.

Golddust Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel, Caramel and Motley combined. Just when I didn't think the Golddusts could be improved upon, along comes a Motley pattern variant of them...wow.

Hypo Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Motley, two recessive mutations. These turned out surprisingly nice! Muted black pigments with enhanced reds and oranges, combined with the attractive motley patterning has produced a real winner. Some are so light they are almost indistinguishable from albinos!

Hypo Lavender Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Lavender and Motley, three recessive mutations. Hypo Lavenders are lovely snakes and the motley pattern further lightens and adds a unique look to them. We used some extremely light hypo corns to create these, and when both lavender and motley are added, the result is stunning. Many appear at first glance to be Opal Motleys, but those dark ruby colored eyes give them away!

Lavender Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender and Motley, two recessive mutations. One of the most coveted morphs - and for good reason. These are gorgeous! The motley pattern lightens and adds a unique look to the already attractive Lavender Cornsnake.

Opal Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Lavender and Motley, three recessive mutations. Opal Motleys are really neat snakes, still a bit rare and much needed genetically for future combinations.

Peppermint Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amel, Cinder and Motley, three recessive mutations. Superficially similar to Amel Motleys when born, but already exhibiting the paler look associated with Peppermints (Amel Cinders). A new and unque looking combo!

Phantom Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Charcoal and Motley, three recessive mutations. Seems like a simple enough combo, yet nobody put them together for years after it should have been done! The light colors of Phantoms are even further enhanced by the effects of the motley pattern. Still rather rare.

Snow Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Anerythrism and Motley, three recessive mutations. Coloration identical to the Snow Cornsnake, but with ‘motley’ patterning. Dorsal blotches fuse together into a ladder pattern; strong lateral striping and no ventral pattern at all. Really unusual. Some specimens may be fully striped.

Strawberry Anery Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anerythrism, Motley, and either Hypo-Strawberry or Strawberry, three recessive mutations. Adding Motley to our stunning Strawberry Anery line allows much more of the pink coloration to show. Tend to develop much more reddish and orangish pigmentation than typical Anery Motleys, although this varies. Males are usually somewhat brighter than females.

  • Genotype: hhhs·aaaa·anaana·mmmm or hshs·aaaa·anaana·mmmm
  • Pricing: $175 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
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Strawberry Snow Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Anerythrism, Motley, and either Hypo-Strawberry or Strawberry, four recessive mutations. Adding Motley to our stunning Strawberry Snow line allows much more of the pink coloration to show. Tend to develop much more reddish and orangish pigmentation than typical Snow Motleys, although this varies. Males are usually somewhat brighter than females.

Sunglow Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Motley, two recessive mutations, and selected for bright orange color, a total lack of white, and reduced contrast in the pattern. Definitely one of the brightest Cornsnake morphs we've ever created!

Sunrise Amel Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amel, Motley and Sunrise, three recessive mutations. A very new morph, the Sunrise allele is truly unique. Hatchlings look similar to Snow Motleys, but with a suffusion of orange throughout. After a few sheds, they darken to a typical Amel Motley appearance. At 2-3 years of age, they undergo another transformation, and speckles of white develop! The amount of expression varies from almost none to a heavily patterned 'calico' look. While hatchlings are readily identifiable, juveniles appear identical to regular Amel Motleys, thus we recommend juveniles be acquired only from very reputable breeders due to potential for fraud.

Ultra/Ultramel Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel with the addition of the Motley Pattern. Ultra is one of the newest mutations on the market. its allele shares the same locus as amelanism, and when one Ultra allele is present with one Amel allele, the snake takes on the appearance of the Ultra! With two Ultra alleles present, breeding to an Amel will create all Ultramels!

Ultra/Ultramel Anery Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultramel or Ultra, Anerythristic and Motley. Essentially a Ghost Motley created using the newer Ultra form instead of Hypo. Very rare and very handy for breeding projects. As with many Ultras, they tend to develop more yellows than usual.

Ultra/Ultramel Lavender Motley Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel, Lavender and Motley. Our Ultra and Ultramel Lavenders are pretty neat snakes! Ultramel Lavenders often appear as very light colored Lavenders with red albino type eyes! But add the Motley pattern - and they are better still!

