Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

For Sale - 2016 Kingsnakes

Kingsnakes are seasonal breeders, producing offspring in July and August each year. We will offer them here as soon as they have started feeding and are ready to go. Watch for them then, or sign up for notifications at left.

Genetics For Herpers

Genetics For Herpers is a great way to learn genetics.Genetics For Herpers is a great way to learn genetics. This book starts with the basics and teaches everything you need to know in order to understand the role that genetics plays in breeding. The book is 84 pages (7½" x 5½") and includes over 120 illustrations plus a glossary. Click here to learn more or order.

Mexican Black Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigritus)

Very solid black snakes. Perhaps the best pet kingsnake for beginners. Very popular pet store item. Ours are flawless jet black, with just tiny traces of white under the chin. Click here to learn more/see adults.

Order a specific male listed below.
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Mexican Black Kingsnake
Male #P175-01M
Hatched: 7/26/16
$110 SOLD (JN)

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Male #P175-02M
Hatched: 7/26/16
$110 SOLD (JW) feeding on live pinks

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Male #P175-03M
Hatched: 7/26/16
$110 SOLD (KP) feeding on live pinks

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Male #P175-04M
Hatched: 7/26/16
$110 SOLD (AE) feeding on live pinks

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Male #P174a-01M
Hatched: 9/1/16
$110 SOLD (LY)

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Male #P174a-02M
Hatched: 9/1/16
$110 feeding on live pinks

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Male #P174a-03M
Hatched: 9/1/16
$110 feeding on live pinks

Order a specific female listed below.
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Mexican Black Kingsnake
Female #P174-01F
Hatched: 7/19/16
$138 SOLD (AE)

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Female #P174-02F
Hatched: 7/19/16
$138 SOLD (CH)

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Female #P174-03F
Hatched: 7/19/16
$138 SOLD (KP) feeding on live pinks

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Female #P175-01F
Hatched: 7/26/16
$138 SOLD (AE)

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Female #P174a-01F
Hatched: 9/1/16
$138 SOLD (HS)

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Female #P174a-02F
Hatched: 9/1/16
$138 SOLD (PP) feeding on live pinks

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Female #P174a-03F
Hatched: 9/1/16
$138 feeding on live pinks

'Baylin' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)

Breeder Jason Baylin has been carefully line-breeding stock for clean whites and to eliminate black 'cross-overs'. These are some really pretty Arizona Mountain Kings! Click here to learn more/see adults.

'Baylin' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Male #P160-01M
Hatched: 8/2/16
$175 SOLD (AE)

Order a specific female listed below.
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'Baylin' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P160-01F
Hatched: 8/2/16
$219 SOLD (AE)

'Baylin' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P160-02F
Hatched: 8/2/16
$219 SOLD (AE) feeding on live pinks

'Baylin' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P160-03F
Hatched: 8/2/16
$219 SOLD (PP) feeding on live pinks

'Baylin' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P160a-01F
Hatched: 9/15/16
$219

'Baubel' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)

Breeder Chris Baubel has been carefully line-breeding stock from the Santa Rita Mountains for some years to reduce the amount of black present. The result is snakes almost midway in appearance between normal and 'Applegate'. Startlingly attractive. Click here to learn more/see adults.

'Baubel' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Male #P164-01M
Hatched: 7/30/16
$250 SOLD (AE)

'Baubel' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P164-01F
Hatched: 7/30/16
$300 SOLD (AE)

Durango Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana greeri)

Inhabiting mountainous terrain in the Mexican state of Durango, this member of the "mexicana" or "gray-band" complex stays small. Most adults average 30-36 inches in length at best. Stunningly attractive, they are very similar to L. pyromelana forms in terms of care, right down to the difficulties involved in getting hatchlings to feed on mice. However, once established, they thrive and are very popular with skilled keepers. Click here to learn more/see adults.

Order a specific male listed below.
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Durango Mountain Kingsnake
Male #P169-01M
Hatched: 7/18/16
$188 SOLD (WG)

Durango Mountain Kingsnake
Male #P169-02M
Hatched: 7/18/16
$188 SOLD (BC)

Durango Mountain Kingsnake
Male #P169-03M
Hatched: 7/18/16
$188

Durango Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P169-01F
Hatched: 7/18/16
$188 SOLD (SD)

Durango Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P169-02F
Hatched: 7/18/16
$188 SOLD (KH)

Durango Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P169-03F
Hatched: 7/18/16
$188 SOLD (KB) feeding on live pinks

Durango Mountain Kingsnake
Female #P169-04F
Hatched: 7/18/16
$188 SOLD (KB) feeding on live pinks

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri)

aka Variable or Thayer's Kingsnake. Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico, this is another lovely small member of the "mexicana" or "gray-band" complex. Most adults average only 24-30 inches in length, although specimens may achieve 36 inches. Extremely variable, and stunningly attractive. Most "leonis" phase have thin orangish or reddish bands on a ground color of tannish gray. Extremely variable, "milksnake" phase specimens have very wide reddish bands in triads. Exceptional specimens may have the colors enhanced to yellow, peach, pale orange, or even very intense bright orange, and no two are ever identical, even among siblings. Click here to learn more/see adults.

