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Here comes a curve ball!

Guess I’m not done yet after all! Opened up this enchi het albino girl’s tub last night to feed her to find that she had shed and started glowing. I stopped pairing this girl up months ago as she was the smaller of the two girls and didn’t feel much development going on. Just goes to show you that just when you think you’ve got ball pythons figured out it’s pretty much guaranteed they’ll throw you a curve ball!

Sometimes plans change!

Any ball python breeder that’s been doing this for a few years probably knows what it’s like to spend hours if not days mapping out and deciding their possible pairings at the beginning of each season.  They also probably know what it’s like to throw that plan out the window on a moment’s whim!  I had my albino projects mapped out a few years ahead beginning in 2010.  In 2010 I produced my male albino spider.  I then planned to breed him to one of my black pastel girls with the hope of hatching out a black pastel spider het albino.  I did hit one of those in 2012, but it was a female.  Instead I held back a male black pastel het albino with the intention of breeding him to both of my albino girls this season to produce some black pastel albinos, and then my years of planning went out the window! I picked up this butter het albino a couple of months ago, he’s out of quarantine and locking up with my big 3000+ gram albino girl who is well into development.  She laid 10 eggs for me in 2012, so here’s hoping for a good clutch of albino butters, which will definitely go well with the various het albino morph girls I’m already raising up! 😀