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    Kind of baffled by this

    Some of my babies are shedding right now. First one shed yesterday and came out like this, which is what I would expect:



    One shed today and came out like this...



    It is almost completely grayscale or blueish in color. This was a normal looking baby before. Any ideas? It isn't a second shed cycle under the first.

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    Seen a lot of those the last couple years, not sure what makes the white/grey, but it is pretty freakin cool. Congrats again.

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    I have to agree with Sam. That is just plain cool. Love that little one. Congrats
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    I think thats beautiful and would buy it if I could =]
    Unreal just like a 7 dollar bill

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    Thanks y'all!

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    Do you think it will stay that color or change with age? If it stays that way it will be a bad burm.
    2.0 normal burmese
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    1.0 granite sided borneo stp
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    I love it honestly. I would see if its genetic and then put in a green.

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    I hope it stays that way. I doubt it is genetic but who knows? Just gonna be holding my breath until the next shed haha.

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    We have seen this kind of color loss after shed in both boas and ball pythons. Never this young though, and always adults.

    The color always came back over the next year, and successive sheds. Interesting to see it happen in such a young animal.

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    Another one shed today and came out even grayer


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    nice looking pattern too.

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    This is nuts, they must be defective. You should just give them to me.
    Not what, but when, who, why and how are the main questions, none of which will be an easy answer. However due to this fact and misinformation about said information, one would wonder where I am going with this. It is of course a great pondering for such persons which by now would have no clue as to what the hell I am talking about. However this would be above and beyond the basic explanation of such. But the simple fact is I am studying to be a politician. Questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirarucu View Post
    This is nuts, they must be defective. You should just give them to me.
    Right?! Who wants a light silver burm any way?? Psssh... bring them to narbc this weekend and I'll trade you for some nice normal colored burms that you can be proud of.

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    Hahaha Tom, that sounds awesome! Done deal! Do you have any idea what may be going on with them though? And I won't make it up til Sunday now. Got a bunch of enclosures and hots coming on Saturday.

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    I'd have to look at them in person. Sometimes I have some that look similar to this and I just attribute it to natural variability. Not sure though...

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    Maybe you're on to something.. An axanthic burm would be the best!

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    Unreal just like a 7 dollar bill

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    if i had them i'd be thinking holdbacks..... i've got some freaky looking albinos here that i hatched that's what i'm doing.

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    How many baby normals do you have, and how many turned this grayish color? I would wait and see what a few more sheds will do to these fellows.. What where the parents..

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    2 of the 8 turned really gray. The parents were a half dwarf double het albino granite from Tom to a female normal that I found out was het albino when babies started hatching. I'm going to hold on to them for a bit to see what's going on.

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    My burms change to a similar color too, but thats only when the crawl around in there own poop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burm1023 View Post
    My burms change to a similar color too, but thats only when the crawl around in there own poop
    HAHAHAHA touche' ! Those are a couple of nice lookers, definite hold backs to see what becomes of them.
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    With absolutely no mastery of science, I am going to speculate that this occurrence is not genetic, but rather systemic. Something is "going on" with them, but the color change is a symptom of a problem/issue, and not a genetically reproducible trait.

    I don't think it is going to be detrimental over the long run, and I would guess that with regular feeding and care, color returns within a few sheds.

    My thoughts...

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    Oh, and that doesn't make it any less interesting/cool to see : )

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    Very cool. I would love to see them is person. Also, both the ones you posted look to be likely het for granite as well.

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