  • Genotype: auau·llll·mmmm or aaau·llll·mmmm
  • Pricing: $95 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
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Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Stripe, a recessive mutation. The normal Cornsnake but with reddish striping running nearly the full length of the snake. As with all striped corns, there is a tendency for the pattern to break up near the tail. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Amber Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Caramel and Stripe, three recessive mutations. Full-length stripes of amber on creamy yellow-olive with the typical unmarked bellies possessed by striped corns. Some adults can pale out to an almost unmarked soft golden olive coloration, especially males.

Amel Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Stripe, two recessive mutations. aka Red Albino Striped Cornsnake. A typical Red Albino Cornsnake, but with bright reddish striping running nearly the full length of the snake. As with all striped corns, there is a tendency for the pattern to break up near the tail. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Anery Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anerythrism and Stripe, two recessive mutations. aka Black Albino Striped Cornsnake. High contrast black on silver-gray striping runs nearly the full length of the snake. As with all striped corns, there is a tendency for the pattern to break up near the tail. One of the most visually startling hatchlings we produce, it's hard to believe these are cornsnakes sometimes!

Butter Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Caramel and Stripe, three recessive mutations. Full-length stripes of yellow and cream with the typical unmarked bellies possessed by striped corns. Some adults can pale out to an almost unmarked soft buttery yellow coloration, especially males.

Caramel Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Caramel and Stripe, two recessive mutations. Caramel Cornsnakes are one of our favorites, and with striping running nearly the full length of the snake, these are just one step better. As with all striped corns, there is a tendency for the pattern to break up near the tail. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Charcoal Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Charcoal and Stripe, two recessive mutations. Charcoal Cornsnakes are one of our favorites, and with striping running nearly the full length of the snake, these are just one step better. As with all striped corns, there is a tendency for the pattern to break up near the tail. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Ghost Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Anerythrism and Stripe, three recessive mutations. The unbelievable colors of the Ghost Cornsnake, combined with the striped pattern have produced one of the most attractive variants yet!

Golddust Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and homozygous for Caramel and Stripe. The attractive Golddust with the addition of the Striped Pattern. Simply stunning, and a clutch of these mixed in with Striped Butters is absolutely jaw-dropping!

Hypo Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism and Stripe, two recessive mutations. The normal Cornsnake with reddish striping running nearly the full length of the snake, but considerably lightened due to hypomelanism. As with all striped corns, there is a tendency for the pattern to break up near the tail. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Hypo Lavender Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Lavender and Stripe, three recessive mutations. Hypomelanism, Lavender and Striped. The addition of hypomelanism further lightens and enhances the coloration of our Lavender Striped Cornsnakes. These are sure to remain high in desirability for years to come.

Lavender Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender and Stripe, two recessive mutations. Full-length stripes of grayish lavender with the typical unmarked bellies possessed by striped corns. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Opal Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Lavender and Stripe, three recessive mutations. Full-length stripes of pale pinkish-orange on a pale orange background with the typical unmarked bellies possessed by striped corns. Simply amazing in life, but impossible to photograph accurately!

Phantom Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, Charcoal and Stripe, three recessive mutations. A very rare combo that turned out far nicer than expected! Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Snow Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Anerythrism and Stripe, three recessive mutations. Amelanistic, Anerythristic and Striped. Full-length stripes of pink and white with the typical unmarked bellies possessed by striped corns. We wouldn't have thought the stripe pattern to be attractive in such a pale corn, but we were wrong! Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result.

Ultra/Ultramel Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and Motley. Ultra or Ultramel with the addition of the Striped Pattern. Ultra is one of the newest mutations on the market. its allele shares the same locus as amelanism, and when one Ultra allele is present with one Amel allele, the snake takes on the appearance of the Ultra! With two Ultra alleles present, breeding to an Amel will create all Ultramels!

