05/14/08

VPI Caramel Albino x Sharp Albino

 

Well, the time has come to reveal the results of the VPI caramel albino cross with the Sharp albino!

 

I?m sure your imaginations have run wild with all the myriad of possibilities that could be generated in terms of looks in a new fantabulous morph, which of course would have to have a fantastic name applied to it!

 

I think the results will be most satisfying to all, because in the scheme of things it is nice to appreciate all that we have and not overlook what may very well be quite fantastic right in our back yard-remember, there is ?no place like home!?

 

When you really think back about all the effort of many individuals that got us where we are today, it certainly makes you appreciate the dedication and hard work that goes into working these projects.  Just think what it has taken for us to get to this point. The projects we are interested in today are the VPI caramel albino, the Sharp albino, the Boa woman hypo, the Paradigm. Of course there are all the projects that we want to mix and match with them, such as the motleys, arabesques, jungles, etc.

 

What I am so happy about is that the results of this cross enable us to now really appreciate the distinctly special snakes that are involved.

 

I love the VPI caramel albino, and I have always believed it was a wild mutation special unto itself. There are those who have thought it was a variation on a theme, a red-eyed snake, that there were various examples of here and there. Having said that I really didn?t know when people came up with snakes that looked like they COULD be a variation of them.  They looked close, such as Mike Weitzman's amazing designer snake, the Paradigm, or an animal here and there from Europe or here in the U.S.  Honestly I didn?t know what to think.  Were these animals the same or similar?  What would one expect one way or the other in terms of the result of this cross or any cross?

 

But that is the point! Lots of speculation, but only doing the work and accomplishing the breedings count!

 

As the photos below show-the VPI Caramel albino is a UNIQUE simple recessive mutation unto itself!! It is NOT compatible in any way with the Sharp Albino!  

 

This female Sharp albino was raised here at VPI from a baby and has never been in with another snake other than the male VPI caramel albino, which was captive born here at VPI:

 

Sharp Albino female x VPI Caramel Albino with newborn Double-Het babies 051308Sharp Albino female x VPI Caramel Albino with newborn Double-Het babies 051308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Sharp Albino X VPI Caramel Albino with newborn litter 05/13/08Female Sharp Albino X VPI Caramel Albino with newborn litter 05/13/08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Double hets: 100% het VPI Caramel Albino and 100% het Sharp AlbinoBaby Double hets: 100% het VPI Caramel Albino and 100% het Sharp Albino