Monday, February 12, 2007
A Double Generation Gap of Blonde Trans-Pecos Ratsnakes
Here's a comparison of grandfather (top) and grandsnakelings (bottom two). The grandsire is a famous "lemon phase" blonde found by Michael Price in 1992 near Pepper's Hill in Brewster County, TX.
Mike Murphy hatched these animals, both male, in 2006.
Are the grandchildren cleaner looking because of age, the effect of selective breeding, or some other factor?
I'd love to see the grandsires color in a cleaner pattern blonde. Would look sorta like lemons on lemon lol.
Anyways thanks for the pic's and background.
Who knows...there is so much variability and other factors that go into breeding. Mike Price has some pure locality PHs that are very lemony.
I kept three females from that "batch" that were golden-orangish or honey colored. That should benefit various breeding plans.
I actually sent those to Dr. Jacobson back in your neighborhood of FL. I'll have to take photos of the three girls that I kept. Thanks!