Irwin (ID# I)
Irwin is a 2017 male Hypomelanistic (true genetic) Queensland Eastern produced by Austin Molyneux of Scincoides.com from the Ray Gurgui (Thunder Bay Herps) line. My goal with this boy is to create a non-locality specific, strong hypo line by introducing this recessive gene to a new bloodline imported from New Zealand. This locality hypo line has unfortunately hit it's inbreeding capacity (based on personal observations). Therefore, to preserve the recessive gene I believe there is a critical need to produce some strong 100% Heterozygous for Hypo offspring from unrelated Eastern localities. I hope through this project I will be able to offer healthy true genetic hets in the near future.
For reference on the Hypomelanistic trait, it is listed in Dr. Danny Brown's Book A Guide to Australian Skink in Captivity on page 181 as an "unidentified morph/double factor hypo. "
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* Animal from USFWS illegal animal trafficing seizure. Allowed to be held and bred by the innocent parties.