07/08/10

Golden Eye/Carmine Female 2 Red Blood Python baby hatched 07/02/10Golden Eye/Carmine Female 2 Red Blood Python baby hatched 07/02/10These are offspring from a Golden Eye Red Blood Python male bred to a "Carmine" (Female #2) female. They were hatched alongside the Magpies. This is a fantastic example of a true codominant trait!

  

Golden Eye/Carmine Female 2 Red Blood Python siblings hatched 07/02/10Golden Eye/Carmine Female 2 Red Blood Python siblings hatched 07/02/10

 Sibling Golden Eye babies from clutch. I need to take a photo of these next to a Magpie and normal baby from the clutch!

  

Golden Eye/Carmine Female 2 Red Blood Python baby hatched 07/02/10 and yearling GE/CAR Female 1Golden Eye/Carmine Female 2 Red Blood Python baby hatched 07/02/10 and yearling GE/CAR Female 1Here are two snakes, one year apart in age. Each sired by the same male Golden Eye Red Blood python, but have different mom's. The year old snake is from "Carmine" female #1 and the newly hatched baby is from "Carmine" female #2. Both of these adult females look similar to each other but a little different from the male Golden Eye. The test will be breeding Golden Eye x Golden Eye to see if there is a different super other than the Magpie. My guess is that the "Carmines" are a variation of the Golden Eye and we will use the name Carmine in the future is a label for the color/pattern variation. Hopefully we will know soon as our GE x GE clutch is due in 30 days!

The reason we are so interested in this particular mutation is it is helping us get a bit of insight into the complex nature of the patterns on these snakes. We have a range of very patterned animals to very reduced patterned animals. How do we get there-and can we find the specific pairings of variously patterned animals to get a snake with a specific pattern!