- Captive Bred Excellence

Excellence
Captivebred
"Selectively bred Reptiles"
"Specializing in Northern Blue Tongue Skinks, Ball Pythons & select Colubrids"
since 1990
Tad and Donna Fitzgerald              Private Breeders
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Gray-Banded Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis alterna

The Gray-Banded kingsnake occurs in the Chihuahua desert regions of northereastern Mexico and the Big Bend region of west Texas. The extreme variety and beauty of patterns and colors accounts for much of the Gray-Bands popularity, and is likely the result of mimicking the venomous snakes that overlap it's range (Trans-Pecos Copperhead and Mottled Rock Rattlesnake). The fascination with these variations, and ability to explore them further through captive breeding makes this snake one of the most rewarding species to raise and breed in captivity.
We produce offspring from animals of known locality origin, as well as generics bred to produce specific color and pattern variations. Gray-Banded kings can be a challenging species to raise, and many will need time and patience to convert them to young mice. We will gladly get your animals started prior to shipping, and occasionaly offer offspring "right-out-of-the egg" at a reduced price to experianed keepers.



Christmas Mountains.

From High-Way 118 north of Big Bend National Park. Because of the rarity of specimans and the tendency to produce extremely variable speckled and busy patterns make this is one of the most sought after localities. Some are light, some dark or almost black with many exhibiting intense orange coloration.

$100-$250


"Blairs Phase"
(non-locality)

Classic alterna with 8-16 wide orange saddles selectively bred for intense orange saddles with clean light grey backgrounds. Breeding stock is "the best of the best" producing stunning examples of this very popular phase.

$100-$200
 
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