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Posted by terryp on April 21, 2003 at 09:39:46:
In Reply to: The white spots posted by TravisG on April 20, 2003 at 21:56:15:
Tx rat snakes breeding. You have one of the nicest orange morph Tx that Dwight Good has produced. Dwight's orange morphs are one of the best bloodlines. Nice to see yours breeding. Thanks for the input on the white spots. You've seen quite a few obsoleta. I've seen it on snakes before, but not as large as the on the one in the pic Brian posted. It is usually just a little on the scale edges it seems to me. It can be more pronounced in some snakes I'm sure. Good luck and let us know if the ornage morph drops a clutch. Del's had some breeding activity with the catenifers so far. I'll let you know when or if she drops eggs. Del gave her a cooler and 3 week longer brumation this year. She and the male came out alot hungrier this year. She's been eating everything from the start.
: 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.
::: :::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. :
::: The KY locale snake is really growing! Have you any idea on the white spots? Just curious.
:::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. :