Sunday, April 02, 2006


King Mtn. (Peach/Pink locality phase) updated on

We have added a photo of a nice peachy/pink baby from King Mountain in Upton County, TX to the web site. I know that any of you who have drooled over the pink suboc that the late Raymond Ditmars wrote about in his book, The Reptile Book (1907), would like to see one of these. As with oranges, reds and yellows, they start out dingy pink/peach and increase in color intensity with age.
The site will be updated/finished on a sporadic basis as we aquire photos of our breeders and future breeders. Hope you enjoy and happy herpin'!

Awesome. Can't wait to see how that one turns out. Did you get a pair of them or just the one? I'm going to have to check out the mention of them in Ditmars book. I don't remember it but I haven't look at that book since I was a kid. Congrats and good luck.
Thanks, Mike! Yeah, they are different, and I think those colors look really good with the black nuchal stripes. Even the inner part of the H's have that color. I got a pair of those animals from Michael Price.
Ditmars described a subadult animal that was on display at the New York Zoo that he said was particularly handsome. He said it had a pinkish ground color and that the nuchal stripes on the neck were sooty black (page 299).
That is also an accurate description of the little female I now have.
If you like wide geographic intraspecific color variation, then subocs are addicting!
Maybe I should include a disclaimer on my site warning people about their hidden addictive qualities. LOL
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