Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby Eyelash » Wed May 28, 2014 8:53 am

I thought I'd share this pretty (different) Copperhead with you guys. The trait hasn't been proven yet but none the less it remains a very pretty snake.

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Re: Very pretty Copperhead

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 28, 2014 8:59 am

Finally an official post :D

The picture has been floating around for months, but great to see the real deal so to speak.

Congrats and I do hope you prove the trait out!

From my point of view, it does not look like an incubation/gestation related anomaly. Fingers crossed. Only time will tell.
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead

Postby Warren Klein » Wed May 28, 2014 11:12 am

Very interesting. Could this " different" Copper head be Piedbald? The white patch looks transparent like a leucistic. Did you produce this snake Louis?
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead

Postby krah » Wed May 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Very Very Very Cool Louis!!!!
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby Bushviper » Wed May 28, 2014 1:47 pm

Nope this snake popped up in a clutch of babies in Pretoria. The owner did not want them and offered them to me. I do not have space so I asked him to help and Louis went and fetched this snake, the siblings and the parents. Talk about getting a whole breeding project.

This specimen looked weak in the beginning but soon picked up and is now the strongest of the clutch. Who knows what the future holds? I know there has been quite a bit of interest from the US about this animal.
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby JJward7 » Wed May 28, 2014 2:12 pm

Wow that's freaking awesome. Can't wait to see what the future holds for this Lil guy.
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby RaD » Wed May 28, 2014 3:36 pm

good luck guys, we'll all be holding thumbs!!
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 28, 2014 3:44 pm

BV, why on Earth would the breeder not want them?

Or was he looking to sell them for a quick buck without testing the genetics?

Louis, are the rest of the siblings "normal" or do they have slight pattern or colour aberrations?
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby Bushviper » Thu May 29, 2014 12:45 pm

Different strokes for different folks. He did not make a quick buck I can promise you. He sold them very cheaply even for normals.

None of the others show any signs of being different. That makes me think it is genetic. If they have a variety of grades of piebald then I would be worried. The only problem is that the piebald retics, burmese and ball pythons all have pattern mutations as well which this one does not have.

Lets just wait and see. We have nothing to lose.
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby reptile » Fri May 30, 2014 6:07 am

Sorry to ask, probably blind but that white spot on the snake is it permanent, or is it just shed skin?
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby Mitton » Fri May 30, 2014 7:39 am

reptile wrote:Sorry to ask, probably blind but that white spot on the snake is it permanent, or is it just shed skin?

Yes, that is permanent, Google "piebald python" and have a look at the pics, that is what is meant by [Possible Pied].
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Re: Very pretty Copperhead [Possible Pied]

Postby reptile » Fri May 30, 2014 8:38 am

Oh.....Thanks
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