WHO ARE WE?
|We've bred exotic animals for 25 years, working first with exotic birds before developing our present specialization with tricolors. In the 70s and 80s we introduced to the U.S. several new color varieties of finches and cockatiels, wrote articles for virtually every avicultural magazine, had two books published by TFH, and spoke on
our methods at meetings in the UK, Australia and throughout the U.S. |
At that same time we began our work with tricolors by breeding scarlet kingsnakes. Since then we've bred lizards and bengal cats, but our efforts and enthusiasm are now focused solely on tricolors. We hatched our first hypo hondurans in 1996. In 1997 we hatched our first albino, double-het for snow, double-het for ghost, and double-het for hypo and albino hondurans. In 1998, we hatched two snow hondurans, the world's first. In 1999 we expect to produce some of the first ghost hondurans, and we have a chance to produce the first hypo-albino double mutation specimens.
But life's not always so serious, and we don't think it should be: (the photos, believe it or not, are not from witness protection program files). We've had a great deal of fun, and gotten much satisfaction, from our herpetocultural interests.
We've made great friends locally, at shows nationally, and with customers we've gotten to know over the years. We eagerly anticipate annual field trips to Arizona, where the (so far unsuccessful) search for pyros takes second place to the pleasures of time spent with friends who fill those days with laughter and who marvel as much as we at the spectacular countryside. We owe a debt, too, to the many breeders who so generously shared information with us as our interests grew. We find there's still something to learn from every herpetoculturist we speak to. In return, we strive to share what we've learned, in articles in herpetocultural publications, in presentations at herp club meetings, and in personal conversations.
Fun aside, we work hard to satisfy our customers, by breeding the best animals, by keeping orders in a way that assures the best specimens for those who order first, by coordinating shipping carefully, and by offering customers easy access to our help in optimizing their results.
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