Colour mutations and varieties

Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Rolf » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:13 am

Hi guys, thought you might like to see this picture I took of some of the house snakes a have been selectively breeding for a few years now! Such an amazing variety of colours!!!!

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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Spoon » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:24 am

Wow those are awesome! :-) I love brown house snakes
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Fooble » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:36 am

Very nice.

What are the colour morphs you are working with?
normals , albinos , ghost /blue grey?
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Rolf » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:34 pm

Yeah those are the colour morphs; you will notice the different colour varieties between the morphs especially the albinos
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby jka » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:24 pm

Very cool snakes! House snakes rule, where are you situated?
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Rob » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:53 pm

Nicely done Rolf, you've been at this for a few years now.
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby slangman » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:54 pm

very nice indeed mate . I personally adore the red housies !!
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby mgiddings » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:39 pm

Those are some nice housies!
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Rolf » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:09 pm

yeah it's taken the better part of 4-6 years, looking forward to what comes out in the years to come, i am situated in durban
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Groenslang » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:42 pm

Man, this thread makes me miss my house snake like crazy!
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Cradle of life » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:06 am

My mate Rowan Mattig caught the first known albino brown house in kloof. He went into a "share the babies" partneship with a well know person who is probably on this forum. The snakes bred but all the babies "died" according to the partner, my mate is still waiting for his share of the babies even though there are now plenty available that originated from his female years ago. Sad story for me :(
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby JPWittstock » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:04 pm

Cradle of Life,

The female that Rowan caught was not the first albino caught. Gavin had been breeding them for ages before that.
Think you have the story monumentally cocked up boet, that female died egg bound in its second season. A pair of hets from the first season were taken and given to a reputable breeder in exchange for some other indigenous snakes.

Here is a picture of that snake a week or so before she died in Rowan's possession.

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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:22 pm

It's lovely to see all the color forms together in a pile.
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby Bushviper » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:32 pm

Yeah the first albino house snakes were bred many years ago and in total about 4 different albinos have been caught in Durban area as well as two in Pretoria and one in Nelspruit. The picture in Bill Branch's book was taken after the first ones were bred and that was published in 1988 already.
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Re: Colour mutations and varieties

Postby TonyK » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:06 am

They sure are different but would a true albino not have pink eyes?These all seem to have some pigment.
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