Order a specific male listed below.
Choose stock number:

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P167-01M
Hatched: 7/3/16
$125 SOLD (OF) nice milksnake phase!

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P167-02M
Hatched: 7/3/16
$125 SOLD (AE) nice milksnake phase!

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P167a-03M
Hatched: 8/18/16
$125 nice milksnake phase!

Order a specific male listed below.
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Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P166-01M
Hatched: 7/7/16
$85

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P166-02M
Hatched: 7/7/16
$85 SOLD (AE)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P166-03M
Hatched: 7/7/16
$85 SOLD (PB)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P166-04M
Hatched: 7/7/16
$85

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P168-01M
Hatched: 7/9/16
$85

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P166a-01M
Hatched: 8/17/16
$85

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P166a-02M
Hatched: 8/17/16
$85

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P167a-01M
Hatched: 8/18/16
$85 SOLD (DF)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #P167a-02M
Hatched: 8/18/16
$85 feeding on live pinks

Order a specific female listed below.
Choose stock number:

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167-01F
Hatched: 7/3/16
$157 SOLD (AE) nice milksnake phase!

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167-03F
Hatched: 7/3/16
$157 SOLD (MM) nice milksnake phase!

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167-04F
Hatched: 7/3/16
$157 SOLD (AE) nice milksnake phase!

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167-05F
Hatched: 7/3/16
$157 nice milksnake phase!

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167a-02F
Hatched: 7/3/16
$157 nice milksnake phase!

Order a specific female listed below.
Choose stock number:

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167-02F
Hatched: 7/3/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166-01F
Hatched: 7/7/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166-02F
Hatched: 7/7/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166-03F
Hatched: 7/7/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166-04F
Hatched: 7/7/16
$106 feeding on live pinks

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166-05F
Hatched: 7/7/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166-06F
Hatched: 7/7/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P168-01F
Hatched: 7/9/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P168-02F
Hatched: 7/9/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P168-03F
Hatched: 7/9/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P165-01F
Hatched: 7/11/16
$106 SOLD (AE)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P165-02F
Hatched: 7/11/16
$106 SOLD (PP)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166a-01F
Hatched: 8/17/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166a-02F
Hatched: 8/17/16
$106 SOLD (AE)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166a-03F
Hatched: 8/17/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166a-04F
Hatched: 8/17/16
$106 SOLD (AE)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166a-05F
Hatched: 8/17/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P166a-06F
Hatched: 8/17/16
$106

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167a-01F
Hatched: 8/18/16
$106 SOLD (OF)

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #P167a-03F
Hatched: 8/18/16
$106

For Sale - 2015 Kingsnakes

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri)

aka Variable or Thayer's Kingsnake. Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico, this is another lovely small member of the "mexicana" or "gray-band" complex. Most adults average only 24-30 inches in length, although specimens may achieve 36 inches. Extremely variable, and stunningly attractive. Most "leonis" phase have thin orangish or reddish bands on a ground color of tannish gray. Extremely variable, "milksnake" phase specimens have very wide reddish bands in triads. Exceptional specimens may have the colors enhanced to yellow, peach, pale orange, or even very intense bright orange, and no two are ever identical, even among siblings. Click here to learn more/see adults.

Order a specific male listed below.
Choose stock number:

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Male #O045-02M
Hatched: 7/15/15
$85

Order a specific female listed below.
Choose stock number:

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #O045-01F
Hatched: 7/15/15
$106 SALE! $85

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake
Female #O045-04F
Hatched: 7/15/15
$106 SALE! $85

What do all these numbers and stuff mean?

The description of each specimen is followed by the sex of the specimen, it's date of birth, a stock number identifying the specimen, and the selling price. Photos are of the exact specimen listed, most are taken inside a standard 8oz deli cup for size comparison, and are updated as time permits.

Understanding our stock numbers may prove helpful in identifying unrelated specimens:

  • F021-01M indicates a 2006 hatching (we started this code in 2001 with 'A', 2002 is 'B' and so on).
  • F021-01M indicates the clutch number for that year, and thus all specimens listed as F021- are from the same clutch.
  • F021-01M indicates this is the first male from that clutch. F021-03F would the third female from that clutch.

CB - Captive Bred, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from parents kept in captivity.

CH - Captive Hatched, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from a gravid wild-caught female.

WC - Wild-Caught. While all of our stock is produced here, some of it is produced from wild-caught adults that we maintain. We will occasionally sell some of the breeder animals as surplus.

LTC - Long Term Captive, usually followed by year of capture. Applies only to WC animals, indicates they have been maintained for a long period in captivity and are very well established.

50%, 66%, 100% - Percentage of likelihood the specimen is heterozygous for the listed trait.