11/18/10 PART 1
These snakes never stop surprising! In the world of Boa constrictors there is a codom morph called a "Marron" that is a
mutation that when bred to a normal produces normals and Marrons and when bred to another Marron produces an all red snake called the "Super Marron." The super version most closely resembles what people identify as the "Blood Boa" morph (which in fact is a recessive). The original animal used for the Blood Python breeding is the deepest red animal we have had here at VPI. By "deepest" I mean appears to be the darkest red. We bred this very red female with our Lavender albino male in hopes of getting a lavender with darker purple in the future. When the babies hatched we were surprised to see what appears to us to be a new at least dominant morph. At this point we are attributing the deep red color of the mom to this mutation-and think it may be similar to the Boa "Marron" morph. Time will tell of course, but the thought of having a snake that can actually put "extra red" in is .........!
I can only say that photos are very hard with this new dominat Red Blood Python morph, but let me assure you these babies are fabulous! I have named them "Pink" and the mom is fabuolous! These babies are almost a clone but a bit darker. The eyes on these things are fantastic and the contrast of the black side blotches and the light background color is beautiful. Stay tuned to see more pics of these new snakes you will not be disappointed!
Are you kidding me?!! When these guys hatched out of a clutch of baby Red TNEGS I almost lost my mind! You know the dad: "Comanche" his eyes are the most blow out red of any albino Blood we have seen. I could have never dreamed it would be a dominant trait! Just compare the eyes on this baby with the eyes on one of its siblings in the 11/17/10 entry!