2014 season

2014 season

Postby Bushviper » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:03 pm

This season we used a few new boas and the results were pleasing. Heidi is really stepping it up each year. Next years breeding has already been planned.

This snake was imported for resale but needless to say when it landed "someone" shouted shotgun and it became one of the collection. It is a Lipstick coral sunglow motley. the name has been shortened to "Woer woer boa".

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He managed to produce a few nice babies but obviously the slugs were all the sunglows because there was only one sunglow and I shouted shotgun on this one for me.
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Now even though motley and salmon/hypo are both co-dom genes the male could only pass on either salmon or motley but not both. To make salmon motleys you have to use an motley on a salmon and for a sunglow motley you have to use a sunglow on an albino motley and get a single co dom gene from each parent and the recessive gene from both parents.

The coral and lipstick are line bred traits and even though the father is diffused with coral I dont know how you see lipstick. It does make him very pretty though. The albino motley babies are obviously a cut above the others you see on the market because of this.

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Then there are some babies from another coral line. Many people claim to have corals but if you look at what this baby looks like there is no doubt. People say you have to wait months to be sure but I am pretty sure this is way prettier than any other albinos at a month old. If you get offered a coral albino and it does not look like this then its probably not a coral.

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Even the motley het albino looks very clean and crisp so possibly the coral does something besides making the orange dots on the albinos?

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I am not too disappointed with this boa season and virtually all the babies ate straight after shedding which is great. Last year we had a few that took ages to start feeding properly. Now I have to find place to keep back a few AGAIN.
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Re: 2014 season

Postby cornell » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:06 pm

Awesome stuff!

Love the sunglow...
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Re: 2014 season

Postby moe » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:12 pm

Ive never really looked at boas and in paticular Rtbs

But seeing these pictures make me want those!!

They are all super stunning congratulations if i were you or Heidi i would probably keep all haha...

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Re: 2014 season

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:47 am

I'm not into boas per se, but I have always found them attractive. That motley het albino is pretty spectacular.
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Re: 2014 season

Postby Mitton » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:20 pm

Don't know how I missed this post.

That shotgun Sunglow is spectacular!
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Re: 2014 season

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:30 am

You know you have some luck when you drop food in on 46 baby boas and only 3 dont eat the first time. I wish I had the same results on my retics. For some reason some have decided eating is something I have to coax them to do. Then of course there are the eating machines amongst them as well.
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Re: 2014 season

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:15 am

Thanks all.

Fortunately that Sunglow is also a male and the keeper albino motley as well. Some interesting projects coming up... Watch this space....
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http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Re: 2014 season

Postby Reynard » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:28 am

Hi Heidi. Long time.

Any nice morphs up for grabs this time round? Looking for hypo or motley. Possibly both. Any BCC or anything other than BCI up for grabs? I'm looking at getting back in.
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Re: 2014 season

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:00 pm

Hi Reynard

Pop past at the expo and come see what I have available. ;-)
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Re: 2014 season

Postby desolwage » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:44 pm

Hi, Bushbaby.
I am VERY new to the boa craze, having had 2 ball pythons for about 10 months now and just bought my first red-tail - a Hypo Motley pos het Lipstick female. The breeder suggested that if I were to get a male, that I should get a Lipstick het Albino. I know this thread is almost 4 years old, but am wondering whether you have anything suitable as a male for sale?
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Re: 2014 season

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:50 pm

Hi Des,

Heidi does not come on this forum very often. Best to try get hold of her through Facebook. Regards, Craig
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