Some of my Amazing Amazons

Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Bushviper » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:04 am

Snakes4Africa wrote:I have 7 adult females, 6 adult males, 4 young females and 3 young males. A total of 20.


You should get more. Especially pretty ones.

Just kidding. I have your one baby here and he eats like a pig. He is getting prettier with age though.

I tossed out my eyelash vipers and put him in their cage. He likes it.
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Snakes4Africa » Tue May 22, 2012 10:49 pm

This year, 2012, I had the best and worse season breeding my Amazons ever. Best number wise, worst due to still-borns and slugs. Sigh. I suppose you have to take the good with the bad.
The worst first. I had a really large female look really good and drop a clutch of slugs. These have no commercial value and were thus discarded.
Then my oldest female who I have had for 11 years died. Sigh. Old age.
My star pair, bright yellows that have previously produced the most stunning red and yellow babies, dropped a clutch of 4 dead babies. FFS!!! All red!! One was alive for a day, then died.
My largest female dropped 5 babies, one deformed and euthenased. Not great, but not terrible.
Another female dropped 4, first litter ever.
A reasonable sized garden phase female dropped 9 babies
The best though was a new addition to the collection who dropped 11 healthy little yellowish babies.

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The red one that lived for a day

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The red still-borns

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The yellow babies

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Reddish Garden phase

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Close-up of a yellow female

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Yellow male
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Scorpion » Wed May 23, 2012 12:58 am

what do you call the babies in 2nd and 3rd photos? Calicoes or what?

I want some of those :) ....yesterday already! ;)
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Snakes4Africa » Wed May 23, 2012 9:31 am

Those in the second photo are stillborn, possibly calicoes but also may not have fully developed colour. In the third photo are a variety of colours, mainly orangey yellow and yellow.
Those in the third photo are available.
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Jantus » Wed May 23, 2012 12:21 pm

Huge congrats on a successful season. Do you have an idea of why you got so many slugs and stillborn?

I really like the reds in the start of your post. The yellows are also very nice!

I've seen some pics of melanistic and leucistic amazons in the US. So many different colors in this species. Really amazing.
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Scorpion » Thu May 24, 2012 12:38 am

I was talking about the 2nd and 3rd photo from the first lot of photos you posted. I am assuming they are part of your collection? That "calico" look is stunning!!! :)
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Snakes4Africa » Thu May 24, 2012 7:45 am

Ah yes. She is called a calico. I have only produced one such animal. The deceased ones in the recent photos are also calicos. Sadly! I'll keep you posted next season if I produce any more.
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Snakes4Africa » Thu May 24, 2012 7:47 am

@ Jantus, the reasons for the stillborn babies is said to be high temperatures towards the end of incubation but this is not 100% certain.
As for the slugs, these are unfertilised eggs and are probably a result the male being too warm over winter.
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Re: Some of my Amazing Amazons

Postby Leopard » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:22 pm

How much are you selling those nice yellow ones for? :D so sorry for your losses but wellk done with all that made it through!
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