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The white spots


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Posted by TravisG on April 20, 2003 at 21:56:15:

In Reply to: Your pic and description of the white . . .> posted by terryp on April 19, 2003 at 20:44:40:

I have seen this in a lot of obsoleta, mostly grey, black, and Tx. I wouldnt let this shy me away from breeding though:) Nice looking snake, hope you decide to produce some locality snakes.


:spots could fit the definition of piebald. You'd have to do that thing I mention to your posts now and then called breeding. You need to breed him to a female preferably (not required) from the same locality to keep your bloodline locality black rat snakes. Then raise up the het (if its a trait) offspring back to the parent male to prove or disprove if the spots are a trait. That would show up on the offspring. Shannon Brown is doing that right now with a Davis Mt. locale Texas Baird's rat snake he collected a couple years ago. He has about three months before he finds out.

::
::Thanks Terry,
:: The KY locale snake is really growing! Have you any idea on the white spots? Just curious.
::Brian

::That albino black rat snake you got from Dwight is looking real nice. Your black rat snake is turning out looking real good and healthy. I can hardly believe he was the little hatchling you collected and posted pics.





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