Sonoran gopher snake x corn snake hybrids

Back in August I hatched out a small clutch of 5 F1 hybrids. The mother is a long-term captive Sonoran Gopher snake from the Pheonix, Az area who had never been bred. The father is an albino corn snake. My hope was to create hybrids that would be het albino and some time in the future either line breed for albinos or create a separate line that was also het albino to eventually get albinos. Well much to my surprise when the eggs hatched 3 of them hatched out albino and two were normal. Of the babies one was about the size of a newly hatched pure corn snake, 2 were about halfway between the size of a pure baby gopher and a corn. And 2 were about twice the size of the smallest being a little bigger than a pure gopher baby.
The following photos are the two largest ones as of today

These 2 are both very docile and easy going while the other 2 albinos like to bite and show that famous pit attitude.


This is the other 2 albinos… I will post an updated picture of the other normal as soon as he is done shedding…

She gets her bald head pattern from her mother


It’s almost a creepy red Skull on her head, absolutely stunning still though.

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Okay so the other normal finally finished shedding and I wanted to share. He was the first to hatch and next to smallest, but eats great and looks to be doing his best to catch up to his larger siblings.


Chunky healthy looking boy! Loving how big these are already! Wouldn’t mind getting one of these one day myself. Or producing.


I should have some available next season.


I love the gradient from blood red to almost chocolate brown in them saddles.

The natural pattern on their heads is amazing, from certain angles it’s like a stencilled skull. You’d shit your pants if you were just minding your business in the tall grass and walked upon that face. :joy:

I’d just like to say @thebeardedherper that your posts are really getting me interested in colubrids more and more. Thank you.


Thanks for the kind words, I’m always happy to spark an interest.

The first week after they all hatched and shed the first time.


That color contrast though omg beautiful!!!


Just realized I never posted the parents…


This fella just shed… btw got them sexed finally and have 2.3 couldn’t ask for a better ratio in a small clutch