Here is a list of mine. I don’t have many pairs, but I’m getting their!
Popcorn (butter) x Romeo (amber tessera)
Marmalade (Ultramel tessera pos het anery & diffused) x Quicksilver (snow)
Lightning (snow) x Quicksilver (snow)
Margarita (amel) x Romeo (amber tessera)
I also just bought a juvenile extreme reverse okeetee male to go to my extreme reverse okeetee female that will be ready to pair in 2023. She’s only 205 grams right now, so I’m not comfortable breeding her next year even though the waits going to kill me, lol.
Then also have my Tessera snow girl ready and she will either be bred to the same Tessera male OR male snow. I’m not sure which though. Do I go for optimal Tessera possibilities or go for optimal snow?
1.0 snow x 0.1 normal (green phase)
1.0 lavender het albino x 0.1 red albino
Except my green phase normal female decided to become gravid again and is laying slugs. Maybe I can squeeze a male in with her for the inevitable second clutch, but it’s still frustrating because I don’t know if I can put her through brumation after this and breed her again, at the time I planned to.
I guess if she puts back on the weight and is healthy it should be fine? She eats like there’s no tomorrow so I’m not terribly concerned about her.
I don’t have any pics, but I’m hoping to pair a dh sunburst hognose to a conda het albino to hopefully make albino condas that are het for sunburst, then to possibly hold back one or two of the babies to eventually make conda and superconda sunbursts.
If you breed your snow tessera girl to your snow you would have guaranteed tessera, because tessera is a co-dominant gene. So no matter what you breed anything with tessera in it you are going to get tessera. If you bred your snow tessera to your normal tessera male, you could get some super tesseras which can only be proven out “super” if bred because if you produced a super tessera anything you breed it with will result in 100% tessera. I hope this makes sense.
Last year breeding my Tessera male to my Anery female I ended up with two normal, one Amel, and one Tessera. So while I’m sure I’d get some Tessera with the snow tessera female and snow male, it wouldn’t be the full clutch. That’s what I’m trying to decide on.
I’ve observed a lock between these two Brown Kukri Snakes (Oligodon purpurascens). CB Tioman Island Red x LTC Mainland Brown. I’ve also got an LTC Mainland Brown x LTC Mainland Brown pairing together but no locks seen yet. Eggs from the Red x Brown pairing should drop in the middle of November and hatch in January, if it all goes well.
Hopefully something from my mess of Variable Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis leonis/thayeri/whatever). This peachy/orange Leonis phase laid this year but it was all slugs. I have 2.2 pure Thayeri and 3.2 Thayeri x Ruthven (albino crossed in) but not all up to breeding age/size.
My favorite snakes on your list are kukri snakes, egg eaters, false water cobras, and cape house snakes. I didn’t know that kukris were that smart, I knew falsies were, so until I have space for falsies kukris might make a good choice (unfortunately they can’t be handled but they’d still be neat display animals). I’m hoping to get cape house snakes as one of my first few snake species (my first will likely be a sand boa).
You can actually handle them if you regularly and carefully handle them from a young age. I have seen pictures and heard that the snakes in question were “as docile as corn snakes” (multi generation captive bred Tioman Island Reds, if that helps).
However none of mine, nor the red here on breeding loan, want to know it’s hard enough hooking them to move them between enclosures for breeding purposes. The photos of the Reds being casually handled made me feel anxious
The only one I had which could be freely handled was one WC brown animal that arrived in poor health and died after 3 months of intensive care. It never attempted to bite at any point despite being handled for medicating.
I’d love to test a kukri against one of those slide-puzzle foraging toys for dogs. I’ve seen a falsie solve the puzzle. I think a kukri could do it too.