the later 90's Rich Ihle bred two normal Columbians and produced
a beautiful litter of really nice boas that were incredibly pink,
except for 2. Those 2 were dark and aberrant with what some would
call a ladder tail. They were totally different looking animals.
He kept the 2 aberrant girls and several of the pinkest girls. We
started referring to the pink ones as the PC girls.
A number of years ago, when Mike from Basically Boas was helping
with photos Rich gave him one of the aberrant girls. Mike named
her Aby, and further developed that look referred to as the Aby
group. He has produced some incredible animals. Rich bred
the PC girls into the Salmon line and they produced
some very beautiful boas that we refer to as PC Salmons.
to fine tune this look, in 2005' we took a very nice PC
Salmon male and bred him back to one of the original sisters (a
PC girl- littermate to Mikes Aby) thinking
that we would just get a better, pinker Salmon! We were very surprised
that almost exactly 25% of the babies exhibited the aberrant look,
some normals and some Salmons. 75% were again just very nice PC
Salmons and normals.
is a very complex thing! We feel that because there were 2 girls
from the first litter and offspring from their sisters showed the
look without any out breeding, they are carrying this aberrant trait.
last season we bred a PC
Salmon to an EBV Red Group female and nearly half of the litter
exhibits the Aby aberrancies- one with a complete stripe from head
to tail! The combination of the color and contrast from the EBV
line combined with the pattern aberrancies and color influence of
the PC-Aby line has proven to be an awesome combination!
GALLERY COMING SOON!