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Show me your "Dinker"...

Posted by Sonja K. at 9/4/2012 9:57:39 PM

Fairly often I see people list an animal they have as a "dinker". Seems more often than not these are Ball Pythons, but I know the hope for something to prove out amongst other species is there, too.

Thought it would be fun if people posted up their "dinkers" and what they are hoping the result will be...

To start it out, this is a female I acquired over the weekend. I have no idea if she will pass on her striping to her offspring, although that would be neat. I'm also not sure yet which morph it would be best to pair her with when it's time. But, if nothing else, I hope she passes on her sweet, curious nature...



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Posted At: 9/4/2012 10:16:09 PM  

Klish would have been a dinker for KCB  or so they told me because he has some white scales plus I've noticed is coloring is some what olive but as far as breeding him right now I'm not going to. 

Jeff ,
Posted At: 9/4/2012 10:47:45 PM  

Show me your dinker? Now that's a whole new meaning in the herp world

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 9/4/2012 10:59:45 PM  

Her striping is awesome Sonja.

Here's mine she's the lighter colored one. I'm thinking of starting her with my pastel. right before she fades into her belly there is this really intense yellow coloring. May be nothing. That's the fun part. Finding out.


Ché Kinnard,
Posted At: 9/4/2012 11:10:04 PM  

I hope the stripe is genetic and you get some cool unexpected babies.

Astrid ,
Posted At: 9/4/2012 11:13:30 PM  

I've been thinking of Shivani as my dinker. She is a normal with a lot of white and yellow speckling on her sides down to her belly. To me, it seems as if she has more of this than other normals I've seen. She also has the markings on the belly like the one you pictured. Right before the scales n her under side it is yellow. Sometimes the yellowing is light, other times it looks darker. If I had a yellow belly, I would try breeding her with that. Since I don't I am going to breed her with Pierce.

Posted At: 9/5/2012 12:17:25 AM  

I got a clutch of dinkers this year, here's pics of the babies and their Mom which is lighter than your typical normal.  I'm breeding the male back to the Mom and his sister plus a co-dom female, not sure which morph yet, maybe my spider or pastel.  They all got their Mother's very white belly which is neat, I can't wait to see what comes out of the pairing in a couple years.



Nemesis (#3)

Necroplis (#5)

Vilda (Mother)

Posted At: 9/5/2012 12:18:28 AM  

Your dinker is very cute Sonja, hope she proves out for you!

Joe Farah,
Posted At: 9/5/2012 9:56:30 AM  

Those are cool Brittany

Abby McDufford,
Posted At: 9/5/2012 11:07:44 AM  

I love dinkers. your girl is very pretty Sonja, she looks like a harlequin-type animal. Maybe she will prove out, some lines have.

here are a couple of mine! First up is Velvet. She's a pretty dark 09 ball python I picked up at a local pet store. She stuck out like a sore thumb and is one of my favorite Balls. I am going to breed her to a Mojave this year so maybe something cool will come out. She reminds me of a really nice Chocolate, but we'll see what happens.


This is Minerva. She came from the same pet store and is also an 09 though I purchased her months after I bought Velvet. I kept seeing her but forcing myself not to buy her... but I finally gave in after a few weeks of seeing her, she is so bright compared to any of the normals she was with. She is going to be paired with my CH Yellow Belly this season since she looks Specter-like but I've also been told she looks Vanilla-ish. Even if she's just a weird normal she is awesome.

I got this girl, Aura as a normal but she is nice and light/reduced and made some neat looking Huffmans. Not sure what plans I have for her this year. She got last season off!

 her interesting belly... 

This is little Talcose (thanks for the name Brittany!). She is a suspected Granite, nice and bright!


and last is Ezra, a big reduced pattern possible het pied female. Pretty sure she is a proven dinker now since her baby Zed (in the pic) from last yr's clutch looks almost identical pattern wise.


Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 9/5/2012 12:42:32 PM  

Neat, everybody! Thanks!

Jeanie Otten,
Posted At: 9/5/2012 1:43:29 PM  

Very pretty dinkers folks!

Sonja - the backstripe on yours is awesome.  I go bonkers for back stripes - black or otherwise.

Here is my guy, a normal petstore pickup.  I'm hoping he can replicate his nice black back. 

Posted At: 9/5/2012 3:01:41 PM  

Thank Joe!

Abby glad you liked the name, you have such cool dinkers, I can't wait to see what Velvet does for you this upcoming season.

Posted At: 9/5/2012 8:42:41 PM  

picked up this little ball at the last white plains show... I really liked the very reduced pattern and the darker back...

And then there's this female crestie... not sure what to call her, but I like the patterning and colors (tho with cresties genetics is a crap-shoot)

and then there's this little one that is much lighter recently... we'll see if that holds.

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