Crested Geckos, Ball Pythons, Carpet Pythons
Carpet Python Collection
Red Phase Coastal - Line B
This is a female I picked up in 2005 or 2006 I believe. She produced one clutch for me, the 2007 clutch when she was paired with "Liger" (my unknown lineage Tiger type coastal).
Unfortunately she died while gravid the following breeding season (2008).
Liger - This male is not a red phase, but is the sire of all the babies in this album. He appears to be a tiger, although I have no history on him. Since he looks LIKE a tiger, I call him Liger. lol
Female 2 - This snake is a very nicely colored, but regular pigmented tiger type. She was sold to a friend shortly after this photo was taken.
This is a red phase tiger (or "liger") male. This snake is absolutely outstanding and will be paired with a clutchmate in 2012. The female could have gone this year, but being a coastal and being the only one from the line, I want to give her plenty of time to mature.
Male 3 - This is a red phase tiger type male.
Male 7 - This is what I'd probably consider an in-between, as it has plenty of black, but also a bit of red showing through. This is where it gets difficult to argue that the red phase is inherited in a dominant manner.
Female 4 - This is a semi-striped "in-between" phase female. Note the heavy striping on the sides and the dorsal pattern, which is essentially a wide broken stripe. This type of snake is obviously carrying striped genetics, and will most likely produce a number of outstanding tigers if bred to a nicely striped male.
Male 2 - This is an in-between, showing just a bit of red in the black part of the pattern. Red phase coastals vary tremendously in the amount of red exhibited inside the black pattern, ranging from no black at all to almost no red.
Male 2 - This is the "reddish" one at about six months of age. This snake was sold, but went on to keep this color, although the tan part of the pattern became more yellow as he matured.
Female 1 - This is the one I held back. This is before her first shed. I thought she was going to be a normal colored one, but she was actually a very deep dark rust color. This snake is very yellow and bronze now.
Male 3 - This is a red phase tiger type at about six months. This snake had a lot of red compared to some of his siblings. The striping on this snake is outstanding considering his mothers pattern.
This is a red phase female pictured at six months. This snake is now ready to breed, although I will most likely wait for the 2012 season - mom was young and died from reproductive complications, so I want to make sure this girl does well.
Male 7 - This is a regular colored tiger type at 6 months. This snake has some aberrant striping, but is clearly carrying the gene and will likely produce very striped offspring if paired with a similar female.