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Poll: Best Looking Mountain King.

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Posted by: Aaron at Tue Oct 19 14:24:08 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Aaron ]  
   

What's the best looking Mountain King? Try not to think about rarity or dollar value, I'm just talking about looks.

Arizona Mtn. King(L. p. pyromelana)
Utah Mtn. King(L. p. infralabialis)
Tarahumara Mtn. King(L. p. knoblochi)
St. Helana Mtn King(L. z. zontata)
Sierra Mtn. King(L. z. multicincta)
Coastal Mtn. King(L. z. multifaciata)
San Bernardino Mtn. King(L. z. parviruba)
San Diego Mtn. King(L. z. pulchra)
Baja Mtn. King(L. z. agalma)
Todos Santos Mtn. King(L. z. herrarae)
OK to include intergrades:
Sierra X St. Helena(L. z. multicincta X L. z. zonata) ie. Washington & Oregon z's.
Sierra X Coastal(L. z. multicincta x L. z. multifaciata) ie. Diablo range and southern Sierra z's.

I think Baja Mtn. Kings are the best looking of all of them because I love the high band counts, frequently bright colors, jagged edges the bands often have and especially the variable and awesome head patterns.

Tarahumara Mtn. Kings are a close second because they too have intricate patterns and I like their variability in that they can have low or high amounts of side pattern, plus they have awesome/variable head patterns.

I just think the agalma are just a bit brighter on average and I think the black snouts on agalma sets off the head pattern a little better than the white snouts of knoblochi.
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