Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

Our Breeders - Kingsnakes

Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)

We cherry picked several bloodlines to assemble our founder stock. In spite of all the hoopla over knoblochi, we still think these are the prettiest - and certainly better represented genetically in captive collections. Matures at about three feet.

Albino Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)

Lovely genetically pure amelanistic albino pyros, what more needs said? We'll be out-crossing and working with hets on these initially, and probably won't offer any for sale until that project is all done, perhaps in the 2016 season.

'Applegate' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)

The first mutation to appear in captive collections of this species, originated by Robert Applegate - one of the early pioneer breeders and all-around nice guy. Black is completely eliminated from the body rings, and even the black head pattern is reduced to a simple skull cap marking on most. A truly elegant recessive mutation.

'Baubel' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)

Breeder Chris Baubel has been carefully line-breeding stock from the Santa Rita Mountains for some years to reduce the amount of black present. The result is snakes almost midway in appearance between normal and 'Applegate'. Startlingly attractive.

'Baylin' Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)

Breeder Jason Baylin has been carefully line-breeding stock for clean whites and to eliminate black 'cross-overs'. These are some really pretty Arizona Mountain Kings!

Albino San Luis Potosi Kingsnake (Lampropeltis m. mexicana x ruthveni)

We've crossed albino Queretaro Kingsnakes into the San Luis Potosi Kingsnakes to create yet another interesting new albino! We produced our first albinos from these crossings in 2003 and will also produce some 100% hets. With a little growth, these snakes are becoming incredible!

Het Albino San Luis Potosi Kingsnake (Lampropeltis m. mexicana x ruthveni)

We've crossed albino Queretaro Kingsnakes into the San Luis Potosi Kingsnakes to create yet another interesting new albino! But the normal looking specimens from those crosses are every bit as attractive as the albinos! Plus they stay small (three feet max), always feed well and are very docile - making them an excellent choice for beginners!

San Luis Potosi Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana)

Beautiful kingsnakes from the Mexican interior, clad in grays with squarish reddish blotches along the dorsum. Somewhat variable, ranging from very light grays and bright orange-reds to deep charcoal blacks with nearly obscured red blotches. They stay mid-size (three feet usually, four feet max), always feed well and are very docile - making them an excellent choice for beginners!

Durango Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana greeri)

Inhabiting mountainous terrain in the Mexican state of Durango, this member of the "mexicana" or "gray-band" complex stays small. Most adults average 30-36 inches in length at best. Stunningly attractive, they are very similar to L. pyromelana forms in terms of care, right down to the difficulties involved in getting hatchlings to feed on mice. However, once established, they thrive and are very popular with skilled keepers.

Hypo Durango Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana greeri)

Homozygous for Hypomelanism, a recessive mutation. This mutation lightens, brightens, and reduces black pigmentation. Stunningly attractive!

'Leonis Phase' Nuevo Leon Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri)

aka Variable or Thayer's Kingsnake. Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico, this is another lovely small member of the "mexicana" or "gray-band" complex. Most adults average only 24-30 inches in length, although specimens may achieve 36 inches. Extremely variable, and stunningly attractive. Most "leonis" phase have thin orangish or reddish bands on a ground color of tannish gray. Exceptional specimens may have the colors enhanced to yellow, peach, pale orange, or even very intense bright orange, and no two are ever identical, even among siblings.

'Milk Snake Phase' Nuevo Leon Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri)

aka Variable or Thayer's Kingsnake. Often abbreviated as MSP. Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico, this is another lovely small member of the "mexicana" or "gray-band" complex. Most adults average only 24-30 inches in length, although specimens may achieve 36 inches. Extremely variable, "milksnake" phase specimens have very wide reddish bands in triads. Ground colors  may range from grays through tans, peach, or pale orange, and no two specimens are ever identical, even among siblings.

Mexican Black Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigritus)

Very solid black snakes. Perhaps the best pet kingsnake for beginners. Very popular pet store item. Ours are flawless jet black, with just tiny traces of white under the chin.

Whitewall Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)

Homozygous for Whitewall, a recessive mutation. Pure L. g. holbrooki tracing their lineage back to an animal captured in Carter County, Missouri by Keith Albert. The Whitewall mutation not only replaces all lateral pigmentation with white, it reduces the dark pigments along the dorsum as well, allowing the yellows to shine and creating an astonishing look. We just acquired hatchlings and don't expect to offer any into the market for a few years, most likely beginiing in 2017.

Albino Whitewall Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)

Homozygous for Whitewall and Albino, two recessive mutations. With a line of Albino Speckled kings already established in the hobby, it was inevitable that it be combined with the newer Whitewall mutation. Good thing, as they are surprisingly beautiful (although the subtle nature of the golds and yellows is hard to capture in photographs)

High White Striped California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)

A gorgeous selectively bred morph derived from Desert White Striped specimens. The amounts of white on the sides are greatly increased, and the remaining dark edging to mid-dorsal stripe makes for a startling contrast!

Snow White California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)

A gorgeous selectively bred morph derived from High-White Striped specimens. The amounts of white are greatly increased, with only the faintest traces of the middorsal stripe remaining. Unbelievable.

Arctic White California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)

Homozygous for amelanism, a recessive trait. The albino version of the Snow White is called the Arctic White. Simply stunning!

Mosaic California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)

Specimens of the California Kingsnake found in the vicinity of Newport are highly prized by collectors for their lovely abberant patterning. Polygenic in nature, no two are ever alike. Breeders have further refined this look by crossing out to desert white forms to create the gorgeous and unique Mosaic Cal King.

Extreme High-White Banded California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)

Clean Black and White Banded Cal Kings have long been prized by collectors. Almost immediately breeders went to work selecting and refining to increase the amount of white. Our breeders were selected from among the best of these!