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Posted by hotshot on April 30, 2003 at 09:19:54:
In Reply to: this is a lavender california king..... posted by snakepimp on April 30, 2003 at 08:52:23:
But the one you posted first could have some lavender influence. It looks to be a coastal phase because of the yellow coloration and pattern. However the brown is pretty purplish in color and could be due to a possible lavender influence. That is the problem with all the breeding going on. Say a person is breeding a cali king for lavenders and comes up with 50% true lavenders and the rest are "by-products", or not so true lavenders. They may appear to be a normal coastal phase at birth and will be het for lavender. The lavender influence may or may not start showing up somewhat during the course of the snakes life. The only way to actually see if this is lavender influence is to breed it and find out what kind of offspring it throws.
I have seen lots of corns and cali kings that are weird colors and such because of the breeding programs to produce a certain morph of snake. There will always be some type of by-product snake in such a breeding program and these are usually sold off at cheaper prices.
Just my opinion though, and Im no expert.
Regardless, it is a nice looking king!