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snakemama
05-27-2010, 11:25 PM
Most snow corn snakes are a pinkish white or a yellowish white. In recent years, several breeders have begun breeding toward a stronger pink. Each of these lines is pretty distinct, and they have different names - champagne, coral, neon, bubblegum. There's some debate about which genes are in which lines causing different degrees of pink, but I don't know enough about genetics to even begin to go there!

Last year, I was lucky enough to visit a well-known cornsnake breeder who lived in my area. While I was there she showed me the COOLEST bubblegum snow! Apparently, she has been accused of photoshopping his pictures before, because he is so bright he looks surreal. Well, he's not photoshopped!

I quickly put myself on the waiting list for a baby. A boy, specifically, since they tend to color up better than the females. When the time cane though, there weren't enough boys!! So I got the best one in the clutch, with the caveat that when he is old enough, he gets to go spend a few breeding seasons with the breeder and make even more beautiful bubblegums!

To give you an idea, here is a typical snow color (this picture belongs to Ian's Vivarium!)
http://iansvivarium.com/morphguide/snow/pics/snow-m.jpg

Here are the parents of my baby (This picture belongs to Carol Huddleston of Low Belly reptiles!!)
http://www.cornsnakes.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=102601&stc=1&d=1238566302


Aaaaannd, here's Kostya!!

The day I brought him home: (They start light and color up as they grow)
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/cebogart/Pets/001-1.jpg

After one shed:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/cebogart/Pets/002-2.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/cebogart/Pets/005-1.jpg

This photoshoot was mostly a failure, but I like this picture even if it's not in focus:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/cebogart/Pets/kostya1.jpg

Several sheds later:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/cebogart/Pets/snick222.jpg

"Oh hai, can I come out?"
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/cebogart/Pets/snick209.jpg

And my most recent picture, from around Easter! I need to get more soon, he shed again last weekend!
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/cebogart/Pets/078-1.jpg

Every time he sheds, it's like Christmas! He gets noticeably brighter every time. I'm trying to enjoy his baby stage while still eagerly looking forward to seeing him as an adult!

chocolatepuppy
05-28-2010, 06:18 AM
Kostya is a handsome boy!:D

Queen of Poop
05-28-2010, 08:36 AM
That's a really pretty snake.

pomtzu
05-28-2010, 05:57 PM
I'm not into snakes - no way!!! - but he sure is a beautiful color. I've never seen a snake that was pink.

How big will he get when full grown? And what does he eat? No - I'm not thinking of getting one - I'm just curious. :p

snakemama
05-28-2010, 06:38 PM
I'm not into snakes - no way!!! - but he sure is a beautiful color. I've never seen a snake that was pink.

How big will he get when full grown? And what does he eat? No - I'm not thinking of getting one - I'm just curious. :p

Thanks! He's starting to get hints of green with the pink and I'm in love with his colors!

He will most likely be between 4 and 5 feet long and a little bigger in diameter than a quarter.

He eats frozen and thawed mice and quail. :)

ramanth
06-23-2010, 10:59 PM
Congrats!! I love corns. Can't wait to see photos of him when he's older. :)

snakemama
06-28-2010, 01:11 AM
Thanks everyone! He shed again, and he looks better than ever!