- How many years have you been breeding boas?
I got my first baby pair to try to make some sunglows in 2009! I went through alot of trial and error and finally got my first litter in 2016.
- What is your favorite co-dominant gene in boas?
The right hypo really makes a difference!
And also how about recessive and co-dominant combo?
I love sunglows, and img t+ boas
Sterling I’ll be adding img and vpi to… thats my next big speciality project.
- What is the best knowledge you have learned breeding boas?
Raise your boas up from babies! Usually when you get older animals, you’re getting someone else’s problems. Raise them slow too, they can’t handle alot of food. 4 years + for breeding is ideal.
- How would you recommend one gets started on the road to breeding?
Get the best equipment you can, and buy the best quality you can. It takes 4 or 5 years to raise a female Boa, its nice to be able to love looking at it! Boas give what you put in, so don’t buy cheap and expect to make amazing animals. Plus your odds will be so much better if you invest in a visual recessive or a nice combo. Stay away from possible hets for the same reason, if you can. Nothings worse than waiting almost 5 years for a possible het to not prove out or a litter where one 1 or 2 are visuals of what you want, especially if you have a small scale operation.
- What is your mindset about investing into breeding stock?
A few females a year adds up! Just don’t forget to get your males later down the line too A few boas can make a ton of babies so dont think quantity matters, worry more about your genetic odds instead… mentioned above always look into odds and maybe save up a littttle more and get a killer quality.
I’ll get to the last part after work!