albino cottons?

albino cottons?

Postby slangman » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:05 pm

how cool are these snakes . I saw a few pics of them on a photo gallery recently and i think they are beauties . Anyone else seen any pics ???
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby Snakes4Africa » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:40 am

They are definitely an improvement on the original! Please post pics...
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby fredsmith » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:44 am

I'm with S4A... Some pics pretty please...
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby steve » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:42 am

yeah theres a pic in the designer reptiles book, they do look really cool.
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby Graeme » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:24 pm

There was this guy I used to know in Cologne that only kept and bred designer Cottonmouths. Leucistics, albinos and a whole bunch of other stuff that had yet to be named. His name is somewhat predictably Fritz something or other and I found him on one of the bigger U.S. sites, possibly Kingsnake.com. I unfortunately lost his details and a whole bunch of breath taking photos when my computer crashed. We got in touch when he expressed interest in a little female I bred out a few years ago.

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Shortly after birth.

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And a few months ago.

Regretfully these photos don't do her justice, she really is a stunning animal in the flesh.
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby steve » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:05 pm

good looking animal! cool pattern.
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby marc bt » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:45 pm

what are they like as captives?? is it similair to a copper like behaviour and husbandry requirements?
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby Graeme » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:59 pm

Not going to take over this post, but in the interest of promoting our breeding, I'd just like to answer the question:


Cottonmouths are exciting to keep. In the same way that getting shot at is exciting. They are mostly unpredictable with a very short fuse and a far more destructive venom than Copperheads, although nowhere near as toxic as their Mexican cousins, the Cantils. They grow to much larger dimensions than the other two and a large Florida Cottonmouth is a sight to behold. Lengths of around 180cm are not too rare, although I have only seen this in South African Snake parks and on overseas websites. They are famous for their poor hygeine, willingness to kill each other and the ability to digest rotten food ( much like our Rinkhals ). They also make terrific 'dustbins' when one is cleaning out unwanted food the next morning in the rest of the snake room. The main disadvantage is their insistence on soiling the water bowl/s every day, whether they need a dump or not. Otherwise they make delightful pets and one can spend hours just watching them get up to their crazy shenanigans. They are very easy to breed and eat anything.
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby CrotalusCo » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:01 pm

Just thought I would share

Currently there are known to be
T+ Cottonmouth
T- Cotton
Leucistic Cotton
Hypo Cotton Eastern and Western
White Sided Cotton
Axanthic Cottonmouth

I produced the only Hypo Western Cotton in 07 Breedings to expand this morph are underway
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Re: albino cottons?

Postby fredsmith » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:06 pm

Wow. They're impressive.
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