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2016 Season Rhino Ratsnakes X 2007 F1 Guangxi Male x ~2010 LTC Guangxi Province Female This pairing combines a 2007 offspring from a pair of Wild Caught animals we received in February 2005 with a Wild Caught female I received as a color-changed subadult in 2013. Both animals trace back to Guangxi Province, China. ------------------------------------------- X 2007 F1 Guangxi Male x 2011 Blue Line Female
This pairing combines a 2007 offspring from a pair of Wild Caught animals we received in February 2005 with a female I produced in a 2011 clutch from the famous F1 1997 Blue animals produced by Klaus Schulz from Vietnamese stock. Both her mother and father developed outstanding blue, and were long-lived: her father died in 2012, and her mother is still alive, and looking great.Pairings_files/DSCF2169.JPGPairings_files/DSCF2038.JPGPairings_files/DSCF2037.JPGPairings_files/DSCF2032.JPGshapeimage_14_link_0shapeimage_14_link_1shapeimage_14_link_2shapeimage_14_link_3
Status: No Observed Copulations as of 3/26/16 Status: Copulations Observed Variable Kingsnakes X 2001 Lemke Striped Male x 2011 3/4 Vivid Female #1
This pairing combines a 2001 Lemke-line striped Milk Snake phase male produced by Mike Enyeart and a 2011 peach/ buckskin female produced by Jason Stevens from a Vivid-line dam and a VividxApplegate-line sire. 

This line of striped leonis appears to date to at least the early 1990s, and acts as a dominant or incomplete dominant trait, though with the striping gene only evidenced phenotypically in Milk Snake phase offspring. It will be a few years before I will be able to test breed to determine whether leonis phase offspring carry, but do not visually show, this trait. In Milk Snake phase offspring, the degree to which a given animal is striped can vary from a single elongated blotch, to an essentially full-body stripe/ reverse stripe apperance; the strongest striping has been observed when both parents are related to this lineage.

The female is a sibling to the other females this male is being paired with this season, and while leonis phase, was sibling to several Milk Snake phase animals. Pairings_files/thayeri31.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Dam%20%28Vivid%29.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Sire%20%28Vivid%20x%20Apple%29.JPGshapeimage_20_link_0shapeimage_20_link_1shapeimage_20_link_2
------------------------------------------- Status: Copulations Observed X 2001 Lemke Striped Male x 2011 3/4 Vivid Female #2
This pairing combines a 2001 Lemke-line striped Milk Snake phase male produced by Mike Enyeart and a 2011 wide-blotched leonis female produced by Jason Stevens from a Vivid-line dam and a VividxApplegate-line sire. 

This line of striped leonis appears to date to at least the early 1990s, and acts as a dominant or incomplete dominant trait, though with the striping gene only evidenced phenotypically in Milk Snake phase offspring. It will be a few years before I will be able to test breed to determine whether leonis phase offspring carry, but do not visually show, this trait. In Milk Snake phase offspring, the degree to which a given animal is striped can vary from a single elongated blotch, to an essentially full-body stripe/ reverse stripe apperance; the strongest striping has been observed when both parents are related to this lineage.

The female is a sibling to the other females this male is being paired with this season, and while leonis phase, was sibling to several Milk Snake phase animals. Pairings_files/DSCF2074.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Dam%20%28Vivid%29_1.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Sire%20%28Vivid%20x%20Apple%29_1.JPGshapeimage_25_link_0shapeimage_25_link_1shapeimage_25_link_2
Status: Copulations Observed ------------------------------------------- X 2001 Lemke Striped Male x 2011 3/4 Vivid Female #3
This pairing combines a 2001 Lemke-line striped Milk Snake phase male produced by Mike Enyeart and a 2011 buckskin/ orange leonis female produced by Jason Stevens from a Vivid-line dam and a VividxApplegate-line sire. 

This line of striped leonis appears to date to at least the early 1990s, and acts as a dominant or incomplete dominant trait, though with the striping gene only evidenced phenotypically in Milk Snake phase offspring. It will be a few years before I will be able to test breed to determine whether leonis phase offspring carry, but do not visually show, this trait. In Milk Snake phase offspring, the degree to which a given animal is striped can vary from a single elongated blotch, to an essentially full-body stripe/ reverse stripe apperance; the strongest striping has been observed when both parents are related to this lineage.

The female is a sibling to the other females this male is being paired with this season, and while leonis phase, was sibling to several Milk Snake phase animals. Pairings_files/thayeri41.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Dam%20%28Vivid%29_2.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Sire%20%28Vivid%20x%20Apple%29_2.JPGshapeimage_30_link_0shapeimage_30_link_1shapeimage_30_link_2
Status: Copulations Observed ------------------------------------------- X 2011 3/4 Vivid Male #2 x 2012 Vivid Intermediate Female
This pairing combines a 2011 Milk Snake phase male produced by Jason Stevens from a Vivid-line dam and a VividxApplegate-line sire and a 2012 orange/ buckskin intermediate  phase female produced by Jason Stevens from a Vivid-line dam and a Vivid-line sire. Pairings_files/thayeri21.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Dam%20%28Vivid%29_3.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Sire%20%28Vivid%20x%20Apple%29_3.JPGPairings_files/DSCF2173.JPGPairings_files/2012%20Dam%20%28Vivid%29.JPGPairings_files/2012,%202013%20Sire%20%28Vivid%29.JPGshapeimage_35_link_0shapeimage_35_link_1shapeimage_35_link_2shapeimage_35_link_3shapeimage_35_link_4shapeimage_35_link_5
Status: Copulations Observed ------------------------------------------- X 2012 Hibbitts Male #1 x 2012 Gray/ Green Female
This pairing combines a 2012 orange male produced by Troy Hibbitts from pairing animals produced by Brad Alexander and Robert Hansen, and a 2012 gray/ green leonis phase female produced by Jonel Lopez from his aberrant green Chris Baubel male and a buckskin female produced by Robert Hansen. Melanistic animals (a recessive trait) have been produced from the male’s lineage.

