55 eggies:)

55 eggies:)

Postby Kristo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:51 am

She laid them on friday! Was lucky enough to see about half of the process!

They all nice n cosy in the incubator......

And so the wait begins!.....Again :roll:

What kind of babies should I expect??, The male is normal colour...Quite dark!?!

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Postby Leos r gr8 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:04 am

Wow, congrats on the eggs, she's pretty! I'd say (from an article I saw on burmese genetics) that you'd get darkish, normaly coloured babies but if you bred 2 of the babies together or one of the babies to the mom, you'd get more albinos!
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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:10 am

Congratulations.

If the male is just a normal, it's as Leos r gr8 said, you will have normal looking babies which carry the albino gene. If he perhaps is hetro for albino, you can expect some albino babies.

If you breed the babies to each other (yes it's incest) you will get 50% albino, 25% normal and 25% hetro albino (I think). Could be different percentages.

If you breed the babies back to the mother, you will get more albino babies (75% I think).
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Postby Kristo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:25 am

I sort of expected that one?

I wont be doin the "incest" thing....Not planning to anyhow!?!

Does anybody know (just for interest sake?) how far can you take inbreeding in reptiles before having problems?..... I know that eggs stop hatching and produce deformed babies after only four or five generations in some bird species....
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Postby Michelle » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:52 am

Wow, she's really beautiful! Congratulations. Thanks for the lovely pics. Its great that you got to see some of it!
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Postby Kristo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:00 pm

Another thing!?!

Any ideas on how to get her back to normal??......You know!?! The whole, protect and incubate the eggs even though they'v been gone for three days!??!.....
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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:04 pm

Take her out of her cage, soak her in some luke warm water. Clean out her cage (disinfect the cage) and then put her back.

Once the smell is off her and the cage, she will return to normal.
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Postby Kristo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:17 pm

Thanks B.B.... Will get on it right away>

She's not gona enjoy it though :o
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Postby froot » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:01 pm

Congrats Kristo, you must be extatic!
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:05 pm

I know we all breed these guys for pleasure but you're gonna make a mint on all those babies!
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Postby Kristo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:13 pm

Ready to pop!!.....

Quite an experience....I remember watching Crocodile Hunter when there retic laid, Wondered if i'd ever be as lucky as old Steve? :lol:
Seems I get as lucky as him quite often!??! I have many of the animals I love and dreamt about as a kid :o ........Even crocs :-P
Not salties but maybe one day!?!

Dreamin is only the begining if passion has anything to say about it :lol:
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:21 pm

I'm not sure you want to be as "lucky" as old Steve! We mustn't joke though, that was a very sad freak accident.
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Postby Kristo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:26 pm

If I had as many great opportunities and lucky days as him i'd go with a smile on my face :o

But fine........As lucky as he WAS till that fateful day!?!
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:42 pm

I am so glad somebody is breeding albino burmese. 3 years ago I saw people dumping breeding adults for R2000 a pair because the "market was flooded". Today I cannot find a single hatchling/yearling for sale.

I hope you have a reliable incubator. Hatching that many will be great. They will probably all be normals but the next generation will help to satisfy the albino demand. The money you make from these babies can be used to buy a big albino male and a cage so that next year you can produce albinos.

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Postby Kristo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:53 pm

Thank You B.V.

We have got two incubators...one more reliable than the other. The nice accurate one is exactly 31.4deg and doesn't budge!! The other one is between 30.5 and 31.3, scared to turn it up incase I over do it??

Will keep everyone informed!!
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