Hi guys, so I know a lot of people are asking for help identifying hatchlings right now, but I’ve got some strange and unexpected things going on in several clutches this year… along with a few combos that I’ve never produced before. So I’ll start with the combos before I get to the weird stuff, alright?
The pairing for these babies was Leopard Spider het Pied x Enchi het Pied:
I think the two on the left are Stingerbees (Enchi Spiders), but I’m not sure about the one on the right. Maybe it’s just a Spider?
Now this next group was from a Cinnamon het Pied (the het hasn’t been proven yet on her). She’s been locking with an Enchi Pied for the last two years, but I briefly paired her with a Leopard het Pied (proven het) back in 2018 and I think she decided his genes were better. No Enchis in the clutch, just two normals and these guys:
I think the two on the left are Cinnamon Leopards and the one on the right is just a Cinnamon, but I’d love some input from others who’ve produced the combo before. Not too worried about which ones are het for Pied and which aren’t.
Now on to the weird stuff.
What is this? Besides Leopard, because I think there’s definitely something else going on here. Maybe trick, het paint, or shatter? Idk.
The pairing that produced this girl was Leopard Spider het Pied x Pastel? het Pied. The question mark is because I’m not entirely sure what she is either. Pics of the parents:
The female was sold to me as an Enchi het Pied. I disproved that last year by pairing her with an Enchi Pied. I got no Super Enchis and a few babies that looked like Pastel Enchis.
That aside, she’s always some oddly busy looking babies and I’ve always suspected something else was at play with her. Never could put my finger on it.
Anyway, here’s more of the clutch. There was one other leopard. It’s not as dark or as crazy, but it is still vary busy. This one also has good train tracks while the other doesn’t.
I also got this guy, who looks pretty normal for a Pied until you notice a splotch of pastel on one side.
I think that splotch of pastel is judging us. Also kinda wondering if he has Leopard. Time will tell, as I plan on keeping and breeding him.
Then we have these three:
The one on the left is far brighter and busier than the other two, so maybe he has pastel? He doesn’t look like a typical pastel leopard spider, but nothing this girl puts out looks typical.
There was also a single gene spider in the clutch, nothing too special about her, but she is cute.
So what do y’all think? I’m open to all kinds of opinions at this point. I thought breeding this girl would help me figure out what she is, but after two clutches I’m more perplexed than ever!