Friday, May 29, 2009

Blue Eyed Leucistics

I admit, the title is misleading.

I don't own a BEL (Blue Eyed Leucistic).

Will I? Absolutely!

Do I yet? .....No.

So why then, are you titling your blog as such and being such a jerk, Miss Wong?

Because I have the INGREDIENTS for a BEL!

And we are here to discuss them.

Apparently some people are confused about what can make a Blue Eyed Leucistic.

BLUE eyed Leucistics are white snakes with blue eyes.


Yeah. Name says it all, although people may not get the word "Leucistic", pronounced by the way "Loo-kiss-tick" which I admit for the past several years I have been pronouncing it wrong.

So, let us continue with what can make a BEL..

Mojaves (as pictured)
Het Russos

NOW, I want to point out that YES, there are other white snakes out there.

Black Eyed Leucistic
Lesser Pied

to name a few, BUT!!! They do not fall under the category of BLUE eyed Leucistics, so I will only touch on them by acknowledging them.

So, if you so choose, please feel free to make a BEL (BLUE eyed Leucistic) with the above said ingredients in the first list.

I also want to point out that they are not created equal. Super Mojaves (Mojave x Mojave) tend to make a white snake with a smoky grey head and somewhat mottled white body. Super Lessers and Super Butters are more white, and Super Russos (aka The White Diamond) is apparently the whitest of them all.

And yes, you can combine any of those traits to come up with a Blue Eyed Leucistic.

So hopefully in the next season, I will be able to proudly say "YES. I DO HAVE A BLUE EYED LEUCISTIC!"

Until that day, I'll just post pictures of my ingredients.

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends.


Brandi said...

I pronounce it Lew sis tic

made sense since they call them Lucy's


Can't wait till you start popping them out!!!!

Tashai said...

Me too (from above). Can't wait to get some lessers!