Scaleless Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Scaleless, a recessive mutation. Not entirely scaleless - but very close. Only tiny pebbled scales remain along the labials (lips) and scattered tiny scales along the dorsal center row. Interestingly, the ventrals are unaffected. Scaleless Corns exhibit a unique look, with colors brightened and patterns altered somewhat. This mutation orginated in France from pairings between Enory's Ratsnakes and Cornsnakes, as is commonly done to produce to produce "Creamsicles"

Scaleless Butter Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Scaleless, Amel, and Caramel, three recessive mutations. Creating Scaleless Butters was a true pleasure, as these guys have a unique softness about them that must be seen in person. They really do look like butter.

Scaleless Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Scaleless, a recessive mutation and Diffusion/Bloodred. Not entirely scaleless - but very close. Only tiny pebbled scales remain along the labials (lips) and scattered tiny scales along the dorsal center row. Interestingly, the ventrals are unaffected. Scaleless Corns exhibit a unique look, with colors brightened and patterns altered somewhat. This mutation orginated in France from pairings between Enory's Ratsnakes and Cornsnakes, as is commonly done to produce to produce "Creamsicles"

Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo, a recessive mutation which originated among some Upper Keys corns. A very new and uncommon pattern mutation as of this writing, and as yet unknown in many color combinations!

Amel Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo and Amelanism, two recessive mutations. Terrazzo is a very new and uncommon pattern mutation as of this writing, and as yet unknown in many color combinations!

Anery Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo and Anerythrism, two recessive mutations. Terrazzo is a very new and uncommon pattern mutation as of this writing, and as yet unknown in many color combinations!

Bloodred Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo and Bloodred, two recessive mutations. A very new and uncommon combination as of this writing, first produced here at VMS.

Charcoal Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo and Charcoal, two recessive mutations. Terrazzo is a very new and uncommon pattern mutation as of this writing, and as yet unknown in many color combinations!

Kastanie Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo and Kastanie, two recessive mutations. A very new and uncommon combination as of this writing, first produced here at VMS.

Granite Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo, Anery, and Bloodred, three recessive mutations. A very new and uncommon combination as of this writing, first produced here at VMS.

Kastanie Bloodred Terrazzo Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Terrazzo, Kastanie and Bloodred, three recessive mutations. A very new and uncommon combination as of this writing, first produced here at VMS.

Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. Already a few color combinations have been achieved, and many more are soon to follow. Test breedings are planned to determine the locus for this allele, and a genotype connotation will be assigned once these are complete.

Amel Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amel, a recessive mutations, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, in the lovely bright red Amelanistic coloration! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Anery Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Anery, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, and looks extra sharp with the contrasty Anery coloration! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Bloodred Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Bloodred, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. We've only seen a handful of this morph, but all were stunning snakes...

Buf Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous or heterozygous for Buf, an incomplete dominant mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. A startlingly attractive snake, it's unlikely we will produce very many of these.

Butter Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amel and Caramel, two recessive mutations, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, in the lovely yellow Butter coloration! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Caramel Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Caramel, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, in the lovely Caramel coloration! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Charcoal Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Charcoal, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, in the lovely Charcoal coloration! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Golddust Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultramel and homozygous for Caramel, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, combined with the lovely Golddust coloration! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. But breeding an Ultramel Tessera to an Amel corn will yield Amels, Ultramels, Amel Tesseras, and Ultramel Tesseras - what a genetic powerhouse!

Hypo Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. Tessera is the newest and hottest pattern mutation yet! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. Adding Hypomelanism to them lightens and brightens the colors and these are lovely snakes.

Lavender Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. Tessera is the newest and hottest pattern mutation yet! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. Adding Lavender to to them creates a subtle beauty.

Peach Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Either heterozygous or homozygous for the 'Peach' mutation an incomplete dominant mutation and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. Peach is a very new and as yet uncommon mutation in captivity, and already many hot new morphs have been produced here using it. Adding the Tessera pattern to them gives a sharp look!

Peach Lavender Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender, a recessive mutation, and either heterozygous or homozygous for the 'Peach' mutation an incomplete dominant mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. Peach is a very new and as yet uncommon mutation in captivity, and it combines well with Lavender. Adding the Tessera pattern to them gives a sharp look!

