Albino A. melanocephalus

Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:05 pm

I'm sure not everyone has seen these around. They are bred in Europe by http://www.albinoblackheadpython.com. The pic is aslo from that website.

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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Mitton » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:16 pm

Now that is something I would love to have in my collection, very nice.
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Constrictor Girl » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:16 pm

WOW!!! That is really stunning!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Biosmith » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:29 pm

Those are very very nice. Anybody locally have specimens of these?
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:56 pm

Biosmith, the chances of seeing any of these locally are slim to none, but with so much criminal in our blood, some guy might have flown to Europe, stolen a pair and brought it back.

The price tag on these are way higher than "average" South African can afford. They rank up there with the albino Carpet pythons.
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Biosmith » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:19 pm

wow, hectic. So it might be worth it to breed these if a person could afford the start-up....
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Serpy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:38 pm

Not really, because the going rate will be so hectic that you'll sit with the babies for a hell of a long time, and if you drop the price too much you kill the market
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Biosmith » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:29 pm

Hi Serpy, yip, point taken, would be nice though to be the first to breed those breed those locally (personal gratification vs financial gain) :smt006
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Serpy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:46 pm

I agree with you, but If I have to take out a couple hundred grand to buy the snakes i'd like that money back asap haha :lol:
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby 10gbooj » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:21 pm

These snakes are without a doubt my favorite morphs, right up there with the super phantoms.

The R500 000 is however a bit crazy. There are also axanthic melanocephalus around. Very nice as well.
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Bushviper » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:50 am

Rumour has it that the guys who bred these snakes originally had a brother who was a teacher in Australia. They found an albino melanocephalus at the school which was later released.

Somehow the albino just popped up from a random mating of two specimens that had been in Europe for many years at the other brothers house and these were sold to the people who are now breeding these snakes.

.... and they all lived happily ever after.
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Biosmith » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:52 am

Hectic!
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Serpy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:30 am

They're really beautiful, but I think I'd rather have the normal.

Same as my issue with Monocled cobra's, i'd much rather have a normal, but the albino's are everywhere lol :)
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:58 am

HAHA, BV, I smell a rat in that story!!!! Something tells me the brother over in Oz never released the original, but let's just call it a hunch.
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Re: Albino A. melanocephalus

Postby Bushviper » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:40 pm

Westley do you really think so? Maybe its just coincidence?

There was a piebald A. melanocephalus which was also caught and I know for a fact that it was released. That must have made a few people upset.
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