IMG / Azabanche

Method of Inheritance: Co Dominant

Appearence: Increased black pigment

The IMG (increased melanism gene) Boa is also known as the Azabache Boa which comes from the Spanish word meaning “jet black”.

This melanistic Colombian Boa morph was first produced from a litter of normal looking anerythristic Boas and proved to be genetic by Peter Kahl in 2007. IMG Boas are born looking similar to normal Boas but with a slightly increased amount of black pigment.  This melanistic appearance gradually increases as they mature until they are almost solid black.