Is this even possible? *genetics discussion*

Xolotl87

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I think I may have a hatched out a hypo, but the parents aren’t hypo? I won’t be able to tell until adulthood, but so far it’s only developed 5 small dark spots, and 3 small lighter ones. The dam (3rd pic) is unknown origin, I got her from an ex co worker, and the sire (2nd) is supposedly a jungle het raptor. Well the jungle part proved out at least haha. The dam has a really reduced pattern, but she still has 20 back spots. Could it just be some weird polygenic thing like how short humans can have really tall offspring?
 

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Josh

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I'm not at all well versed with genetics but it seems to me that your assessment is correct. Assume both parents are heterozygous for hypomelanism then half the offspring would be hypo, right?
 

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Even though technically the female parent has too many spots to be considered a hypo, she does have extremely reduced spotting. Hypo/superhypo is believed to be polygenetic. I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of the female's parents were hypo and/or super hypo and she just ended up on the slightly more spotted end of the range.

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