Different looking Darwins

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  1. bigguy

    bigguy Very Well-Known Member

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    I have been breeding the same line of Darwin Carpets for almost 25 years. I have not introduced a new line in at any time. I bred siblings together this season with 2 clutches of eggs laid.

    The first clutch started hatching about a week ago. The first head to emerge appeared very orange compared to how they normally appear. Just thought to myself it was just a colourful hatchling, but when they finally all emerged I realised something funny had occurred. Some were normal, some really orange and 2 with no patterning at all. IMG_0354.jpg
     
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    thats really cool, would be great to see how they look in a few months after a few sheds.
     
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    Awesome, keep us posted on how they go.
     
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    I love darwins there are some crackers in this clutch
    better then them sun glow things!!!
     
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    Now that is something. I wonder what they will look like as yearlings. The patternless ones are pretty interesting. And there is an obvious difference between the orange and the normal offspring.
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    The lighter ones could end up something like this.

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    That is stunning Ramsayi.
     
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    Looks normal ish ;)
     
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    I guess that when a line is bred back on itself enough times there is sure to be some genetic mutation arise. Nice looking clutch and hope you end up with something special.
     
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    nice Darwins mate, would like to see them in a year or two especially the patternless one.
     
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    awesome darwins would love to see them after a couple of sheds
     
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    Any updates on these guys? I would love to see what they look like after their first shed.
     
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    Thanks I found your post on fb as well. Definitely different. Amazing how bright some of them are :)
     
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    Never really seen many Darwins that I like the look of except a small handfull of albinos.
    But that patternless one looks the goods Bob.
     
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    Beautifull mate...
     
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    After seeing pics of the parents of these stunning hatchlings...
    They certainly are pure Darwins..
    My apologies to the Big guy if I offended etc in my previous post in other thread .
    cheers
    Roger.
     
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