Blue BHS

Blue BHS

Postby Durban Keeper » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:34 pm

Hatched this little beauty out a few weeks ago...

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Just thought I'd show him off :)
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby D@RRYL » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:48 pm

They are really nice colour variation, was surprised at the drop in rand value of these beauties.

Well done on your breeding , always a pleasure breeding housies, and a must in all snake collections.
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Wolf777 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:23 pm

Always cool to see indigenous, very pretty snakes they are.
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Groenslang » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:04 pm

D@RRYL wrote: was surprised at the drop in rand value of these beauties.


Gotta agree with you Darryl! I really do not understand why house snake morphs are so under valued?! I got a pair of stunning albinos for R500 the other day, that is what Amel corns are gong for here the last time I saw, and they are a dime a dozen. It is a shame that our indigenous specimens are not getting the deserved attention. If I had to choose, I'd sell all my animals except for the indigenous stuff.

Very good looking hatchling DK! What do the parents look like?
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Fooble » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:14 pm

Groenslang wrote:
Gotta agree with you Darryl! I really do not understand why house snake morphs are so under valued?! I got a pair of stunning albinos for R500 the other day.


Shame man sounds like you got ripped off by some goon! ;)


To be honest i have never seen the thing about the "blue" house snakes neither can i see the justification in their price i've seen them go for ridiculous prices in the past R1000+.
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Groenslang » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:19 pm

Fooble wrote:Shame man sounds like you got ripped off by some goon! ;)


Nah, to be honest he was a skater dude and you know how we boertjies dislike them people, so I was glad doing him in! The best part is that the actually tjop fed them for me for like 3 months! :lol:

I think that with line breeding and a little more time, it is one of those morphs that will truly come into its own.
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Fooble » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:22 pm

Having said that, Would be interesting to see what comes from your little morph DK.
Home grown morph cultivation is always an interesting thing.
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby _THEO_ » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:01 pm

I had a baby blue bhs about two years ago but after it shed a couple of times it was normal. I'll post a pic when I'm home
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby _THEO_ » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:11 pm

This is a wild caught baby. It shed twice and after the second shed it was a a deep red normal brown house. Let's hope yours stays blue. :)
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:27 pm

Theo, I think DK's one is the blue morph which has already been proven recessive.

Am I right?

The are also called hypos and look like they are permanently about to shed.
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Snakes4Africa » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:53 pm

I proved the blue/grey house snakes as recessive a few years ago. Initially they sold for R2000 each, as they were new on the market, but supply and demand are the deciding factors when it comes to price!
They are not as strikingly beautiful as the yellow albinos, but are most certainly beautiful in their own way.
Indigenous prices will always come down quickly (locally) due the the permit restrictions. Sadly.
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Re: Blue BHS

Postby Rodwraylva » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:18 am

DK, could you give an update picture?
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