This being only my second season breeding Ball Pythons and having produced just my fourth clutch ever, I think it is pretty easy to see why I am so excited about this clutch. Ever since I saw the Pewter Pastels at Daytona the first year that Greg Graziani produced them they have been one of my all time favorites. To actually produce them is an incredible feeling.
For the 2006 breeding season I bred my Graziani Line Cinnamon Male to a 2200 gram Female Graziani Line Pastel. This is the same Female that in 2005 produced the stunning Super Pastel I now have in my collection. The Male Cinnamon did his job and the Female became gravid. She laid her eggs on 4/25/06 and the clutch contained ten eggs. On 6/22/06 they started to pip and by 6/26/06 they had all hatched. I got two Pewter’s, Four Cinnamons, three Pastels, and one normal. That means the Male produced six Cinnamons out of a clutch of ten. That is if you consider the Pewter’s to be Cinnamons, (which I do). Last year the same Male bred one normal Female and I got six eggs. Four of them were Cinnamons and two were Normal’s. He really likes to throw his genes around. LOL
I got an even split on the sex ratio with the Pewter’s, one Male and one Female. That is exactly what I wanted. With the Cinnamons I got another even split. The Pastel’s gave me two Males and one Female, and the Normal was a little Female. All in all a very nice well rounded clutch.
Well enough about the breeding that produced them, lets get to some pictures. These first two groups of pictures are of the Pewters the first day out of the egg.
This one is PEWTPAST06-1 the Female.
This one is PEWTPAST06-2 the Male.
These next eight pictures are the rest of the clutch. Here are the four Cinnamons, three Pastels, and the Normal.
With the exception of the Pewters some of these are for sale on my
Available Ball Python Page.
The next groups of pictures are of the Pewters after feeding for a while and having shed a few times.
The first five pictures are of PEWTPAST06-1 the Female.
These next five pictures are of PEWTPAST06-2 the Male.
I hope you enjoy the pictures,