Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Albino Western Hognose

After 8-mths keeping, here they are.
I got them in January-2010, here's the link -> CLICK

I cant wait to breed them together. Which should guarantee 100% Albinos. Stay tuned..

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Which Pastel Ball Python would you like?

There are a lot of Pastel Ball Pythons. Some breeders will grade them, with Grade-A being the most beautiful, and Grade-E being the least.
Pastel is a color mutation in Ball Python. Where on a Normal, its just dark color snake, whereas on a Pastel, its obvious Yellow coloration.

Even then, there are some Normals which looks like a Pastel. Dishonest breeders/sellers will sell Normals as Pastel. Typically, a Pastel cost more than a Normal, due to the co-dominant advantage on a Pastel. So, get your money worth.

A Normal breed to a Normal, will always give 100% Normal babies. While, a Pastel to a Pastel, will give Normals, Pastels & Super Pastels. A Super Pastel is a more intensely color snake. The beauty of a Super Pastel is when breed to a Normal, 100% of the offsprings will be Pastels. If a Pastel to a Normal, will give 50% Normals, 50% Pastels. So a Super Pastel is a great snake to have in a collection, when you have a future plan set-up.

There are a few ways to identify a Pastel. 1st, its Yellow coloration, but some normals do show yellowing coloration like a Pastel. 2nd, is a clear belly, most ball python morphs have clear belly. 3th, Pastel got Green to light Green eyes. Normals dont. Last, most pastel have a faded clear head. A few Breeders will go for the last method (including me), not as an indicator as a pastel, but they use this feature for future breeding purposes.

Here are my own Pastel collection. From a low grade to a very good Grade of Pastel.
1st, my very 1st Pastel Ball Python. I was once a newbie, so I didnt check for good grade Pastels.
He got nice yellow color, green eyes, but the faded clear head is not that great. I grade him as Grade-C.

2nd, one of my Female Pastel. This is one beautiful Pastel, very high Yellow coloration, faded head is also noticeable here. I grade her as Grade-B.
Lastly, a very Good grade Pastel Ball Python. Infact, she was sold as a Blonde Pastel Ball Python. Why blonde? There are a few very good lines of Pastels. NERD, Blonde, Lemon to name a few. Good thing is most pastel, brown out with age. With blonde, the yellow coloration stays till adulthood. Here she is, what do you think?

Her future is to be breed to a Pastel Yellow Belly, a Ball Python with 2 morphs. I'm not sure, what line, the Pastel Yellow Belly is, but i'll grade him as Grade-B. The Offsprings will be Normal, Pastel, Blonde Pastel, Yellow Belly, Pastel Yellow Belly, Blonde Pastel Yellow Belly, Super Pastel/Blonde & Super Pastel/Blonde Yellow Belly. Hopefully, I plan to bred and get a pure line of Blonde Pastels. I see, not a lot of breeders around here, emphasis on this importance. But if you know me, I'm more details on the work I done. Call me serious, but I want is customer satisfaction & my own reputation too.

Why i elaborate on the importance Pastel lines in a collection. If you want to do breeding in the future, like say, you want to produce a Bumblebee, thats a Pastel breed to a Spider. If you use a low grade Pastel, the Bumblebee, you produce will also be a low-grade one. Where a low-grade Bee, which is beautiful as hatchling, will brown-out with age. But if you use a good line Pastel, with that Spider, the Bumblebee you produce will be much more better, and the color stays bright. It will even have a new name, a BlondeBee.
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

1.0 Coral Albino Boa.

My third monster snake. I call them monster, cause they can grow more than 8-feet, and require 2 person to handle when they reach 6-feet or more (for safety purpose) Be an educated & responsible snake keeper. Hope this is my last Monster snake purchase.
Eddie HM holding a Male Coral Albino Boa. Why a male, cause males grows up to 8-feet, while female can grow up to 12-feet. He's steadily pounding 1-2 rats/week. His future is a breeding with a Female Albino Boa, which will produce Albinos & Coral Albinos offsprings. Will keep you readers posted.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sulcata Tortoise

The Sulcata Tortoise is an African species land Tortoise, It is one of the three largest tortoises, growing to 2 to 2 1/2 feet in length, often weighting 45-kg to 90-kg when fully grown.
Slow and steady does it. Hope it will enjoy more happy life under my care.
Photos from Bobby Chin.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Genetic Stripe & Super Mojave Ball Pythons.

Genetic Stripe Ball Python & Super Mojave Ball Python.

A Genetic stripe is a recessive morph ball python, breeding it with a Normal will produce all Normal 100% het for Genetic Stripe.

The Super Mojave is co-dominant morph, produce by breeding a Mojave to a Mojave.

The Genetic Stripe has always been in my collection. Been keeping her a year plus now. She grows more beautiful with time, I was really surprise that, she's the public favorite as everyone who sees her, says she's a absolute beauty. Its a wise spend, even though I haven't produce het Genetic Stripe, but when the time comes, picture will tell a thousand tales.

The Super Mojave is NOT mine, instead its a friend. Made a deal with him, to breed the Super Mojave with my Male Butter. Predicted offsprings would be Normals, Butters, Mojaves and the stunning Blue Eye Lucy (in this case, a Butter & Mojave). A Blue Eye Lucy, is a completely white snake (Ball Python), infact more whiter than the Super Mojave. As the name says, it does have Blue Eyes. An absolute stunner, when thinking of a white snake, with brilliant blue eyes. Stay tuned for their breeding outcome.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Caramel Albino Ball Python

Another recessive morph ball python added to my collection.
A caramel albino is different from an albino, a caramel albino is also call an Albino +, while an albino is call an Albino -.
The Caramel Albino, describe as a wash out normal, with all blacks absent, like an albino but leaving a yellowish, brownish, lavender color, which you got to see it yourself. It one of the rare morphs that maintain its color through adulthood.
The combination morphs that can be achieve by breeding the Caramel into others are unlimited.
But working with recessive is a long way journey, but I guess, it will be very worth it in the end.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Feeding time

Top: Super Salmon Boa - belongs to Hurul N LayLay'
Left to Right: Coral Albino Boa, Blood Python (Brongersmai), Silver Streak Ball Python - belongs to edpets.blogspot.com

Credits photo to Hurul N LayLay'