yah whoooo - Calico BHP

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  1. bowdnboy

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    G'Day all

    I just woke this morning to my 5yr old male BHP shed over night. Surprise Surprise, Hes starting to go Calico on me!!!!!!!!

    Him and his sister brought originally as normal QLD BHP's (Nth QLD - Atherton tablelands), no Calico gene present as far as I was told.

    Hopefully over his next few sheds he lose even more pigment. Only thing is now will have to wait till after winter...

    His sister is still heavilly in shed. Fingers crossed!

    Check out the pics

    Cheers

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    He's a beauty! :)
     
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    Wow how lucky is that. It will be interesting to see what he looks like after a few more sheds.
     
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    I dont get it how all of a sudden they change but beautiful snake mate
     
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    A very beautiful snake indeed, can't wait to see more changes! Best of luck with the sister too :)
     
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    Thanks guys, yes heres hoping for her as well. Still hasnt shed yet.

    Woody, Perhaps read this on Dens site on Calico, It will explain it better than I can here n now.

    Cheers

    Calico Blackheaded Python
     
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    thats a sad looking python,you better sell to me for $50 :p :p
     
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    haha jacorin...............thanks for the offer...lol.

    But I think I'm going to hang onto him................
     
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    UPDATE

    My male Calico shed again over night. A bit strange considerring I havnt fed them for a while now. Anyway, has lost a lot more.

    Cheers

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    Although still has a lot of pigment towards the head, you can clearly see where it it starting to go. A lot more compared to before shed
    Before:

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    Looking good! A couple more sheds and it'll probably be done. I love the look of calicos.
     
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    Beau-ti-ful!!!!
     
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    WOOOW. You are lucky luckyyyy congrats :)
     
  13. very nice! what a wounderful surprise :D
     
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    So jealous!!! I would just be happy with a BHP haha
     
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    Thanks all, will be interesting to see if he goes completely Calico and loses all pigment (except for the head of course)

    Can I hear from others who have had their BHP's turn - how many sheds did it take for theres to go completely??
     
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    Looks like you threw him in the washing machine with bleach lol.

    I hope mine doesn't do that. I like the stripes.

    Glad you're happy though. Enjoy!
     
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    Muhahahaha and I own one of his prodigy! She's so cute.
     
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    Not gonna lie but honestly I don't find it overly attractive. Give me a nice strong marking BHP any day of the week.

    Glad you're happy with it though, will be interesting to see how it turns out.
     
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    This is that snakes hatchling.

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    Pic didn't work but I do know how they start of normal and they change at sexual maturity or a bit later. I have 2 normal blackhead's and I prefer them over the "Calico"

    The Calico on dens site that is on the sand, I'd have a couple but unfortunately they don't all go like that.
     
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