I just wanted to post a comparison shot of some NERD line and Barnhart line black pastels that I’ve hatched out. As you can see the Barnhart line is brighter and more orange, while the NERD line animals I’m working with are just plain dark! The Barnhart line black pastels seem to make some extreme combos, like my breeder male black pastel yellowbelly!
The next picture is just a little comparison shot between the two Barnhart line black pastel yellowbellies that I’ve produced this year. On the left is a male that just had his first meal, and on the right is a female that’s about two months old but took a month to start eating. You can see that while she hasn’t put on a lot of size, the orange is really starting to come in.