05/01/14 VPI SNOW AND VPI SNOWGLOW BOAS
Sometimes projects take a long time. Let me rewrite that! Sometimes I take a long time to do projects! This is why people like to get snakes from us, because they have a really good shot at making the snake we worked so hard to make before we do!! But we are ok with that, and of course we are always thrilled for the people who support us and believe that the project we are proposing is worth sticking their necks out for and in the end they will be really happy they took the chance and got involved!
Anyone reading my blog knows I love the 1/16 projects! It is really crazy with Ball pythons, Boas, if you know how to breed them, theoretically gives you better chances because an average clutch for a Ball python is 5 or 6, an average litter for a Boa is 12 on up.
We have always had great odds on our Boa litters and breeding het x het for 1/4 odds or homozygous to het to get a 1/2 odds yielded great results.
With our own VPI Caramel Albinos we were thrilled seeing baby Caramel Albinos in pretty text book ratios, so much so I wish I was doing it back in highschool while taking genetics, it would have been a lot more fun than pea plants or fruit flies!
But what I really wanted was to do the 1/16 VPI Caramel Albino "snow" and 1/32 VPI Caramel Albino Snowglow project with a VPI Caramel Albino and "Ghost" (Hypo Anerythristic) breeding.
We produced Double Hets, Triple Hets, and "Quadruple" (Pink Panther Triple hets) in 2008. Naturally I was delighted with these amazing animals and just knew that these would produce my dream snakes, the 1/16 VPI Snow and 1/32 VPI Snow Glow.
Once we had made the dh, th, and qh babies, I of course was excited to talk about what they could do! Imagine breeding them together and making a litter of snakes that made Caramel Albinos, Sunglow Caramel Albinos, T Snows, T Snowglows, Ghosts, Hypos, Anerys, all 66% poss het for the recessive anery and Caramel Albino traits. That would be a fun litter to have born!!
Since the birth of those first babies in 2008, 6 years, the race has been on to make the T Snow and T snow glow.
Finally last year I had a pair I decided to put together dh x th, that resulted in 12 babies and I missed on the snow and snowglow, but made some beautiful sunglow t poss het anery and anery poss het t.
This year finally was the charm, and dh x th yielded an awesome litter!
1.0 T snow 1/16
1.0 T snowglow 1/32
0.1 Ghost poss het t 1/8
1.1 Sunglow poss het anery 1/8
0.1 t poss het anery 1/4
0.1 anery poss het t 1/4
1.2 hypo poss het t poss het anery 1/2
2014 VPI CARAMEL ALBINO SNOW AND VPI CARAMEL ALBINO SNOWGLOW BOTH MALES!!