Breeder’s Choice – Gray-Banded Kingsnake

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Breeder’s Choice – Gray-Banded Kingsnake

Leucistic Gray-Banded Kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna)

Herper Headshotz – Yusuke Murai
Five-Alarm Frog
Reptiles Magazine 0304

Submitted By:

Chris Baubel



Breeder Comments

“On Aug. 9, 2007, I produced the first leucistic gray-banded kingsnake. I have been breeding kingsnakes in general and L. alterna in particular for close to 20 years. I achieved this morph by breeding a son to his two sisters and back to his mother. Apparently all four snakes were heterozygous because I produced three leucistic offspring, one in each clutch. Two of those babies died, but the third one is thriving. In 2008 I produced three more. They seem to be doing fine.”