I believed to have bought a bamboo lesser vanilla pastel female a few years ago. She’s a bel but has black eyes? Nothing really shows up under the blacklight and as far as the eye can see she has no markings on her. I bred her last year to a super enchi banana lesser blade clown.
Surprisingly we had quite a few spiders in the clutch.
We also made 3 babies that are really hard to identify but we have took an educated guess.
In the clutch we recieved
Bamboo Enchi Blade pos pastel h clown
Banana spider vanilla enchi h clown
vanilla spider banana enchi lesser h clown
bamboo banana blade enchi h clown
vanilla spider lesser enchi h clown
The unusual babies are potentially
Theres a couple of things still bothering me. So with 3 lucy genetics and 8 eggs we didnt hit a bel? The pairings we did lesser to lesser gave 3.
Why has she got solid black eyes? Is the vanilla (which is very simular to fire) causing the eye change? But then in theory would she not have yellow patches? Or could there be something else going on we haven’t identified?
Could she not have lesser and it be something else thats caused the lucy? But then what would go with bamboo to create a lucy?
We have done the same pairing again to see if we can get answers. Will update when we do.
Sometimes the eyes on a BEL can be a very dark sapphire blue… The other problem you have. Is BlkEL.
Black eye Lucy is on the fire complex that vanilla is a part of. Pictures of dad and the clutch may help if someone can see something I don’t.
Also… If your female was a bamboo lesser, every baby will have bamboo or lesser from mom, she cannot pass both to one baby. The lesser gene gene from dad would be a 50% chance per egg. The odds can suck sometimes.
The biggest problem is… Your female is not a BEL. Lesser Bamboo is a clean white snake with no markings. She has a spider line down her back and very obvious markings.
I think you should consider looking back at purchase records or even contacting who you purchased her from. She is not what you have her ID’d as.
@armiyana hit everything great! Just wanted to add that a blue eyed Lucy using lesser is one of the best pure white lucys! For instance super Mojaves while a Lucy would have a greyish head. So definitely no lesser in that snake in my opinion. Also a black eyed Lucy using the fire complex gives you darker eyes(obviously) but a lot of times you get the yellow streaks/patches like yours has. I would guess it is a simple misunderstanding, I think you have a black eyed Lucy bamboo spider( probably vanilla, fire, bamboo, spider.) some pics of the recent pairing offspring you did may help to id as well! Also that is a great looking snake! Just had to say that!