return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
click here for  Animal Specialties
Mealworms, Crickets, Dubia, More...
Available Now at New York Worms!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Komodo . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Oct. 25, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Gainesville - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Houston - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Birmingham - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Havre de Grace Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Port Charlotte - Nov 02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fort Walton Beach - Nov. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for The Turtle Source
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Where are all the Males?

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Gray-banded Kingsnakes ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: Aaron at Mon Sep 19 14:54:58 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Aaron ]  
   

Actually oftentimes females are harder to come by than males. Currently I would guess it's because alot of the ads are selling holdbacks and/or snakes that people previously bought for themselves. When people hold back babies they hatched and/or buy snakes for breeding purposes they often like to have more females than males since one male can breed several females. If they later decide to sell their project, or sell a few animals out of their project, they may have more females to sell.

This can work in the reverse too because at the first stage somebody holding back extra females may be selling off more males. Except I suspect often the extra males are wholesaled and never make the classifieds.

Another explanation is that more females hatched this year overall. Skewed clutches are not uncommon, some years I hatch alot of males and the next year the same pair produces alot of females. If females are available and you can use them then you should get them while you can because it's usually alot harder to pair up lone females than males.
-----
www.hcu-tx.org/


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  Speaking of such - Jay_the_Snake, Mon Sep 19 16:50:53 2011

<< Previous Message:  Where are all the Males? - FRISCH, Mon Sep 19 10:01:28 2011