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Posts Tagged ‘dinker’

2010 Lesser Male 04

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

This guy is part of a dinker project I was playing around with.  He was the first lesser I produced with that brownback look to it that didn't resemble any of the other lessers I had produced.  I bred him back to his mother once and 2 more brownback lessers were produced in that cluch but I haven't done anything with this project since. Clutch bp10-5. Please email us about this animal.

Morph: Lesser Platinum
ID: LES-2010-M4
Sex: Male
Hatch Date: 08/19/2010
Weight: 756 grams
Prey: Live Rats
Price: SOLD

Here we go again…

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Back to the usual odds from last year... clutch number two ended up giving me 3.0 lessers, and 3.3 normals.  This was my dinker clutch for the year, and didn't produce anything too abnormal.  I do find it interesting that pretty much all of them have some sort of black backing going on, but at this point I'm thinking it has more to do with selective breeding than any sort of morph gene.  If anyone sees something I'm missing, let me know!  All opinions are welcome!

Clutch number 2 is down…

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

and it's a doozy!  This girl is turning into quite a monster.  She started out with 6 eggs her first clutch, 9 eggs her second clutch (although one was infertile), and now she just laid a whopping 10 eggs!  Hopefully they're all good, I won't have a chance to candle them until later tonight.  This clutch should also let us know for sure if there's anything special going on with her and the brownback lesser she produced in 2010 or if he's just a really nice lesser.  Clutch bp12-2.

Busybee x Brownback 2012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Clutch ID: bp12-2



10 eggs

Results: 3.0 lessers, 3.3 normals

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 04/24/2012
Due: 06/23/2012


Ashe x BPYB 2012

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Clutch ID: bp12-1

SIRE: BPYB-2010-M1


7 eggs

Results: 0.1 black pastel yellowbelly, 1.0 barnhart black pastel, 1.2 yellowbellies, 2.0 normals

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 04/21/2012
Due: 06/20/2012


Two for one deal!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Found this girl ovulating last night before I headed to bed... guess it's time to fire up the incubator real soon!

Got my fingers crossed!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

This is another pairing I'm looking forward to this year.  This male was produced by this girl back in 2010 (clutch bp10-5) and is the only the 'black backed' lesser we've produced at this point.  Is there something going on with the female?  I tried this pairing last year but he didn't figure things out until just before she ovulated so I don't think he got the job done.  No question about it this year!  He's been locking up with her from the start and I haven't paired her up with anyone else.  On top of that, she's getting real close to ovulating already and I feel a good eight or nine follicles in her!

Just dinkin’ around…

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

First clutch is out!  Nothing super exciting, just a dinker clutch that may or may not be something...  We picked this girl up as a wild caught adult back when we first got into ball pythons and two of the hatchlings from her first clutch with us back in 2008 had something different about them.  I've never really successfully captured their look in a picture, but they were just cleaner and brighter looking than the others.  One of those hatchlings was a male and he was bred back to her for this clutch.  Is there something going on here?  I'm really not sure, but they are some interesting hatchlings regardless.  Next year I'll be putting our black pastel yellow belly male with her to see what happens when yellow belly gets thrown in with her genes.

This little guy died in the egg before he started absorbing any yolk, and he's probably the most normal looking of the clutch.


We’re on the right track…

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

for (hopefully) proving this girl out!  If her son got the job done, nine eggs should give us a good chance at figuring out if there's anything special going on here!

Busybee x Corona x Kingpin x Brownback 2011

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Clutch ID: bp11-3



8 eggs, 1 infertile

Results: 3.4 normals, 0.1 lesser

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 05/08/2011
Due: 07/07/2011


Ashe x PIED-PHET-2008-M1 2011

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Clutch ID: bp11-1



7 eggs

Results: 5.1 normals, 1 egg death

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 04/08/2011
Due: 06/07/2011


And there it is!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The ovulation that is!



She’s irresistable…

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Guess I spoke too soon.  Threw her boy in as soon as the kingpin was done last night and here's what I found this morning...

Now I just have to hope that his genes beat out the lesser and kingpin males that have both locked up with her this week!

I’m a slacker!

Monday, March 7th, 2011

I've been working lots of overtime and haven't had a whole lot of free time, I really need to get things caught up on here!  We've had two ovulations so far with a third to come in the next week or so.  It's looking like we're going to have a fewer number of clutches this year, but that's fine by me.  Having an extra sixty mouths to feed last year was a bit of a work load!

If anyone remembers this guy, I was hoping to get him up to size to breed back to his mother this year and find out if there's some het red axanthic floating around in there.  Unfortunately it's looking like she's going to ovulate in the next week or so and he's got no interest in breeding yet.  On the bright side, her being this close to ovulation seems to have been just what the kingpin needed to get things in gear!  Hopefully the results from this clutch will give us a better idea as far as if she's something special or not.

Another mystery…

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Clutch bp10-5 has hatched, and it looks like we may have something of a mystery on our hands.

This little guy (yep, it's a male!) hatched out alongside three of what look like our 'normal' lessers that hatch.  He looks similar to a het red lesser, but everyone I've talked to says not quite the same.  You can bet he'll be going back to his mother as soon as he's breeding size to see if there really is something going on!



Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Look at this male hatchling, he pulled a fast one on us. He poked his head out as a normal, then mingled with his brethren, and picked up some lesser color.

He just didn't want to be a normal, and he is anything but that. This guy is gorgeous, and we can't wait until he has his first shed. Clutch picture of his mates at the end of the post.



More eggs!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Clutch number five is out of the snake and into the incubator!  This will be another clutch of lessers, but maybe with a twist?

Busybee x Corona 2010

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Clutch ID: bp10-5



6 eggs

Results: 2.2 lessers, 1.0 normal

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 6/18/2010
Due: 8/13/2010



Aging like a good scotch?

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Thought I'd post some updated pictures of our single clutch of hatchlings from the 2009 season.

Just out of the egg.

Now, after having shed twice.

It's pretty interesting to see how these three are maturing color wise.  The girl in the middle has been getting more orange with every shed.

On another note, just finished up another 41qt rack today.  I'm really liking the last one I built as far as the larger footprint for the snakes to live in, and it might just be my imagination, but it seems as if they've actually been growing faster in the two months they've been in there.  I built the new rack out of pre-cut melamine shelving to attempt to cut down on build time.  It was quite a bit quicker, basically just had to make a couple of cuts and then screw everything together.  Man is it HEAVY though!  Not satisfied with that part of it.  Back to the drawing board for the next 41qt rack I build.

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