Opal Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Lavender, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. Tessera is the newest and hottest pattern mutation yet! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. Adding Lavender to to them creates a subtle beauty.

Snow Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amel and Anery, two recessive mutations, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, combined with the lovely Snow coloration! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Strawberry Anery Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Strawberry and Anery, two recessive mutations, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, and while we haven't yet seen an adult, these are sure to be a hit! Tessera is first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Ultramel Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultramel and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, combined with Ultramel! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. But breeding an Ultramel Tessera to an Amel corn will yield Amels, Ultramels, Amel Tesseras, and Ultramel Tesseras - what a genetic powerhouse!

Ultramel Anery Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultramel, Anery and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, combined with Ultramel! The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. But breeding an Ultramel Tessera to an Amel corn will yield Amels, Ultramels, Amel Tesseras, and Ultramel Tesseras - what a genetic powerhouse!

Amel Motley Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Motley and Amel, two recessive mutations, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, in the bright Red Albino (Amel) coloration! Adding Motley to the unique Tessera pattern adds a smoothed refined look to the stripes. The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing a Tessera to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Butter Motley Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Motley, Amel and Caramel, three recessive mutations, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, in the lovely yellow Butter coloration! Adding Motley to the unique Tessera pattern adds a smoothed refined look to the stripes. The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing a Tessera to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras.

Golddust Motley Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultramel and homozygous for Motley and Caramel, two recessive mutations, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, combined with the lovely Golddust coloration! Adding Motley to the unique Tessera pattern adds a smoothed refined look to the stripes. The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. But breeding an Ultramel Tessera to an Amel corn will yield Amels, Ultramels, Amel Tesseras, and Ultramel Tesseras - what a genetic powerhouse!

Ultramel Motley Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultramel and homozygous for Motley, a recessive mutation, and heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation. The newest and hottest pattern mutation yet, combined with the lovely Ultramel coloration! Adding Motley to the unique Tessera pattern adds a smoothed refined look to the stripes. The first dominant pattern mutation discovered in cornsnakes, crossing one to ANY other corn will produce clutches containing roughly half Tesseras. But breeding an Ultramel Tessera to an Amel corn will yield Amels, Ultramels, Amel Tesseras, and Ultramel Tesseras - what a genetic powerhouse!

Striped Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation and homozygous for Stripe, a recessive mutation. Combining Stripe and Tessera yields some very cleanly marked Tesseras, slightly different in the stripes, and the very orderliness of the pattern has astonishing beauty.

Butter Striped Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation and homozygous for Amel, Caramel, and Stripe, three recessive mutations. Combining Stripe and Tessera yields some very cleanly marked Tesseras, slightly different in the stripes, and the very orderliness of the pattern has astonishing beauty - especially in the butter coloration.

Caramel Striped Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation and homozygous for Amel, Caramel, and Stripe, three recessive mutations. Combining Stripe and Tessera yields some very cleanly marked Tesseras, slightly different in the stripes, and the very orderliness of the pattern has astonishing beauty!

Charcoal Striped Tessera Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Heterozygous for Tessera, a dominant mutation and homozygous for Stripe and Charcoal, Two recessive mutations. Combining Stripe and Tessera yields some very cleanly marked Tesseras, slightly different in the stripes, and the very orderliness of the pattern has astonishing beauty. We've combined this with Charcoal to create some real stunners!

Motley Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Motley and Bloodred, two recessive mutations. We were initially unimpressed by this combo, but they seem to have gained in popularity and so we've relented and started producing them.

  • Genotype: mmmm·dddd (or mmms if 'het' Stripe, applies to Motleys of any color)
  • Pricing: $175 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
  • Additional Photos: Hatchling
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Motley Granite Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Motley, Anery and Bloodred, three recessive mutations.

  • Genotype: mmmm·anaana·dddd (or mmms if 'het' Stripe, applies to Motleys of any color)
  • Pricing: $175 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
  • Additional Photos:
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Motley Dilute Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Motley, Dilute and Bloodred, three recessive mutations. A stunning and as yet uncommon combo that has to be seen to be believed.

