***To make things run smoother I am setting up my store. Please use the link in the navigation bar to see what's currently for sale.*** October 12, 2017
***September 13th update: I got pics of a couple of the snakes that where in shed. See below.
2016-01-03 Female (morph) this gal has a kink in her spine (notice it on the lower left of this pic?) but her pattern is starting to fade; she has good grey & orange colors so she might make a good snake. We'll see.
2016-02-01 Male (morph) This guy qualifies as a morph based on the broken eye stripe & broken pattern. I'm not impressed with the colors. His ventral spots are uniformly dark. Maybe my eye stripe hypothesis is full of crap. We'll see.
2016-02-02 Male (morph) grey & yellow colors, broken patterns. This guy will make a nice grown up.
2016-02-04 Female (typical) This one has morph colors but the pattern isn't really broken. I'm calling it a typical.
2016-02-05 Male (typical) This guy was in shed when I took the first pics but here he is!! Nice.
2016-02-07 Female (morph) she was also in shed when I first took pics but here's an updated look at her.
2016-03-02 Female (morph) Show this one to your rat snake loving buddies and ask them to name the species.
2016-03-03 Male (morph) Here's another one to confuse your pals. Feel free to tell them it's a copper-mouth rattle moccasin or some such crap.
2016-04-01 Female (super freaking typical) This is the snake with weirdly crisp coloration. I know I'm missing something simple about what's going on here but I can't put my finger on it. This isn't axanthic is it?... I don't know what will happen but this snake is a good feeder and a pussy cat to handle so it goes on my "give it one more year" list.
2016-05-01 Female (typical) This little gal didn't want to eat last year and I had to force feed it through the winter. This spring it took off feeding no problem but you'll notice it's half the size of it's siblings. It has typical patterning & colors so I should probably stick this one in the freezer but I put so much work into it that I'll give it another year.
2016-05-03 Male (morph) This is a weird looking snake that I'm calling a morph. Instead of broken patterns it has odd light spots in the center of the first half of its ventral markings. I'm keeping it one more year to see what happens, too.
2016-05-04 Male (morph) This will be a good looking snake when he's grown!
2016-05-05 Male (typical) This guy is pretty good looking but so was I at that age.
2016-06-03 Female (typical) This one is going to be nice & orange.
I will be selling some of these babies over the next few months as I figure out a new breeding plan for next year.
I will also have this year's babies for sale next spring/early summer once they've proven to be hardy, healthy snakes and their colors/patterns start to pop.