Roswell Boa is a Daddy!
This litter is from our first successful
breeding of a Roswell Boa, in this case, a male possible Groovy Coral, double-het Sunglow Roswell from our June 3, 2014 Groovy
Coral Sunglow Roswell litter! As far as we know, this is a first in the U.S., and only the fourth time overall (a male
Roswell boa fathered a total of three litters for Canadian breeder Jeremiah Johnson during the 2016 and 2017 seasons).
Mom is a proven RLT het-Albino, possible
Coral that we produced in 2012. At just 10.1 lbs post-birth weight she is not a very big girl, but last year she gave
us 18 live, 5 DOAs and 2 slugs on July 7, 2016 at POS+102, and this year she delivered 17 live, 3 DOAs and 9 slugs on July
11, 2017 at POS+106; this girl is definitely on a schedule! The counts this year are:
1 Hypo Roswell 66% het-Albino
2 Roswell 66% het-Albino
2 Sunglow RLT
1 Albino RLT
6 Hypo RLT 66% het-Albino
5 RLT 66% het-Albino
With possible-Coral parents from our
two best Coral bloodlines, there is a very good chance that many of these babies could be Corals.
There were three DOAs: 1 Hypo
Roswell, 1 Roswell, and 1 RLT. We did not hit the odds well at all on Roswells or Albinos/Sunglows, but every baby is
Roswell or RLT as expected. Honestly, we couldn't care less about not hitting the odds very well because we are
so ecstatic about having further proven that ROSWELL BOAS ARE VIABLE CO-DOMINANT SUPERS - THEY
ARE FERTILE AND CAN REPRODUCE!
Photos of dad, mom, breeding, and babies follow: