Found more photos of the black Woma from last year. EGGS! LOOK EGGS!
Chris from SnakeRanch has said the hatchlings have all come out normal so far but are close to finding out what is going on with her genes. Hopefully it’ll be good news this year.
this is an interesting project but i’m more interested in the controversy over the Albino spotted’s that’s going on at present.
also speaking of the Ranch , project animals and hyper melanin
dose any one have any recent updates on the Black Princess project? ( hyper melanistic Darwin carpet)
So awesome to see updated photos of this girl! Also I missed out on the controversy pda, what was all that about?
it was all over face book last night, APPARENTLY a lot of breeders who have the albs have had a bad season with a good chunk of all albino offspring produced this season either not making it, or coming out with major deformities , a number of hets have also come out severely deformed too from what i’ve seen of it.
all the animals expressing or carrying the albino gene have came from the same founding male, from Snake ranch.
and a lot to people aren’t happy with what they are seeing with this line, saying that the Ranch hasent exactly been forth coming with the details on the issues that this line has .
a representative from the ranch had been asked to come on one of the radio shows and discuses the issues that’s on every ones mind but have declined the offer , saying that ”we are only out to destroy them”
thing is this mutation is still “brand spanking new”
and judging by the issues seen this season , needs a LOT of work to strengthen the line .
a lot to the anger there is over the fact that people have paid some big money to get these animals, and weren’t adequately informed about any potential issues with them .
clutch deformities are reported to come from
het X het pairings , alb x het pairings , alb X alb pairings.
i don’t know about any het x wild type, or alb WT results.
but there has been a high fatality rate with the animals that were produced this season, reported from a number of different breeders .
and it seams that the Ranch doesn’t want to give anything up on this matter in the way of details , maintaining that “its on a need to know” basis.
that’s the short of it, with out giving specific names etc,
as with any drama in the herp world there is a fair big of politics and mud slinging going on as well as the core issue.
hearing the drama with this line dose make me sad,
it was a project i was hoping to get into at some point,
but but for now is way out of my price range, and hearing that there are so many issues with them, even if i could afford to get in on them, i wouldn’t want to.
maybe in another 5-10 years when they have improved the line ,and IF the price drops i might re consider them, but for now im just keeping my ear to the ground and seeing whats out there.
sorry rebloged it to the wrong blog woops!
I’d missed out on this too, thanks for the info.