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PostSubject: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:06 pm

Back in 2007 I purchased two female pieds and a male het pied. The next year I bought a male pied. I kept the het pied male to be a back up breeder if the Pied did not do his job. All of our snakes came from reputable breeders and the het came with paperwork and I had no doubt he was a het. Well, my male Pied did his job last year and I decided to sell the Het Pied male. I had him at a reasonable price of $50 at the shows, but he never sold. So, I kept him and have been using him this year to cycle through the pied girls to make sure they took. Well, I've never seen him lock and I decided to pop him this morning, while cleaning cages. It turns out that he is a she. Even probed her just to make sure. After knocking my head against the wall for not doing this sooner Facepalm , I put my pale pied male in with her, and now they are locked!

Just goes to show that even reputable breeders make mistakes. I never even thought to second guess the seller, because he threw the het pied male in for free. Surely, he wouldn't make that big of a mistake to give away a het pied female - but, he did. This was back when pied girls were running around $3k.

I tried to contact the breeder, but he seems to have retired from snakes. Now, I've got to rename that girl. Moses just doesn't work for a girl!

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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:27 pm

lmao! nice little surprise the day after Christmas, congrats Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:43 pm

Trust but verify, except in this case, it worked out in your favor. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:26 pm

Congrats
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:54 pm

Yea, looking at that lock felt like Christmas came again. Funny thing is, I started with pieds as my main morph but have yet to produce anything other than hets. Maybe this will be the charm!
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:08 pm

Nuts! I was going to buy him/her from you at the Richmond show! The only reason I didn't was I just didn't have the room. Good for you though!
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:09 pm

Thats a great story, and pieds are what got me into morph balls, And the same here havent produced one yet eather.
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:07 pm

Yay! Congrats Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:57 am

That's awesome! Always seems to work the other way for me LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:06 am

I went down to the ball room this morning to separate them for feeding and they are still locked! Guess they are making up for lost time.
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:21 am

Congrats Don!! glad this mistake worked in your favor Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:53 pm

Awesome story! Shocked So often it happens the other way around. Glad it worked out in your favor.

Merry Christmas!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:06 pm

I have had this happen the opposite way around. Not good! You've got luck, my friend!
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PostSubject: Re: Mistakes happen   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:11 pm

funny thing happen to me yesterday i purchased a male bumble bee a month ago and felt i needed to have it probed being i popped him and didnt get any hemipenes and guess what its a girl lol!!!!
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