  • Genotype: dtddtd·mmmm·dddd (or mmms if 'het' Stripe, applies to Motleys of any color)
  • Pricing: $200 and up, depending on sex and additional genetics.
  • Additional Photos: Portrait
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Striped Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Stripe and Bloodred/Diffuse, two recessive mutations. Very new on the market and way cool, this pattern combo is sure to appear soon in countless colors!

Striped Sulphur Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amel, Caramel, Bloodred and Stripe. aka Butter Striped Bloodred. The attractive Butter with the addition of the Striped Bloodred Pattern. Simply stunning, what more needs said?

Fire Striped Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amel, Stripe, and Bloodred/Diffuse, three recessive mutations. Very new on the market and way cool!

Hypo Striped Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Hypo, Stripe and Bloodred/Diffuse, three recessive mutations. Very attractive snakes! We produce very few of these, usually as a by-product of a Pied-Sided project.

Golddust Striped Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Ultra or Ultramel and homozygous for Caramel, Bloodred and Stripe. The attractive Golddust with the addition of the Striped Bloodred Pattern. Simply stunning, what more needs said?

Opal Striped Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Amelanism, Lavender, Stripe and Bloodred. Full-length stripes of pale pinkish-orange on a pale orange background with the typical unmarked bellies possessed by striped corns, but lacking side pattern due to the Bloodred genetics. Simply amazing in life, but impossible to photograph accurately!

Pied-Sided Striped Bloodred Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Homozygous for Pied-Sided, Bloodred and Stripe. We took the cool Striped Bloodred corn and classed it up by adding the Pied-Sided gene!

Zigzag Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Zigzag isn't really a true genetic trait, or perhaps it should be said it's not heritable in the usual sense - although it does tend to run in certain bloodlines. We no longer try to produce these, but numbers of them crop up from time to time and well-marked ones command a bit of a premium in price. We may produce them in any color type, and in each the colors are enhanced by the attractive zigzag patterning! We've illustrated an Amel Zigzag and a Classic Zigzag here.

Aztec Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

An attractive but variable pattern variant, derived from the Zigzag lines. Many of these will be heterozygous for other traits.  We no longer try to produce these, but numbers of them crop up from time to time and well-marked ones command a bit of a premium in price. We may produce them in any color type, and in each the colors are enhanced by the attractive Aztec patterning!

Wide-Stripe Anery Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Wide-Stripe is an unusual pattern mutation that we've yet to fully understand. Confusing results have appeared which seem to indicate the trait is a partial dominant, yet other breedings clearly show it recessive. It's likely that some form of trait linkage is masking/confusing the results, but regardless they are very attractive indeed.

Leopard Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Here's a unique new and potentially heritable mutation we're working with. This unique specimen of Striped Corn began developing faint random spotting at a few months of age, which over time solidified into the grayish spotted look you see here. On a whim, we attempted a breeding between her and her brother in 2012, which produced a single viable egg containing a well-formed Caramel Stripe Corn. With both the fertility and the Caramel trait of this pair now proven, we have high hopes for the 2013 season and beyond. While it's unlikely her brother is carrying the trait and we'll produce some Leopards in the first generation, you never know!

Paradox Snow Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Every once in a very great while, a light colored snake such as an Albino or Snow Cornsnake will have unexplainable patches of black pigmentation showing. This should not be possible, yet there it is. A 'paradox' if you will. We hatched this one in the 2004 season, and like all known paradox corns, it has not proven to be a heritable trait. To date, there are no known heritable lines of Paradox in Cornsnakes.

"Weirdo" Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttata)

Thought I'd share this very unusual pair of snakes I found quite literally dumped on my doorstep. From the Catherine Turley collection and marked only as "Weirdo line" het Anery, het Ultra or Amel, 50% het Motley, one is normally patterned and the other a Tessera pattern. Having seen literally tens of thousands of corns in my lifetime, these are among the most uniquely colored corns I've encountered. Base colors of pale tans which have only developed a faint hues of coppery red as they grew up, very hard to show accurately in photos. Although I have no idea what it is, I have no doubt the trait will prove heritable. Thought perhaps somebody might know more about the line or where it originates?