The Dam is a Yellowbelly, Pastel, Possible GeneX, het Pied and the sire is Hi-way het Pied! Long shot at Hi-Way Pieds but it will be an amazing clutch any way you cut it- I should get some Hi-way and Ivory 66% het pieds, and maybe some Ivory and Hi-Way Pieds and who knows, I could get a Hi-Way, Pastel, GeneX Pied!!! 7 UGLY eggs but ugly eggs are way better than NO eggs!
This is one of my favorite little girls, she is about 5 years old, I just never bred her before. If she doesn’t prove at least I’ll make some gorgeous Coral Glow, Cinnamon het Pieds!
So ya’ know how everyone tells ya’ that your female ball python will lay some eggs when she hits 1500 grams or is 3 years old? This girl never read that manual. 8 1/2 years old! 1800grams post lay (I didn’t weigh her pre-ovulation). She has locked up with every breeder male pied I have had for the past 6 years. But nothing, every year she would go off feed and than go back on. Nary an egg in sight.
The last three locks were Bongo Cinnamon, so that is the best probability for a sire. In 60 days we will find out the answer! All the eggs had great veins. Nice!
This experienced Momma laid 8 big fat eggs for me. I used her to mentor some young males so these eggs will be a bit of a surprise. They could be GeneX Yellowbelly Pastel Pied mixes or maybe Orange Dream Pieds.
Another of my original het Pied girls. With about her third or fourth clutch from my original YellowBelly Pastel GeneX Pied male. 9 eggs and a slug.
More het pieds! I'm looking for Ivory mixes that are all het pied here! Some ugly eggs! But all viable and ugly don't matter!
Working towards some hets, I'd like a male triple here- a Yellowbelly, Pastel, Banna het clown male. I'd love that combo in a female but its a male maker banana so I'm not holding my breathe I'll get a female. Still... Plus I should make some YB and Pastel combo het clown girls for the future! 10 huge beutiful eggs, though one of them proved to not be fertile- no veins.
9 eggs! 8 healthy eggs and 1 with no veins. This girl was one I used to get a couple of younger males going as well. 2 Yellowbelly GeneX Pieds, And a Pastel GeneX Pied. So we will get variations of those genes here!
These should be some awesome babies! All will be Pastel het Clown of course, half will be het Pied, half will be Leopard and half will be full Clown.
Well I was wrong on this clutch. I had put in a coral glow pied with her and assumed this would be the father. But I had an adult Orange Dream, Leopard het Pied male for sale in January of 2018. And a potential buyer said he was interested if the male was willing to lock.
So I put in the OD Leo and he locked up, I took pics, sent them to the potential buyer and... he didn't buy.
So, a few months later instead of Coral Glows i got Orange Dreams!
Santiago is one of my original het Pied girls. She was named by a co-workers child who was also named Santiago. He named her after himself, which I thought was awesome!
Poppa is my Original Yellowbelly Pastel GeneX Pied so these will be pied and het pied variations on that mix.
This girl. I got her from a kid who had traded a video game for her. But he lived with Grand Ma, and Grand Ma had other ideas about a pet snake. Too bad. So I gave the kid $50 for a new video game, seemed like the fair thing to do.
She bites, hisses and is flighty at the best of times. Her early life is probably why.
2 years ago she gave me a clutch that I think was from parthenogenesis. The babies hatched, all were normals and they had wild alien heads. But none of them thrived and all died within 6 months. I have since found out that is relatively normal for a partho clutch .
So this year I paired her with a Coral Glow Pied just to see what she could do.
Gorgeous isn't she! This is my second clutch from this girl who originally came from Josh Marki.
I couldn't decide if I wanted Leopard Banana het clowns or Super Banana het clowns so I put in both males. It will be awesome either way. These will be female bananas and female maker male bananas!
WooHoo! The 2018 season is finally showing some fruit! Father was Orange Dream Pied and Momma is Fire, Yellowbelly, Pastel, Spider, and is totally gorgeous. My goal with this is to make some female Orange Dream, Fire, Yellowbelly het Pieds
The 2018 breeding season is in full gear! Pieds, pieds and more pieds, plus some clowns, lav albinos and mixes of those!
In 2017 I didn't have a clutch on the ground until the last day of April, and I'm betting its going to be about that same time frame in 2018. July and August will probably be my busy month.
I'm looking forward to whatever happens!
This should be it for 2017! My goal for the year was 20 successful clutches and this will make 21! Awesome! Momma is a het Pied that I hatched a couple of years ago. She started breeding a year ago with my Yellowbelly Pastel GeneX male, than hooked up with an OD Pied a couple of times and than I switched it up and rolled in a Coral Glow Pied. So we shall see who was in their at that peak moment! Being Thanksgiving week, 2017 that means these eggs will be my first hatch of 2018! Not a bad way to end the year or to start the next one!
***01/18/18 They are hatching and check out the photo, that is a Coral Glow Pied in the center bottom and an Orange Dream het Pied to the left! Split clutch! Two daddies! The Coral Glow Pied and the Orange Dream Pied both hooked it up!
Bumble Bee x Somebody! We will find out who was the Daddy in 60 days! Poppa could be my Coral Glow Pied, my Orange Dream Pied, my Yellowbelly Pastel GeneX Pied or my Bongo Cinnamon! I'm good no matter which it turns out to be! Clutch #20.
Labor Day Labor! This gorgeous Pastel het Clown girl laid her very first clutch on Labor Day 2017! Poppa is my fantastic Leopard Clown het Pied. Clutch #19
The season continues! 7 big eggs by Yellowbelly Pastel GeneX by het Pied. Clutch #18.
I really have no reason to complain, I have had an incredibly steller breeding season. But it still gives you a pang when you see a promising clutch turn into a slugfest. This was the first clutch for this big gorgeous pied girl. And in the past when I have had a lot of slugs in a clutch it seems to be a a first clutch for a young female. This girl is 3, so old enough and she is large- she was 2200g after she laid eggs. So she was viable, but sometimes it seems like a young female just throws slugs.
What I got? 2 healthy viable eggs with full veins. 3 beautiful eggs with almost no veins. And 6 slugs.... 6. Eeeessch.
Still, she did make 11 eggs. So the promise of next year is pretty exciting! Clutch #17.