Thursday, November 15, 2007


'Tis the season

...for baby subocs! This is usually the time of year when you start seeing hatchling subocs for sale, during the holidays. We just had our last clutch of the season hatch out. "Darla", an Axanthic Blonde that is het for Albino, laid a clutch of 13, 12 of which just hatched. There were four morphs in the clutch, including normally-patterned Silvers, Silvers with the Blonde pattern, Blonde, and "normals" that are double het for Axanthic (Silver) and Blonde. In fact, all of the snakes are at least 100% het for Axanthic and Blonde and 66% het for Snow, since Darla's mate is a Triple Het for Snow Blonde.

One of the Axanthic Blondes from Darla's clutch of 12.

Here's the whole group, a loving family of 12.

Here's the first baby of the clutch. You can see the egg tooth if you click on the photo.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Silver Bells...Silver Bells...

Today I heard Christmas music on the radio for the first time this year. So, I thought the above title would fit, since I hatched out some silver "belles" tonight. Out of three good eggs from a double het x axanthic blonde pairing, I got three snakes with a normal H pattern, but it looks like two are axanthic (silver-colored). Normally-patterned silvers are very uncommon, even more so than silver blondes, and are one of the most desirable colubrid morphs. They have all of the classic looks of a normal suboc with a beautiful soft silvery color. Trans-Pecos Ratsnakes have a very elegant appearance, and the axanthic animals are just amazing. Pictured is one of the normally-patterned silvers along with a double-heterozygous sibling. The normal sibling is very pretty in its own right, it has a nice rosy tan color and looks silky smooth.

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