07/01/10

T NEG ALBINO "LAVENDER" ORANGE/YELLOW HATCHED 06/28/10T NEG ALBINO "LAVENDER" ORANGE/YELLOW HATCHED 06/28/10I'm in heaven now! It has been a long wait for these guys! At least five years from acquiring the original male, settling him in, breeding him to make hets, raising the hets and breeding them to see these hatch this past week. This first clutch was het x het, 8 eggs, and the wait to see 3 albinos and 5 66% het albinos hatch from them was worth it!!  This normally patterned snake shows the side blotches where the "lavender" or clear blotches are most apparent. They really look just like the dad's. We have a few more opportunities to up our sample size of babies and see if they all appear this way. It is difficult to see on the striped albinos because they have few side blotches where the lavender color could occur.

The main question is: Are these snakes just a variation of the Orange/Yellow TNegs or are they different as seen in the Lavender/Tneg albino Ball pythons?

Only time will tell as these two lineages will have to be bred to each other to get the true results. For the time being I am happy to just enjoy them without knowing the answer to that question!

T NEG ALBINO "LAVENDER" ORANGE/YELLOW HATCHED 06/28/10T NEG ALBINO "LAVENDER" ORANGE/YELLOW HATCHED 06/28/10The babies seem very orange to me, just full of color! Of the 8 babies, 7 are striped and one (above) is normal patterned. The "grandmother" of these babies was a fantastic striped red female normal.

T NEG ALBINO "LAVENDER" ORANGE/YELLOW HATCHED 06/28/10T NEG ALBINO "LAVENDER" ORANGE/YELLOW HATCHED 06/28/10 Here are one of the albinos and one of the 66% het albinos together.