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Sunset Boas: What a difference 2 years can make...

Posted by Sonja K. at 6/20/2016 12:42:50 PM

In 2014, Paula, my Sunset Boa produced by PM Herps, gave birth to a litter of 15. I still have a few here from that litter that I have been watching color up. 

Boas are known for looking pretty drab when they are born. Depending on the locality or the morph, it can take awhile before their coloration really comes in. This is the case with Sunset Boas, aka Super Hypo Hogs. It's typically around the 2 year mark for them. Since I have a few that have reached that point, I thought it'd be fun to show you some comparison pics of them after their first sheds and then what they look like presently.


This first one, baby #9, had pretty rich coloration from the start, and I held onto her to see what would happen, and figured she would go more towards the reds.

#9 after her first shed:

#9 now:

#5 stayed here mostly because I liked her personality. 

After her 1st shed:

And, now:

PC #11 was very different from her littermates - much more pink at birth.

After her first shed:

And now:

Next up, #10 after his first shed:

And now:

And last, but certainly not least - the one that I like the color of best.

#13 after her first shed:

And now... SurprisedSmile


Hope you enjoyed!

 Comments: View Oldest First  

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 6/20/2016 3:11:19 PM  

Gorgeous even though I hate boas. Here have some not bacon

Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 6/20/2016 8:29:34 PM  

Thanks, George! 

Michael ,
Posted At: 6/20/2016 11:07:45 PM  

Very nice looking kids !

Rachel Gratis,
Posted At: 6/21/2016 3:50:50 AM  


Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 6/21/2016 5:16:08 AM  

Thank you!

Michael Caine,
Posted At: 6/21/2016 2:17:23 PM  

WOW, very nice.

Lauren ,
Posted At: 6/22/2016 7:57:31 AM  

Pretty boas! 

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 6/22/2016 10:05:09 AM  

Very pretty! 

Aimee ,
Posted At: 6/22/2016 4:08:38 PM  

ok, MUCH more impressive with a little time!

Psycho Dragon,
Posted At: 6/26/2016 5:42:31 PM  

Those look absolutely great. I love Paul and his wife. Their boas are fantastic, and he's who I bought almost all of my herp caging from. Those stackable enclosures he sells are top notch.

Posted At: 6/27/2016 12:44:37 AM  

beautiful... wish the color of albino's (Kahl & Sharp) grew strong like that of the Super Hypo Hoggies. I don't know personally but imagine trying to pick out babies & guess there future look to pass on color or whatever for breeding or somethign is a pain (guessing a look at the parents helps) but at the same time it seems guess it's kind of cool for folks who like a surprise later on

Posted At: 6/27/2016 12:45:08 AM  

oh they look beautiful also!

Sonja ,
Posted At: 6/27/2016 2:43:49 AM  
Wow. Gorgeous!

Jeff ,
Posted At: 6/28/2016 10:57:35 PM  

Beautiful looking boas Sonja!!

Frances ,
Posted At: 6/29/2016 5:26:37 PM  

Simply stunning boas, just beautiful.

Solana ,
Posted At: 7/7/2016 2:47:15 PM  

Lovely boas! 

Posted At: 7/11/2016 12:14:14 PM  


Posted At: 7/20/2016 12:41:44 PM  

I just saw your posting for your new little ones and I am pretty sure I need one of these someday! Gorgeous!!!

Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 7/21/2016 10:04:17 AM  

Thank you all!

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