For all you impatient types...
We know the wait is killing you, but our 2014 Kingsnakes are expected to be born and appearing here on the site in mid summer through early fall, roughly from July through September.
Genetics For Herpers
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.
'Leonis Phase' 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. 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.
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.
Het Albino San Luis Potosi Kingsnake (Lampropeltis m. mexicana x ruthveni)
We've crossed albino Queretaro Kingsnakes into the San Luis Potosi Kingsnakes to create yet another interesting new albino! But the normal looking specimens from those crosses are every bit as attractive as the albinos! Plus they stay small (three feet max), always feed well and are very docile - making them an excellent choice for beginners! Click here to learn more/see adults.
While he's still a productive breeder, this guy would also make a great pet. Very calm and easy to handle, great feeder, just a sweet snake. Lost his girl to egg-binding this year, otherwise he'd be staying with us.
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.