The Sunburst Arabesque Boa is a line that I first produced in 1997. This
line was produced by crossing an Arabesque to a descendant of the original
Sunburst Colombian Boa. The name "Sunburst" was chosen because of
the intense orange and pink coloration typical of this line. Another trait of
the "Sunburst" line is greatly reduced melanin throughout the
color/pattern. Although the "Sunburst" line is at at all related to
the orange-tail line and salmon hypo's being bred, this line also exhibits
hypo-melanistic traits. When the original Arabesque line which shows
hyper-melanistic (increased melanin), was bred into the "Sunburst"
line, the result was that 75% of the Arabesque born demonstrated the
"Sunburst" characteristics. The Sunburst Arabesque Boas are
typically very clean and have a lot of pink, gold, and orange hues that are
generally lacking in the Original Arabesque line.
Article compliments of: Steve Hammond
Photos compliments of: Steve Hammond and Gary Mirone.