Burmballs...

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Burmballs...

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:30 am

Okay now I know this is a very sensitive topic and people have strong opinions on this topic but let's just forget about the personal feelings on this. I think this is absolutly amazing and did not think that this could have happend.

She have been bred in 2007 by using a female albino burm and a male ball python.

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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Westley Price » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:44 am

Yeah I saw these some time back.

My first thought was that the female must have been the Burm. A male Burm would certainly "hurt" a female Ball due to his size.

It is very pretty. I wonder if the breeder ever paired up this one to a sibling to get albino Burmballs.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby rolandslf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:04 am

Firstly, although a sensitive subject, this particular Board was created for us who enjoy Hybrids, so you have no fear in posting here.

Secondly, this is a cross that has been done often, and started quite some time ago in other parts of the world. There are already third generation babies available in the U.S.A.

Another of the favourite Ball Python crosses is the Wall - Ball x Woma, of which second generation babies are now becoming available.

Ball x Blood has also been done.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:11 am

Wow thats amazing!
But there are no burmballs available in SA yet?
I do have the right "ingredients" but they are not even close to breeding age.
Anyone ever tried it?
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Jaco Smit » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:28 am

Sorry But I am a huge SnakeBytes Fan.

Check out the Morphs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGfQfrn8qIA

Super Ball... I have seen the vid on that from SnakeBytes. But I do not remember which episode it was will post it when I come across it. Will check tonight.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby rolandslf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:02 am

Carla - I am not aware of this being done in S.A. yet.
Once your ingredients get up to scratch, will you be trying it?
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby imperial exotix » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:06 am

Haha im with you Jaco Smit S.B.T.V is the best.I think this snake is one of the best hybrids I have seen and I would love to get my hands on one.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:27 am

Well to be honest I think it would me realy fascinating to do it so yes I might just do it. My pastel male ball is ready but my burm is only a hatchling so it's still a while to go. Also I'm a bit worried about the burmese maybe seeing the ball as food. any chance of that happening?
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby rolandslf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:03 pm

I don't think so. You just give each one a good meal a couple of days before pairing them up and keep an eye on them while they are together.
If your Burm is a hatchling you are looking at about 4 years before trying this.
I for one would be interested in a BurmBall Baby.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Bushviper » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:08 pm

This has been done with retics as well. That I would never have expected.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby rolandslf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:14 pm

Wow, I would also never have expected a Ball crossing with such a big snake as a Retic. I would love to see a photo of the offspring, they must look spectacular what with the Ball patterning and that superb natural patterning of a Retic.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:51 pm

And it's called.... Balltic!

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Apparently they were bred by NERD

This is something different hey!
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Bushviper » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:16 pm

That looks like a Golden child retic and a normal ball python.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Rishaad » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:40 pm

Wow. The burm ball looks pretty good.
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Re: Burmballs...

Postby Kev » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:46 pm

How big do they get? Burmballs that is.
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