2016 Clutch #3

2016 Clutch #3

Clown x Het Clown

Hatched 10/2016

The clown gene is one of our very favorite morphs. The sire has an uniquie pattern, very aberrant and fairly reduced. The clown offspring produced have a similar look. Het clown offspring, although visually normal, seem to be some of the brighter “normal” ball pythons.

2016 Clutch #2

2016 Clutch #2

Pinstripe x Pastel Enchi

Hatched 10/2016

The genes in this clutch are simple base morphs, but produce some really nice combinations. Based on the beautifully banded classic that was produced in this clutch, we think that the sire possibly has a banding gene in addition to pastel and enchi. We look forward to seeing what he produces in 2017.

2016 Clutch #1

2016 Clutch #1

Fire het VPI Axanthic x Mojave het VPI Axanthic.

Hatched July 2016

These animals are definitely some of our absolute favorites. In our opinion, the Fire morph and Axanthic morph are a match made in ball python heaven. The axanthic gene removes the yellow pigment that the fire gene brightens, producing a beautiful silver and black snake that keeps its color. Our fire Female produces a clean banded pattern, making her offspring even more beautiful.

The exciting thing about this clutch is that we produced a “World’s First”, an Axanthic Fire Mojave! See the World of Ball Python’s gallery here.

2015 Clutch #1

2015 Clutch #1

Super Pastel x Pastel Enchi

This pairing had a lot of potential, but unfortunately was a bit of a disaster. The dam (named Pancakes) laid two eggs but didn’t produce anymore. We could tell she had more left to lay but wasn’t in distress so we monitored her. After a couple days she didn’t produce any more eggs, so we took her to the Vet (Dr. Brad Minson at Neel Veterinary Hospital). An X-ray showed four eggs remaining. Oxytocin was administered to encourage contraction but was unsuccessful so she had to go to surgery. Surgery revealed that one of Pancake’s oviducts had twisted. The surgeon had to remove the oviduct. Basically, she had a csection. You can see the photos from the procedure here. None of the eggs removed surgically were viable, and of the two she laid before surgery only one snake came out of the egg. That left us with a single hatchling. We named Solo and added her to our permanent collection. Pancakes recovered well from surgery and was cleared by the Veterinarian to breed again. However, if problems arise with future clutches she will be retired and kept strictly as a pet.

 

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