Living Gems Holdbacks: Litter 2013-A (cont’d)
As of last Wednesday night, September 2, our first female finally delivered her litter. That makes this post, highlighting some of the past holdbacks she produced, very timely.
Hailing from our 2013 “A” litter, we have #56, #57, and #58. These babies were born on July 20 to Scarface, a large bright orange male, and Almandine, a ridiculously friendly orange-red female. Juvies #56 and #57 were profiled last week. Juvie #58 developed a touch slower than her brother, but is otherwise the female counterpart to him. Ironically, she was almost sold with her siblings, but I decided to hold her back at the last moment as backup to her sister. It proved to be a great move.
Here is Juvie #58 as of her most recent photo shoot:
She looks much more red in person; the distortions of color always amaze me with these snakes, and especially with that shade. She weighed 629 grams of her last weigh-in.
Note that only the adults who make our end collection as breeders get formal names, so our younger snakes will be referred to by number (this both saves names, as there are only so many good gem ones available, and lets customers choose their own name for any we rehome).
As always, thank you for reading.
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