Zigzag (aztec) corn snake

Zigzag (aztec) corn snake


This pattern is caused by the left and right halves of the dorsal pattern becoming misaligned, and appearing as a wide zigzag line down the snake. When the pattern is completely misaligned with both halves completely seperated these snakes are sometimes refered to as Aztecs.

Genotype key

-+ = wild type
aa = amelanistic
au = ultra
ana = anerythristic
cac = caramel
chc = charcoal
cic = cinder
Dd = diffused
dtd = dilute
hh = hypo
pp = pied
hs = strawberry
kk = kastanie
ll = lavender
mm = motley
ms = stripe
ss = sunkissed
vv = lava

Wild type corn snakes

To produce wild type corns of a certain locality (e.g. miami), you would have to breed a miami with another miami. This type of selective breeding is neccessary because all the wild types carry the same genotype (-+-+), therefore it is impossible to be het for any of the wild types.

Single trait corn snakes

Double trait corn snakes

Triple trait corn snakes

Quadruple trait corn snakes

Line bred corn snakes

Line bred corn snake morphs do not have particular individual genetics determining a characteristic and instead, two snakes with a desirable characteristic are bred together in the hope that one or more of the offspring will carry on this character in splendour. This continues through many generations in an attempt to amplify the selected characteristic.


Corn snake hybrids are born when a corn snake is bred with another closely related species. Typically this produces infertile snakes.