Yes amen to that! Angel Auria will always live on with each generation! . And btw, I had an aunt named Carmen! I always liked that name!
Okay, so the key thing with red factor on anery types is that its primary area of effect is in the ground color, between the saddles. None of the aneries you showed have any pink between the saddles of the neck. Red factor would be showing there first.
I don’t disagree. There is actually a pink/red tone on the head and neck in the ground color portion of Legacy and of Carmen. It isn’t showing in the photos. They have only just had their second shed so I’m certainly not ruling it out for anybody at this point. The sire is RF Strawberry Granite from VMS so RF is expected.
I’ll try and get a current pic which shows the tint on their heads. Meanwhile, here’s one of Legacy when he first hatched. You can see the beginning of what appears to be RF coloration in his headstamp. (I’ve done no editing other than cropping and labeling. )
I look forward to the updated photos!
Discussing with a friend who also has a VMS line red factor and apparently Sean’s line is a ‘slow developer’ and can take up to 6 months to really start showing up. The lines near me and that I’ve personally worked with have all been strong showers from hatching. There’s a good chance they’re separate genes, but good luck to us ever figuring that one out.
Yes, Sean warned me about that, lol. I’m planning to hang onto these babies until I can tell one way or the other. I have a few 2yo RF animals from VMS who will be paired for the first time next year. I’ve got several projects which will mean holding onto quite a few for quite a while. With your beautiful dark Charcoals, you know how that goes!
That’s a very intriguing thought. I certainly don’t have any answers to that puzzle.
I’ve got one. These babies were fed Wednesday and are mostly still hidden away digesting. Carmen was lying where I could get a picture without bothering her, though she didn’t stay there. It still doesn’t adequately capture the reddish coloration I can see beginning to show in the ground color on her head and neck. At least it does show that there is a difference between the ground color on the front of her body compared to her more caudal section. I will try again in a couple of days. And apparently will keep trying for a few months!