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Lampropeltis

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I am working on type breeding what I consider to be the more extreme phenotypes of Variable Kings. My collection is predominantly Baubel and Vivid stock, but I have some specimens from other lines as well. I don't maintain any stock from any lines known to have been outcrossed to other species. 

It seems there are many keepers today who just haven't been around long enough to understand the history of these animals and are perhaps too lazy to learn. Nevertheless we're beginning to see the old "pastel" king hybrids (albino ruthveni x leonis) passed off as pure with increasing regularity. Luckily albinos are easy to spot as "obviously hybrids" unfortunately their normal clutchmates are less so. My personal opinion is that I avoid stock from anyone involved in this practice. 





Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana - Granite & ultra Granite