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Old 04-08-15, 03:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

Piruracu(love the name), the VBB in that picture is way to big to be a hatchling. Jenkins just went into "blue" yesterday, so I'll post pics next week after the shed. Look at my other posts in the other recent beauty thread, I gave a link with the year history of a VBB.

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Old 04-08-15, 08:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

Not much of a colubrid guy, so I just picked the smallest animal I saw when I searched "hatchling vietnamese blue beauty". LOL. But after some more looking for baby pictures, I found this:

Hatchling or not, it looks significantly smaller than yours, but is blue.

I'm inclined to think that yours is a cross. I'm also inclined to think that the one in that link is a cross. Perhaps the mixed genetics result in an animal that gradually becomes blue, rather than one that starts out blue?
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Old 04-09-15, 11:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Honestly, time will tell. It should be awesome, whatever the outcome. I really wish there was more info out there, and I love that pic you found!!!
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Old 04-21-15, 06:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Today I sent an email to the breeder I bought the snake from, in an attempt to learn more about the coloration. I also looked up his website, and the pics of adult VBB's there seem not to be very blue at all. I'll do some more research, as it may be variants of the blue actually do exist, and will post whatever info I find. He is still a wonderful snake, and more mysterious than ever! This photo is after the morning shed, as bright as can be!
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Old 04-23-15, 04:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I talked to the breeder the snake came from, and he said they start bluing up when they reach four feet. I have seen pics from another reputable vbb breeder, and some hatchlings were a darker blue, and some looked like mine. It could just be natural variation in colors. Time will tell, but I will keep studying!
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Both localities, Vietnamese and Taiwanese are very terrific looking specimens.
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Old 04-23-15, 08:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If you look closely at the side a few inches behind the neck, you can see that the blue is starting to come in. It is very slight, but definitely there. Everything about this snake is an adventure! I am still waiting for a helper to come and take some photos that will show off his length, so the patterns are more visible.
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

Gorgeous! My VBB was quite blue when I got him as a hatchling and he slowly started to turn green as he grew. Yours seems to be very calm, something you don't see too often in VBBs. Ultimately why I got rid of mine unfortunately.
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Old 04-24-15, 02:38 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I've been working hard to keep it calm, millertime89. I keep cut off parts of old shirts in its tank so my smell is always familiar, and learned how to hold it without making him excited. The milkshake I own is a lot easier to handle still, but things are going good. How large did yours get?
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She was about two feet long when I sold her.
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Old 09-20-15, 06:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

Sorry for the lack of posts, the world has gotten a bit crazy over here. Here is the most current photo of Jenkins, taken today. I have talked to several breeders, and the jury is still out if this is a cross breed or a color variant.







Trying to beat the clock getting the new living quarters done, these grow fast!!!!

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Beautiful snake!
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

Man I wish I had room for one of these guys. Sadly they need too big of an enclosure for the space I have left.
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So, he's close to five feet long but as you can see the head on this guy is still pretty small. I haven't weighed him in a while, but he eats three mice a week. No sign of being overweight, but no bulges in the sides either. Should I up the ante to four mice in a few weeks, or could this tiny terror take on a weaned rat? They still seem very large compared to the head
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I just went online, and found multiple rat sizes not available locally. Good to know, but too bad this snake will outgrow a 25 pack of fuzzy rats. I'll ask the local shop tomorrow for advice.
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