Milksnakes 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. 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.
Tangerine Honduran Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
These get huge and always feed readily. Wide black and red-orange rings on red. We have out-crossed the Tangerine phase to Red phase animals to intensify coloration. Our adults are nearly six feet long! Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and will be priced accordingly. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Anerythristic Honduran Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
Homozygous for Anerythrism, a recessive trait. Another incredible looking mutation in this very popular snake. Totally lacking red pigments, these are clad in bands of pink, white and black. We'll produce heterozygous specimens as well. Combine this with hypomelanism to produce 'Ghost' Hondurans, or with albinism to create 'Snow' Hondurans. A key genetic trait that should be in all collections of Honduran Milksnakes! Click here to learn more/see adults.
Albino Tangerine Honduran Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive trait. We paid little attention to the Albino Honduran Milksnakes, until somebody put one of these in my hands! Absolutely blinding colors of scarlet, fluorescent orange and pinkish-white combined in a six foot snake with a great disposition. We've been selecting for high band count specimens as we find these more attractive than the wider bands. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Snow Honduran Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
Homozygous for Anerythrism and Amelanism, two recessive traits. When combined, the results are Snow Hondurans - an astounding snake clad in bands of pinks, whites, and pale lemon yellows, often with subtle undertones of oranges. Utterly beautiful and a must have for Milksnake aficionados! Click here to learn more/see adults.
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.