Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Sly » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:57 am

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These babies were captive bred in the Eastern Cape, extremely dark for our range, i have had and bred them in varrying degrees of green, but these are some of the darkest babies i've seen...njoy
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Westley Price » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:05 am

Ja, that is very nice. I don't think I've seen them that black, but now I understand why they were refereed to as Black House Snakes in the old days.

Even though you had a few mishaps this year, I think overall you had a massive success.
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Mitton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:07 am

Stunning snakes, hope they stey that black as they get older.
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby che » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:24 am

Those look amazing!! Could we possibly see a pic of the parents parents?
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby snake kid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:34 am

If I had one I would call it black mamba :roll: hehe very nice I like all the bhs morphs you are producing, keep them coming :smt023 .
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Westley Price » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:37 am

Snake kid, this is not a morph, but rather just a very dark Olive House Snake. Naturally occurring.
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Bernice » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:56 am

Oh... My... Soul... They are BEAUTIFUL!

Are you selling these? or are they going into breeding to make more black babies?
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Sly » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:01 am

Che: they were not bred by me, a mate of mine bred these, so pics of parents i wont have but can possibly get. I have purchased the whole clutch to do some future projects with them. I will however from time to time up date pics and their colours changes

Wes: Thanks Wes, yes we did produce some nice stuff this year, and i suppose we tend to concentrate more on our failures than successes, but 2011 is dead and burried, let's make 2012 count.....

Snake Kid: as Wes has pointed out, Olives occur in different ranges with different degrees of greens down to blacks, what intrigues me is the fact that these are pitch black, let's see what happens from here. Colours of reptiles evolve to blend into there locality is refered to as Geographic Orientation and is not a man made morph or mutation.

I am thankfull to have a number of babies from this clutch to work with..we do not want to breed different locality olives with each other but rather keep bloodlines clean and true to their locality.
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:05 am

Wow they are beautiful. Wish I could get some of these babies!
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Fooble » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:07 am

Very nice Deon.

They look identical to the KZN Olives we get here i photographed a pitch black hatchling like these some time ago.
But i later found out the snake changed colour considerable to the normal KZN phase a more slate grey colour interesting to see how yours colour up.
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Sly » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:38 am

Hi Tyrone: Yes i've seen the Olives you guys have up north, but quiet unusual for Eastern Cape Olives though?
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Constrictor Girl » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:10 am

Deon those are really gorgeous. I wish you all the success in the world with your future projects with these little chaps. Very pretty snakes.
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Sly » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:22 am

Thank you Meg
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Bushviper » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:45 am

You will have to change the scientific name now too. They are grouped with the water snakes (apparently). I still dont feel right about it but what the hell do I know.

We sometimes get jet black ones up this way in the same localities as the green ones. They have black bellies and we get green ones with black bellies and black ones with light bellies. These are only babies though and all the adults we find seem to be dark green. Hopefully these are different.

I know an albino of these was found many years ago in the Cape so there is still hope for other true morphs.
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Re: Black House Snakes CB Feb 2012

Postby Sly » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:25 pm

i agree with all the above comments these will in all probally turn out dark green, but here 's for hoping they stay black.
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