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Posted by Bill Parks on May 14, 2003 at 15:46:46:
In Reply to: The "Pearlescent Boa" posted by boaphile on May 13, 2003 at 18:21:28:
:Three years ago when this little fellow was born I didn't think that what
: he had going on would be genetic. This is the original "Pearlescent Boa".
: I did not give him a name when I originally produced him as my assumption
: was that everything that he has going on there probably was not genetic except
: the fact that I knew he is a Hypo. Some scoffed even at the idea that he was
: a hypo. Note the wild two tone color of the scales creeping up his sides.
: This is reminiscent of the now deceased "Pearl Boa" which had never
: been proven genetic or not looked.
:His parents were a typical "Orange Tail" Hypo and a Pastel Bloodline
: female from my original Pastel Dream bloodline. Last year I tried to breed
: him back to his mother. She had slugs and unfortunately died about three months
: later due to birth complications. I thought this was really my best chance
: to see more offspring like this "Screamer Hypo". Well this year
: he bred "The Monster Tail" female. She is pictured below:
:She is the antithesis of everything that he is. She has huge pattern. She
: is rich in color. Big fat unBOAlievable Tail AND she is NOT a Pastel. She
: is totally unrelated to the "Pearlescent Boa" shown at the top of
: the page. Despite all these facts she produced the offspring shown below.
: Here she is below with some of the babies:
:Well it's obvious that EVERYTHING that this male has is genetic. Here are
: a few kids for you to enjoy:
:Guess what? It's doesn't appear only in the Hypos.
:It is certainly the most dramatic in the Hypos but lots of these weird patterns
: are also in the non-Hypos.
:For now these animals will all be content to reside here at the "Boa
: Black Hole" where they belong. By the way... lest any of you wonder if
: this inverse weird stripe may still be linked to the Hypo trait. These babies
: above are great great grandchildren of my original Pair of Boas I first bred
: in 1985 with their babies being born February 17th, 1986. They are Pastel
: Dream animals from my original and best Pastel Dream bloodline. The baby below
: was born this morning. May 13th, 2003. He is also a great great grandchild
: of my original pair. He does not have one drop of Hypo blood running through
: his veins. He is pure 100% SECOND generation Ivory PASTEL Anerythristic. Every
: single baby in his litter IS a Pastel. That is 17 Ivory Anerythristics and
: 10 het for Anerythristic Pastels.
:The common thread again; Both are from my original Pastel Dream bloodline
: and fourth or fifth removed cousins! This inverse stripe and resulting pattern
: anomalies are a PASTEL bonus! Still don't believe in the POWER of the Pastel
: Dreams? I am a believer but then that comes as no surprise does it?
:So what do you think? Like any of these little babies I had?