OUR JUNGLE GROUP
The jungles on this page represent our current, core group of breeders, hopefuls and hold-backs/grow-outs. In regards to lineage information, I have charts made out for most individuals that go into greater detail (feel free to contact me with questions).
This classic beauty was produced in 2011 by Headhunter Reptiles, from their now well-known "Victor" x "Brinkley" pairing. Her sire's side features lines from VPI and M. Beach. Her grand-dam (on Brinkley's side), "Covergirl" (Lazik "TG"), is now iconic, having graced the cover of Reptiles magazine these many years ago. She was produced by Lazik from "founding stock parents". Her grand-sire on the same side, is "Boaz", also a Lazik production. That incredible pairing resulted in offspring that went to breeders who would become respected and remembered in their own rights within the jungle and greater Morelia communities (Leary, Hare, etc.). Jada has produced clutches for us in 2015, 2018 and 2019.
What's in a name? "Slowhand" is perhaps the most well-known of the many nicknames fans have given to legendary blues guitarist Eric Clapton. Given I'm probably his biggest fan (no, really), the homage was fitting. Slowhand was produced by Nick Helble of Swikmo's Snakes (and Reptilinks). The dam was bred by Will Leary of Reptilicus Reptiles from "Covergirl" and, allegedly, a Schuett sire (cannot be substantiated). Slowhand's sire, "Stripe", was a well-striped male produced by Andrew Hare, from an unknown dam to a striped sire, allegedly known as "Skunk" (not to be confused with AAR's "Skunk"). Slowhand has been a fantastic breeder, siring clutches with "Jada" in 2015 and 2018, and "Lucille", in 2017 and 2018.
This fiery 2016 female is a pure "German bloodline" jungle, purchased by her previous owner from Star Pythons at the 2017 October NARBC show in Tinley, IL. She's a sight to behold in person--extremely bright and electric, both in appearance and attitude! I cannot wait to plug her into upcoming projects. Given I took a day trip out of state to pick her up, along with my reverence for the Beatles, her name seems fitting. Trippy to look at too, no?
"Luther" was produced in 2015 by Oliver Vaes, of Precision Reptiles, and sold to Philip Starcky of Star Pythons, in Germany. Luther is full "German bloodline", and was imported in 2016 (certificate of origin on file). I was fortunate enough to pick this guy up after a friend in the hobby decided to liquidate his collection. Luther has incredibly rich, orangey yellows and stellar striping and as of 2019 is a "proven breeder", siring a clutch with "Jada".
"Adelaide" is a 2015 female produced by Headhunter Reptiles, from their "Abel" x "Sinister" pairing. Abel was also produced at Headhunter Reptiles, from their "Voltage" x "Brinkley" pairing. Voltage was produced by Executive Reptiles and is VPI stock. Brinkley is 100% Lazik stock, via "Boaz" x "Covergirl". Adelaide's dam, Sinister, was produced by Dale Huffman from 1.1 Turner stock (Black/Schuett/Sipperly). Sinister's dam was sold to David Haisten, who named her "Lucrezia".
"Ann Justice" was produced by David Haisten, from his Jerry x Lucrezia pairing in 2016 (Larry Black, Lazik, Schuett, Sipperly lines). Jerry's grandsire and grand dam are the memorable "Adam" and "Eve", owned by Will Leary. Her name is a nod to Metallica, specifically, their "And Justice for All" album. Quippy, nerdy, but catchy name? Check. Looks that could kill and the lineage to back up such a name? Also check. Staying in keeping with the rock and roll theme, her full sibling, "Jumpin' Jack Flash", can be found below.
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" is one of my favorite jungles and definitely one of a kind! I love the deep yellows, overall pattern and black flecking. Produced by David Haisten, from his Jerry x Lucrezia pairing in 2016 (Larry Black, Lazik, Schuett, Sipperly lines). Jerry's grandsire and grand dam are the memorable "Adam" and "Eve", owned by Will Leary. JJF is a full sibling to "Ann Justice", above.
One of the most unreal looking jungles I own and a personal favorite, "Lagertha" (Headhunter Reptiles' "Axel" x "Shadow", 2016) is jaw-dropping. It's difficult to capture just how bright she is. Headhunter's Brinkley is her grand dam and Lazik's "Covergirl", her great grand dam, all on the dam's side. "Axel" is a 2012 male produced by Terry Ballard, from a '08 Leary female purchased from Leary in Tinley, '08 to a Headhunter-produced male from "Victor" x "Slash".
"Orion", aptly named due to his "head stamp" resembling the belt in the constellation Orion, is a 2017 pure "German bloodline" jungle produced by Star Pythons, in Germany, from a 2013 pure German bloodline male produced by Precision Reptiles to a 2012 pure German bloodline dam, also produced by Precision Reptiles. Stellar (pun intended) plans for this guy.
"Akroma" was produced by Star Pythons from a 2014 Precision Reptiles zebra sire (German bloodline/Harris) to a 2013 Precision Reptiles pure "German line" jungle. This gorgeous girl is feisty and has a lot more growing to do, but we're excited to have her in the fold, and will likely be plugging her into a few upcoming projects.
"Funky Gold Medina"
Produced by Martin Rosemond in 2019, this females' sire was produced by Captive Chamelions in 2014 from a Hamper line dam, produced by John Battaglia of MTC, to a Leary sire produced by Will Leary. The dam, "Neringa", was produced by Chris Behof of Blaze Reptiles from a female produced by Mark Miles, of Miles Exotics (50% Lemke/50% undocumented) to a sire produced by MTC from "Zalara" ('02 produced by Hamper) to "Asklepios", a 2001 undocumented jungle.
An incredible striped female from our 2019 "Luther" x "Jada" pairing, "Latter Alice" displays her sires' striping tendencies. Her name is a play on words. The band TOOL has an album, titled "Lateralus" (and a song by the same name). Given I'm a huge TOOL fan, this name seemed perfect. *See Jada and Luther's profiles for lineage information.
I knew this female was a hold-back as soon as I saw her head pipping from the egg. "Esther" means "star". But given my affinity for unique names and music, "Esther Day" rolls off the tongue like "Yesterday", one of the most iconic songs written by Paul McCartney, who I've had the privilege of seeing in concert twice. The Beatles are timeless. I have a feeling this female will be too. Produced here in 2019 from our "Jada" x "Luther" clutch.
This promising young male was produced by David Haisten, from his "Jerry" x "Bathory" pairing. Jerry was produced by Tad Fitzgerald, from his "Lily" x "Herman" pairing. Lily was 100% Larry Black line, via Will Leary's "Adam" x "Eve" pairing. Herman was also produced by Leary, this time from his "Covergirl" x "GS3M" (100% Schuett, via GS1M x GS1F, which where Bartlett German line crossed with Larry Black line). Bathory was produced by Leary from his GS2M male x "Hope" (Boaz, 100% Lazik, x Covergirl).