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Old 05-25-20, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ceasarion-Onyx Baby Profiles (2018-C)

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Living Gems Reptiles is pleased to finally profile the (remaining) babies from its 2018 “C” litter. Note this writeup has been updated from the original version owing to intervening personal issues.

Born on June 25, 2018 to Caesarion (a July 2010 male with strong orange-red color and vivid neon orange side crescents)…

Sire

As a baby -- cutely shy:


As an adult -- check out those side crescents:


…and Onyx (a May 2008 female noted for her stunning orange color and fat side crescents, and her partial immunity to “color fade”)…

Dam

Back in her heyday, sporting her trademark vivid orange:


After her fade, showing her remarkable resilience:


…this litter represents the second pairing of these two animals.

And although these two animals had been paired before, this time they threw a surprise:

Stripes.

Many babies from the litter, including several of the non-premium picks, show major or minor striping.

An example of the major striping this line can produce:



As with the last pairing of these two animals, the babies in this litter showed potential from Day 1, with – in addition to their stripping – many of them hinting at their high orange heritage and displaying fat, bright side crescents. They tend towards short dorsal chains, with only one baby having more than one long section. The gender split, interestingly, was very male-heavy, with only one-third girls (last time it was near even).

All are now well-tested at almost two years old, with numerous successful meals and sheds. As has been outlined in previous posts, all of these babies come from a disease-tested facility.

As with all LGR litters, we’ve done dozens of handling sessions for each baby, part of our commitment to start acclimating them to humans.

Over the following posts, please find a short profile of every surviving baby in the litter. For each, a short description is provided, noting any behavioral or physical quirks, along with a selection of photos. For dorsal chains, “short” means two to three linked spots, and “long” mean four or more.

So grab a cup of your favorite brew, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

If you like what you see, and want first dibs at any babies, you can sign up for our Wait List via PM.

Thank you as always,
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Baby #06 (Female)

This little lass showed great color potential early on, to the point it made me consider holding her back. She has a unique “birthmark” dot on the lower right side of her head. She has an interesting aberrant side pattern of thin/broken side crescents.

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As of early May’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 96 grams.
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Baby #08 (Male)

This little guy has minor striping in his upper third. He has two or three “mouse mickey” dorsal chains on his back.

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As of early May’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 120 grams.
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Baby #09 (Male)

This little guy has tiny circles in place of his neck dorsals, and distinctive black spots in many dorsals. He has solid side crescents.

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Baby #11 (Male)

This little guy has minor striping in his neck area. He has a cool section of alternating open-sided back dorsals. His side crescents are unusual, in some case almost looking like “swirls” of orange and back.

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Baby #14 (Female)

This little lass was the runner-up for striping, and as such an easy holdback. She also has great color.

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Baby #16 (Female)

This little gal was the top stripe pick of the litter, and thus an easy pick for holdback.

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Baby #17 (Male)

This little guy is our only surviving holdback male for the litter. And it is clear why he made holdback: great color, gorgeous side pattern, and dorsal striping.

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Re: Ceasarion-Onyx Baby Profiles (2018-C)

It is hard to beat a BRB for beauty. You have some awesome specimens!!
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Re: Ceasarion-Onyx Baby Profiles (2018-C)

Thank you, Jman. The benefits of long-term selective breeding!
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Re: Ceasarion-Onyx Baby Profiles (2018-C)

Your babies never disappoint! My favorite Frome this litter is #09. Just love that color and those solid circles!
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Re: Ceasarion-Onyx Baby Profiles (2018-C)

He's a nice one, all right. I might have held him back if I were not chasing the striped ones.
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He's a nice one, all right. I might have held him back if I were not chasing the striped ones.
Interestingly enough, in BRBs, I prefer the round/circle patterns. The stripes aren't as attractive to me. Though I love to see the progress you're making in getting different morphs.
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The key to sales success is diversity. Have plenty of circles in my gene pool, not so many stripes. I do like the circles too though -- especially the ones with chaining!
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