NEED SOME HELP ..[P. s. sabae & P. natalensis]

NEED SOME HELP ..[P. s. sabae & P. natalensis]

Postby rooikat » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:20 pm

can anyone give me some help or a link on how to tell the difference between a SABAE SABAE and NATALENSIS ..

Its just that i bought an Afrock but its very unusual in colours ,its very light and also got a very olive green caramel colour to it as well ..

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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rooikat » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:45 pm

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i hope these photos might help ..
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:57 pm

Hiu Rooikat, Nice Snake, is it just me or does the the head look like that of a Burmese though?
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rooikat » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:10 pm

you know what DK it has got very similar markings on the head but the body markings are AFROCK .. what do you think of it DK ??
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby gino » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:17 am

Damn Rooikat, that s very interesting man. The head does look like a burm hey.
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rosshawkins2812 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:23 am

Beautiful animal. To me I'd say its Sebae sebae. The head shields on Natalensis are a lot smaller and there are a lot more of them
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby Quintin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:00 am

Head definately looks like a burm... and i see what you mean! I recon its a hybrid between an afroc and a burm (i know its happened before)... What do you guys think??

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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rosshawkins2812 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:20 am

Have a look at the post under Pythons & Boas by Geneticmorph called My Afroc baby. The markins on the body are so very similar between the Sebae and Natalensis, but hte head shows the real difference
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rooikat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:58 pm

Quintin wrote:Head definitely looks like a burm... and i see what you mean! I recon its a hybrid between an afroc and a burm (i know its happened before)... What do you guys think??

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i see what you mean QUINTIN about your possibility of it being a hybrid ,but surly if it was then the markings would also slightly be different ...
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rooikat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:01 pm

rosshawkins2812 wrote:Beautiful animal. To me I'd say its Sebae sebae. The head shields on Natalensis are a lot smaller and there are a lot more of them

so you think its Sabae Sabae ROSS ?? its just the unusual light olive to caramel colouring thats throwing me off ...
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rooikat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:07 pm

rosshawkins2812 wrote:Have a look at the post under Pythons & Boas by Geneticmorph called My Afroc baby. The markings on the body are so very similar between the Sebae and Natalensis, but the head shows the real difference


And cheers again ROSS , i had a look at that thread MY AFROCK BABY and can see the head marking are the same but the colour is different to mine ...his one is allot darker ..
but i also did hear something about the head scales being different but Ive have yet to find something that would show me pictures of this in the variations in head scales size and count ,,,

would be crazy if it was a hybrid .. not exactly what i paid money for ..
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby Mitton » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:14 pm

I think it is Python sebae, their heads do just look a lot like Burmese, not a hybrid.
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby rooikat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:21 pm

you think its a SABAE ??, it aint a hybrid then ,but you saying their heads look alot burms is exactly what i thought and have seen plenty in photos with those head markings too ..
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby gino » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:28 pm

seeing that no else is checking this post, i have sent the pic to Johan to look at will let you know :)
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Re: NEED SOME HELP ..

Postby Mitton » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:31 pm

Yep, I think the pattern will look different if it was a burm hybrid.
By the way, it is sebae with an e not an a.
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