04/19/08

Update on the clutch from the female Burgundy albino x spot-nose male. These babies hatched this week-end! Yes, as expected it looks to be a recessive, as no little Burgundy albinos were seen!

There were 7 eggs, and there were 1.3 spot-nose het BA and 2.1 het BA. I'm pretty happy with that result!!

Here is the pic of the adult pair breeding as a reminder of how they look. Pics of babies after they shed:

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The Burgundy albino may be a one of a kind snake. There are a few other snakes, the "Candy" ball owned by Pete Kahl, the "Toffee" ball owned by the Urban Python, and the "Paragon," status unknown, but those animals seem to be lighter than the Burgundy albino in terms of the deepness of "red" color.  The reason I picked the spot-nose to breed to the Burgundy was that I wanted to use a snake that had the most solid black in its pattern to hopefully attain the deepest red color. Spot-nose balls have great black and no blushing. I also wanted to have a great head pattern! I sure am happy to see these babies-now it is time to get the show on the road!!

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