Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Bushviper » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:01 pm

I have this dream to breed unusual puff adders. This year I got 10 babies which are really stunning and this one has a nice circle on its back. Not all are this bright. The parents are both definitely from Pretoria.

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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Serpy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:08 pm

Wow thats just stunning, really really nice
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Marcel2992 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:09 pm

That is beautiful.. Nice one
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Amphibian » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:42 pm

If you put aside all moral agendas for a moment it is interesting when you consider Puff adders in the pet trade.
For so many reasons they are very appealing animals to keep and have gained a fair amount of commercial value, on top of this they breed prolifically and have for many years been readily and cheaply available on the international market.
So when you consider all of this you have to ask why there are not different morphs of this animal being produced.....because you would bet money they are in the pipelines.
Perhaps it is only a handful of us who are in the dark here and they are being produced, but the pic of the albino BV posted earlier today is the first morph I have ever seen in a Puff adder where as with Night Adders there have been albinos popping up all over the place for a number of years.
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby justinvBreda » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:16 pm

BV that is a very beautiful specimen!! how many from those parents have the same light colouring?
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby gaboon69 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:51 am

Very nice! Pure locality is great. One doesnt see B. arietans in the area as often. Good luck.
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby froot » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:15 am

Very pretty. Don't you just want to pick it up and cuddle it?
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Cradle of life » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:06 pm

Bushviper wrote:I have this dream to breed unusual puff adders. This year I got 10 babies which are really stunning and this one has a nice circle on its back. Not all are this bright. The parents are both definitely from Pretoria.

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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Eyelash » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:23 pm

WOW looking snake BV...
I can't wait for you to start producing some very unusual babies soon...
Just for interest sake...Does anyone still have striped puffies ?
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:40 am

I was led to believe that Pure Venom still had a striped puff adder but that is a wild caught one. The one that Bill Branch photographed for his book escaped apparently and the ones from Transvaal Snake Park all died with fatty livers.

This one is not that different that I am going to get all excited about trying to breed more. It will not stop me from producing locality specific puff adders in future (especially from Rustenburg) in the hope of establishing morphs of this species.
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Groenslang » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:35 am

froot wrote:Very pretty. Don't you just want to pick it up and cuddle it?


Err... No... :smt064 Too much of a wussy to try that yet, but that is a animal with stunning colours!
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Westley Price » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:04 pm

BV, I'm just curious, through all your effort to breed something special from WC puffies, how many "unusual" babies have you held back?

And if there are any, could we please see some pics of them too?
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:19 pm

Westley - zero animals. There have been some attractive ones but nothing you cannot go kick out from under a bush. I am amazed that a snake that has so many babies does not throw out some really strange ones more often.
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:05 am

Keep at it!

Your dedication will pay off sooner or later.

I'm hoping you produce an anery.
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Re: Pretty Pretoria Puffie

Postby poobsta » Sun May 06, 2012 9:28 pm

Sorry to bring an old topic up but what does this snake look like now and have you produced more with the same or similar patterning? And is there any information on more morphs of puff adders besides the known ones,(t+ albino, striped scaleless) I know that recently a 'patternless' was found in kokstad but from what I hear it died(or was sold overseas) .
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