San Felipe Hypo "Ghost"
SAN FELIPE HYPO "GHOST" (Selectively bred)
In 1991 Scott Selstad purchased a group of adult San Felipe rosys from John Otley. Selstad noticed that one of the females was lighter in her overall coloration than the others. Over the next few years by selectively breeding back the lightest appearing offspring, Selstad was gradually able to achieve a consistent lineage of hypomelanistic appearing San Felipe rosys. He began to market these specimens as "San Felipe Ghosts." Although still somewhat variable in its amounts of diminished pigment, selective breeding over the past eighteen years has created some outstandingly hypomelanistic looking boas. The background color on this rosy is a very light cream, overlayed with a straight light tan dorsal stripe and transparent appearing lateral stripes. This boa maintains an overall washed out appearance with many specimens today exhibiting almost no lateral stripes at all. Eye color is light grey-green with a dark pupil.