So what's the story with the Solar Flare?
Honestly, I am not the best one to tell it.
My friend Tim Johnson of Royal Morphz got a pair of animals from a collection buy out. Early on, they were dubbed "Tequilas". They looked like wierd Yellowbellies, and he bred them together to prove them out.
I had an opportunity with the buy out to pick up the other pair. I didn't really need more yellowbellies, so I only picked up the female.
It wasn't until Tim got eggs from his pair that I started to think that they could be something else.
To this day, I have still yet to hatch out an Ivory myself, so I just thought they were weird Ivories.
He ended up with a few, I admired them briefly and moved on to my own stuff.
But as they grew, they just kept getting darker and orange-ier.
Tim bred the male to an Ivory to prove out the compatibility, but the eggs went bad.
My female was bred to his male, and I got three eggs out of it. Two Solar Flares and a Flare, all males (of course, right?)...
The photos you see is of one of the males, which has been offered up for sale.
I compared it to the other Yellowbelly stuff out there, and the most similar things that stand out to me are the Puma and the Highway.
I believe that they are similar in terms of the alleles, but obviously present themselves differently.
I look forward to mashing it up with the other stuff, including the Super Stripe and the Paint (which would be cool to see).
It is brand new in terms of the combos being made, so I am really interested to see what will happen with it.
A few people have gotten wind and have gotten involved as well, so this will be a cumulative project within the next few years with what everyone can do with it.
It's exciting to be at the beginnings of a fledgeling project, and to see what can be done with it.
What would you do with this guy? What would you pair him with?
Have a great weekend, my friends!