History of Lizs King Snakes




This site used to belong to a different Liz. She bred king snakes for many years before giving up the hobby due to a life that had become too busy. Liz bought her first king in 2002, and she quickly became hooked!  She soon bred Mexican Black, Desert and California king snakes.  She was interested in the inheritance of different colors and patterns, so for the most part she concentrated on making hybrids and seeing what the offspring look like.

These are her previous breeders, who have now moved on to other homes:


Ramsette, female, Desert
Hatshepsut, female, California (ON HOLD)


Jaden, male, California-Desert (cross between Ramsette and Imhotep)


Shesmetet, female, California-Mexican Black (cross between Hatshepsut and Anubis)

Sutekh, male, California-Mexican Black (cross between Hatshepsut and Anubis)



Keystone, male, California-Desert (from a cross between Jaden and Hatshepsut. This is called a backcross)

Charlithium, female, California-Desert (from a cross between Jaden and Hatshepsut. This is called a backcross)



Anubis, male, Mexican Black
Meskhenet, female, Mexican Black

Nafta, female, California-Desert (cross between Ramsette and Imhotep)

Nefertem, male, Desert

Kabechet, female, Mexican Black (offspring of Meskhenet and Anubis)
Imhotep, male, California


And here is a history of the clutches she had for sale each year:


2013 Baby King Snakes

1) Mexican Black King Snakes
From a cross between Anubis and Meskhenet:


Anubis
Meskhenet











The offspring of this cross are all pure-bred Mexican Black kings, which means that if they have yellow markings, they will lose them as they mature.
#1, male, SOLD

#2, male, SOLD

#3, male, SOLD

#4, male, SOLD

#5, female, SOLD

#6, female, SOLD

#7, male, SOLD

#8, female, SOLD

#9, male,SOLD

#10, male, SOLD

#11, female, SOLD
#12, female, SOLD

#13, male,SOLD




2012 Baby King Snakes

5 Clutches:

1) Mexican Black King Snakes
From a cross between Anubis and Meskhenet:

Anubis
Meskhenet












The offspring of this cross are all pure-bred Mexican Black kings, which means that if they have yellow markings, they will lose them as they mature.
#1, male, SOLD
#2, female,SOLD

#3, male,SOLD
#4, female,SOLD

#5, male, SOLD
#6, male, SOLD
#7, male, SOLD
#8, female,SOLD
#9, female,SOLD
2) California/Mexican Black Kings
From a cross between Imhotep and Shesmetet:

Imhotep
Shesmetet











The offspring of this cross are 3/4 California King, 1/4 Mexican Black King, and either albino or het for albino. Imhotep is an albino California King and Shesmetet is from a cross between Anubis, a Mexican Black King, and Hatshepsut, an albino California King.


#10, female, SOLD, one of a set of twins!
#11, female, SOLD, one of a set of twins!
Here are #10 and #11 emerging from their shared egg. It is very rare for twin snakes to survive!
#12, male,SOLD
#13, female, SOLD
#14, female,SOLD
#15, female,SOLD
#16, male, SOLD
#17, male,SOLD
3) California-Desert King Snakes
From a cross between Keystone and Charlithium:


Keystone
Charlithium
The offspring of this cross are called an F2, which is a genetics term that means that their parents were siblings from a cross between two different types of snake (in this case California King and Desert King). The F2 is interesting genetically because it can reveal trait combinations that weren't present in any previous generation.
#18, male, SOLD
#19, female,SOLD
4) Desert King Snakes
From a cross between Nefertem and Ramsette:

Nefertem
Ramsette












The offspring of this cross are all pure-bred Desert kings, which means that their markings are bright yellow on a dark black background, although at this young age they look more pale yellow in these pictures. The rich yellow will develop in the first few weeks of life.
#20, male,SOLD
#21, female, SOLD
#22, male, SOLD

#23, male, on SOLD; this guy looks more like a hybrid than a purebred: very strange!
#24, male,SOLD
#25, female, SOLD
#26, female,SOLD
#26's belly: I just had to add it. I've never seen a belly like this!
#27, female, SOLD
#28, female, SOLD
#29, female, SOLD
#30, male,SOLD
#31, female, SOLD
#32, female, SOLD
#33, male, SOLD
#34, female, SOLD
#35, female, SOLD
5) California-Mexican Black King Snakes
From a cross between Sutekh and Hatshepsut:

Sutekh
Hatshepsut












The offspring of this cross are 3/4 California King, 1/4 Mexican Black King, and either albino or het for albino. Hatshepsut is an albino California King and Sutekh is her son from a cross with Anubis, a Mexican Black King. This is called a backcross and in this case enriches for the genetic backcground of the mother, which is California King and albino.
#36, male, SOLD
#37, male,SOLD
#38, male, SOLD
#39, female, SOLD
#40, female,SOLD



2011 Baby King Snakes

1 Clutch:

1) Desert/California King Snakes
From a cross between:

Ramsette (Desert King)                                               and               Jaden (California/Desert King)



 The offspring are 3/4 Desert King, 1/4 California King. Each has a 50% chance of being a carrier for albino. They are bright yellow and black.

#1, male,SOLD

#2, female, SOLD

#3, male,SOLD

#4, male, SOLD
#5, female,SOLD

#6, male, SOLD

#7, male, SOLD

#8, male,SOLD

2010 Baby King Snakes
3 Clutches:


1) Mexican Black King Snakes

From a cross between Anubis and Meskhenet:

Anubis
Meskhenet











The offspring of this cross were all pure-bred Mexican Black kings, which means that if they had yellow markings, they will lose them as they mature.


#1, female, SOLD



#2, female, currently unavailable
#3, male, SOLD
#4, male, currently unavailable
#6, male, SOLD
#7, female, SOLD
#8, male, SOLD
#9, female, SOLD
#10, female, SOLD


2) Mexican Black-Desert King Snakes
From a cross between Anubis and Ramsette:


Anubis
Ramsette












About half of the offspring looked just like Desert kings, with bright yellow markings. Some of these had solid black bellies while others have black and yellow bellies. The other half of the offspring were almost entirely black, and interestingly they had small yellow markings on their backs and a sprinkling of white markings on their bellies. This is an unusual color combination for a king snake.
#11, female, SOLD
#12, male, SOLD
#13, male, currently unavailable
#14, male, SOLD
#15, male, SOLD
#16, female, SOLD
#17, female, SOLD
#18, female,currently unavailable
#19, male, currently unavailable
#20, female, SOLD
#22, female, SOLD
#23, female, SOLD
#24, male, SOLD
#25, male, SOLD
#26, female, SOLD
3) California-Desert King Snakes
From a cross between Jaden and Nafta:

Jaden
Nafta











The parents of Jaden and Nafta are Ramsette (Desert king) and Imhotep (albino California king).  In genetics terms, Jaden and Nafta are the F1 and their offspring are the F2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2_hybrid).  The non-albino offspring below have a 2/3 chance of being carriers for albinism.

#27, female, SOLD
#28, male, SOLD
#29, female, SOLD

Click to see previous snakes sold