"Russo Red" Pastel Boas  

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"Russo Red" Pastel Boas  

    My "Russo Red Pastel" Boas are the product of many years of selectively breeding for Red. It all started with a very orange colored Salmon Boa that I got from Rich Ihle back in 1995. This male produced some outstanding colored offspring & I picked his best colored Babies for the future. Then in 2005 I received a beautiful Red Pastel Boa from a friend. This boa was just a pure blooded Colombian import but was very Red ( This Boa is pictured on Page 183 of my book "The Complete Boa Constrictor" ). I then bred this Red Pastel Boa to my best Super Hypo male. Fast Forward to today ( 2014 ) and I am up to 3 F generations of breeding my best Red colored Hypos & Super hypos to each other. My best results thus far were from a litter born the summer 2013. These are by far my best RED colored boas. Lastly - please note that there is absolutely no "Blood Boa" blood in these Boas. The Red color they possesse is passed on genetically & gets more intense by breeding my best Reds to my best Reds. This trait is Polygenic & acts similarly to a dominant trait in that it passes in one generation of outcrossing. However there is no super form so its just dominant ( not incomplete or Co- dominant ). I will be only selling a few of these Red Pastels as I need to see which will be the best for my F4 generation breedings. If you want to get some offspring ftrom this project - please email me.

2017 - looks like a good year for Reds. I Expect a litter of Russo Red Sterlings in July...