Spotted Pythons!!! :)

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    Been seeing loads of new threads on snake species (such as the new "Darwin Thread") and since I haven't seen one yet on Spotted Pythons, I had to start one (I mean, just look at my username... :))! Spotteds in my opinion are great snakes but are massively underappreciated by many breeders, and if it weren't for people like Peter Birch we wouldn't have so many spotted morphs today! I'm working on a new morph project myself with the Spotteds, so I want to see what the community at APS have got! Post all your pics!!!! :D
     
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    I will post some photos tomorrow, but for now I'll just give a quick overview:
    Wildtype spotteds have small speckles of yellow pigment along the flank near to the scutes, so i'm trying to breed for increased yellow in Spotteds on the flank. So far, one female shows promising traits, with yellow pigment along the flanks in small "dots" about 4 scales in size. Also some yellow pigment in eyes (very orangey).
     
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    here is a pic of my little blonde mac from a few months ago, not a great pic but she has partial stripes so she is called GT 20161230_203718 (1).jpg
     
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    Here are some pics! Notice the increased yellow on the flanks and belly:
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    Some more images...

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    And some more...

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    Also, the ventral scutes have more yellow on them too. Bred out of 100% wildtype! No blonde blood,etc.
     
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    What do you guys think of the yellow pigmentation? Please give feedback! :D
     
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    Do you guys think I should continue with this project or not?
     
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    It's up to you mate , we all have our own ideas about what is good or bad. If you want to make spotteds look better ,go for it.My particular thing is trying to improve the pygmy bearded dragon's colour.They start off looking good but fade to grey or blonde too soon, so I'd like to see them maintain their colour.
     
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    Okay, I think I'll continue. 'Cause of limited space I need to make a choice between the albinos or the banana spotted pythons. :)
     
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    I call them Banana Spotteds because my favourite female, the one in the photos, is called Banana! :D My favourite spotted ever!!!
     
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    I'd say go with the banana,plenty of people going albino
     
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    Go the banana.!! She looks amazing with her yellow spots :)
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll go with the Banana... too attached to let go anyway! :)
     
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    As you can see from this photo, the yellow spots of the banana only start showing after a year of age... but if you look closely, they are starting to form already on this baby!!!! :) :) :)

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    Anyone else got some photos to share?
     
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    These are the pics of my ordinary garden variety 5 year old Spotties, no stripes, no Banana's, no Strawberries in fact nothing at all special, yet, i would not swap them for anything, sorry about the quality of the camera phone shots. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) -ronhalling

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    Here is my new and first snake [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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