Burmballs...

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Re: Burmballs...

Postby D@RRYL » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:38 pm

Those tree boas look to good.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Spider » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:32 am

herpitologica wrote:getting my mind working on what can be crossed...king cobra x retic?I know it can't happen but imagine?


WOW imagine a venomous snake that can swallow a small human!
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Jaco Smit » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:05 am

Some great looking superballs at 2:58



That Wall and the Emerald tree boa. WOW.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby TonyK » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:43 pm

I just watched the vid those super balls are even better looking than the burmballs.Thanks for the link Jaco.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Westley Price » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:17 pm

Here's a picture of an Albino Burmball produced at Crystal Palace Reptiles. Quite impressive and I like the bold yellow colour.

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Re: Burmballs...

Postby pytoxic » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:06 pm

That is so beautiful wouldn't mind one myself! I wonder Carla how is your burm coming on?
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Creator » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:35 am

Wow that is nice :)

Have always been interested in hybrids.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby LAMB Pythons » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:26 am

westley wrote:Here's a picture of an Albino Burmball produced at Crystal Palace Reptiles. Quite impressive and I like the bold yellow colour.

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Westley the picture doesn't do him justice, and their attitude, its like Balls with confidence :D lol.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Chopper 1 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:50 am

Totally against my views - but pretty none the less. Are these hybrids able to breed? if so i hope there are serious laws in place to prohibit them from interfearing with wild snakes should they escape?

Not looking for bun or handbag fight just curious.

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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Westley Price » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:17 am

Ever heard the term hybrid vigour? ;) I am sure that must have come from snake hybrids coz they (apparently) breed prolifically.

To be honest, I dont see the difference between an exotic escaping or a hybrid escaping. It's would have the same negative effects with either, except if the hybrid mix contains an indigenous species of course.

But a Burmball escaping and a normal Burm escaping are equally bad.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Bushviper » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:41 am

Not really. The retic x burmese are not prolific breeders and the retic x rock python also does not do well. The Burmese x rock pythons also have their fair share of problems. The carpondros do not seem to breed that well either.

I think in closely related species it will create hybrid vigour but not with species which are fairly far removed from each other.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby scally » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:44 am

as far as I know the guys who produce the hybrids only sell neutered offspring ?? true ??
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Bushviper » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:13 am

Nope you cannot neuter a snake easily. The costs would be rather excessive.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Westley Price » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:58 am

Colubrid hybrids tend to show this hybrid vigour quite well from what I have read.

Producing first generation colubrid hybrids can be tricky, but mating a hybrid to a hybrid or hybrid to pure snake is easily achieved.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Serpent » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:26 am

scally wrote:as far as I know the guys who produce the hybrids only sell neutered offspring ?? true ??


A lot of folk believe that the offspring are mules and therefore cannot breed, but some actually can breed quite successfully.
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