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Old 03-07-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
mrsjessica24
can you all help me with something???

ok, next year im planning to start an albino breeding project. I was wondering if any of you guys or gals could help me decide something. I want to have one albino and one het for albino. I would like to keep the albino for good, once i purchase it. Now, because an actual albino is more expensive i think i would like the albino to be the male, because the male is less likely to (god forbid) die. And i would like the female to be het albino, the female het would be less expensive to replace. My questions are, would it make any difference in the results which one is the albino?
Do any of you see anything wrong with my reasoning? When any of you breed albinos how do you decide? thanks in advance. p.s. reading over my thread i sound a bit like im thinking of my snakes as things that cost money, not animals, i assure you thats not the case. lol
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:33 PM   #2
paulh
Albino male x het albino female -->
1/2 albino
1/2 normal-looking, het albino

Het albino male x albino female -->
1/2 albino
1/2 normal-looking, het albino

The expected results are the same. They are not affected by which sex is the albino.

If I was doing this project, I would choose an albino male, too. That may or may not be possible from an availability or cost standpoint. But if all those factors were equal, that's the way I would go. Good luck.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
mrsjessica24
so are male albinos more expensive than female albinos???
 
Old 03-07-2007, 02:42 PM   #4
droogievesch
Another good thing about having a male albino is one male can breed with many het females...but one albino female can only be bred once.

And typically males are cheaper no matter what (as long as sex isn't temp determined)
 
Old 03-07-2007, 03:29 PM   #5
mrsjessica24
Thats very interesting, i did not know that you can breed an albino female only one time, can you tell me why that is??? Also "temp determened" is not a term i"ve yet heard, could you explain that to me also?? thank you very much!!!, i think i've made my decision.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 04:02 PM   #6
droogievesch
A female can only get pregnant once per season, while a male can father many clutches.

Temp determined sex can be found in some reptiles where different temperatures will give different sexes (alligators for example). Boas are live bearers so the incubation temperature does not effect sex.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 04:24 PM   #7
Laura Fopiano
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Jessica, if you plan on breeding, than your female should be older than the male. Males can breed at a younger age. Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 04:56 PM   #8
Donel
Hi Jessica,
I have a nice 05 Male albino produced by Jeff Ronne(who's one of the best in the business)He is around 36" long(slow grown to keep him smaller as smaller males seem to be better breeders)He probably could have bred this season,but will definately be ready this coming fall.He's got a great disposition(very very tame)and has never refused a meal.Am wanting $1100 for him.
Thanks
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #9
Donel
Also forgot to mention,I just had a litter of pastel 100% het albino's born last Sunday.They will be ready to go after 5-6 feedings.I will have females available,priced at around $400 each.
Thanks
 
Old 03-07-2007, 05:50 PM   #10
hhmoore
Donel, this is a discussion forum, not the classifieds section. Offering animals for sale does not belong here...place an ad, or (if trying to offer to a specific person) send an email or PM.
 

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