Photos of the maternal grandmother and grandfather by Jonel Lopez.Pairings_files/DSCF2119.JPGPairings_files/DSCF2016_1.JPGPairings_files/IMG_1151.JPGPairings_files/IMG_1150.JPGshapeimage_40_link_0shapeimage_40_link_1shapeimage_40_link_2shapeimage_40_link_3
Status: Copulations Observed ------------------------------------------- X 2011 3/4 Vivid Male #1 x 2012 Rose Jaguar Female
This pairing combines a 2011 orange leonis male produced by Jason Stevens from a Vivid-line dam and a VividxApplegate-line sire, and a 2012 rose-colored jaguar leonis phase female produced by Jonel Lopez from his orange jaguar male and a 2006 
buckskin female produced by Chris Baubel. 

Photos of the maternal grandmother and grandfather by Jonel Lopez.Pairings_files/thayeri11.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Dam%20%28Vivid%29_4.JPGPairings_files/2011%20Sire%20%28Vivid%20x%20Apple%29_4.JPGPairings_files/DSCF2211-1.JPGPairings_files/IMG_1152.JPGPairings_files/IMG_1153.JPGshapeimage_45_link_0shapeimage_45_link_1shapeimage_45_link_2shapeimage_45_link_3shapeimage_45_link_4shapeimage_45_link_5
Status: Copulations Observed ------------------------------------------- X 2012 Hibbitts Male #2 x 2011 Yellow/ Green Vermilya Female
This pairing combines a 2012 orange male produced by Troy Hibbitts from pairing animals produced by Brad Alexander and Robert Hansen, and a 2011 intermediate phase female produced by John Lassiter from a pair of Dan Vermilya-line animals. Melanistic animals (a recessive trait) have been produced from both the male and female’s lineage.Pairings_files/DSCF2080-2.JPGPairings_files/DSCF2204.JPGshapeimage_50_link_0shapeimage_50_link_1
Status: Male is interested, but no observed copulations yet. Boid Projects X ~2005 Male Halmahera x 2005 Female Halmahera
This pairing combines a male imported as a young adult in the spring of 2008, with a female imported in the first few months of life back in the spring of 2006. 

As the only described species of python that hasn’t yet been successfully bred in captivity (all eggs have thus far been infertile, or otherwise failed to hatch), my expectations are very low, but there have been some encouraging signs.Pairings_files/DSCF2017.JPGPairings_files/DSCN1793.JPGshapeimage_56_link_0shapeimage_56_link_1
Status: Nothing Definite ------------------------------------------- X LTC Red / Orange Male x LTC Dark Female This pairing combines long-term captive Solomon Island Tree Boas 
(Candoia bibroni australis) imported in late May 2014. The female showed substantial follicle development in August 2015, and appears to have ovulated in March 2016. 
Her post-ovulation shed was in late March. There’s no clear data regarding the time between shed and partuition in this species available, but it seems likely to be 5-6 months; I’m hopeful for healthy babies in September or October. Status: Appears to be Gravid ------------------------------------------- X LTC Pinecrest, CA Male x LTC Pinecrest, CA Female This pairing combines long-term captive Rubber Boas (Charina bottae), 
both collected in Pinecrest, California. 

Subsequent to brumation and repeated pairing the female appears to be developing three large follicles. The gestation time for this species is relatively short; 
hopefully some healthy offspring in August or September. Status: Significant Follicle Development ------------------------------------------- X 2004 Box Canyon Male x 2004 Box Canyon Female #1
This pairing combines F1 Rosy Boas (Lichanura orcutti) descended from stock collected in Box Canyon (Orocopia Mountains), Riverside County, California. 
They were produced in 2004 by Jerry Hartley of LocalityRosys.com.

Last season this female produced three spectacular neonates and a stillborn. 
Hopefully some healthy offspring in September.Pairings_files/rosyfem1neo.JPGshapeimage_71_link_0
Status: Copulations Observed ------------------------------------------- X 2004 Box Canyon Male x 2004 Box Canyon Female #2
This pairing combines F1 Rosy Boas (Lichanura orcutti) descended from stock collected in Box Canyon (Orocopia Mountains), Riverside County, California. 
They were produced in 2004 by Jerry Hartley of LocalityRosys.com.

Last season this female slugged out; she has had several confirmed copulations this season. Hopefully some healthy offspring in September.Pairings_files/rosyfemlock.JPGshapeimage_76_link_0
Status: Copulations Observed