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What is a genetic wizard from World of Ball Pythons?

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On the World of Ball Pythons website, the Genetic Wizard is a page that allows users to virtually breed any combination of male and female ball python morphs. The Wizard simulates the outcome of any possible genetic match and offers potential hatchling morphs.

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The Genetic Wizard uses known dominant and recessive alleles of all ball python varieties to produce matches. Homozygous animals have two expressions of the same gene, while heterozygous animals have two expressions of two different genes. For example, two heterozygous pastel ball pythons each have two different genes for morphs and have the pastel gene in common, so their offspring could be of three different morphs: pastel, super pastel or normal ball.

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