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08/12/13 VPI PINK PROJECT BLOOD PYTHONS 2013

Lots to show that we are very excited about!  I wanted to update a few of the projects that we have been working on and also discuss some important news about projects that others are working on, that really set the tone for what we can all look forward to in the future!

08/01/13 VPI BLOOD PYTHONS PYTHON BRONGERSMAI 2013, TOBA UPDATE!!

This year has been off the charts and I'm still reeling from the awesome babies we have been so lucky to hatch!!

Finally! Wow talk about an elusive snake! After getting zero production pairing Toba x Toba for several years, I made the decision to pair the female

with a male Red Albino. We managed to eek out from one of those bad odds clutches 2/9 eggs, 2 male Tobas 100% het Red Albino.

I will take it!!

Confirmed now for sure at the minimum this is dominant. Since I was able to secure two more males for the project I will try once more to pair Toba x

08/03/13 2013 IS HERE!!

Of course we know it is 2013, it has been that since January 1st! But in terms of the snake year, I don't count it as beginning until I start to show what fabulous animals we have hatched for the year and what projects we are excited about for the future.

I always say, "It is impossible that we have cooler animals than we had last year!" And every year I am happy to say, "this is our most amazing year for cool snakes ever!"

This year is no exception, in fact it is crazy over the top!!

06/26/13 VPI CARAMEL ALBINO BLACK SUMATRAN PYTHONS PYTHON CURTUS 2013

 

I have a lot of "favorite" projects, and this is one of them! If there was ever a candidate for "best pet snake" this is one of them!

They are a dream. Great size, Great attitude, Great feeders, Great breeders. These snakes have "perfect" written all over them!

The wild type is such a nice contrast of colors to the Caramel Albino form, that having both normals and albinos is cool.

There appears to be a genetic basis to head color. In the normal animals you can get a dark head or a bright orange head and in the

06/19/13 ITS ALL ABOUT THE EYES...

 

Time is flying by and this has been an awesome season!

I could not be more excited about the goings on here at VPI!

We are ready to show case animals for the 2013 season here at VPI and it has been an amazing one so far!!

Every year I think it is impossible to get more excited about what things we are doing and what babies that we are hatching, but this year

again proves that every year is more exciting than the last! We have had an amazing year and have amazing animals to show you!

06/18/13

No we absolutely did not fall off the planet! It has been a busy time for us here at VPI!

First and most exciting was the fact that our oldest son graduated from High School! Congratulations Tom! Celebrating this milestone, my mom and sister came out and it really was a great ceremony and a great week! It wasn't long after that, that Tom was completing orientation at college! Guy is not far behind, and will be starting his Junior year in high school this fall. We are absolutely proud parents of two amazing young men!

 

05/19/13 CLOSE UP VPI MAGPIE RED BLOOD PYTHON PYTHON BRONGERSMAI PIC FOR FB AND TWITTER

 

 

05/19/13 CLOSE UP VPI MAGPIE RED BLOOD PYTHON PYTHON BRONGERSMAI PHOTO DAVID AND TRACY BARKER/VPI 2013

 

 

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05/19/13 VPI MAGPIES MAY 2013 BABIES!

 

Great clutch just hatched GE het Albino x Same!

It was awesome but shows how you can hit AND miss at the same time!!

Missed: Albino Golden Eyes (I really wanted these, I only have 1.1 from last year!)

Missed: Albino Magpie (we ALL really wanted to see the first one, but remember it is a 1/16, like a DH x DH, i.e. het albino x het albino = 1/4 for albino and Golden Eye x Golden Eye= 1/4 for Magpie, so 1/4 x 1/4=1/16!)

05/19/13 VPI MAGPIE 2011 FEMALE COLOR CHANGE 05/18/13

 

Here is a pic of an older Magpie female after color change

 

 

 

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More pics of new babies asap!

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