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    Breeding dwarf boas

    Hi!
    Read a lot about dwarf boas today and especially Sonoran boas. It said in one article that I read that many leopard boa genes came originally from Sonoran Boas. I am curious, can you breed a Sonoran boa female for example to a regular boa male? Would there b complications as to the babies being to large for the female to give birth to? Not sure exactly how it works in snakes, I know with other animals when a small female for example is bred with a large male it can create complications and death in the worst case.

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    Re: Breeding dwarf boas

    I really wouldn't like to say. Most smaller boas have smaller litters anyway.
    males are generally smaller anyway, but I personally wouldn't like to breed a nice locality boa to a larger boa anyway, most people have sonoran boas to produce leopards , it's a recessive gene so the male would have to be het for leopard too, to get a nice visual leopard boa, much sort after due to there amazing markings, patterns and nice small size



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    If you are going to do it, use a dwarf male and a non-dwarf BI female for two reasons:
    - Neonate size,
    - Sperm retention across breeding seasons; you want the females to always produce pure locality babies.

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    A quick note. Having been breeding Sonorans for the last 24 years, I can tell you they have large litters. The babies are smaller than many locales. For example, one of my 5ft pure Sonoran leopard gave birth last week to 25 babies.

    Warren

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