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Posted by teepee on January 05, 2003 at 00:24:33:
In Reply to: Rare color found in only 1% of hatchlings... posted by Accomplice on January 04, 2003 at 15:50:20:
No they don't turn yellow, they usually end up looking orange. The yellow looking ones come from youngsters that look milky white/tan
:That breeder said he gets 30-40 pink skinned alligator snappers out of 3,000-4,000 total hatchlings each year. That makes it about only 1% of the total hatch. He has about 4 adults in his breeding stock that are of the yellow/ gold variety. He believes that these pink babies become the yellow/ gold adults.
:::Here are some comparisons between typical hatchlings and the 'pink skinned' alligator snappers from www.turtlesellers.com