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UPDATE: As of 05/26/2021, Babies have started being born!!!!

 

 

Breeding season was a quick one in 2021. The first lock was on January 9th and the last was February 6th. I may continue to make attempts but believe everyone has tapped out.
There are details about each breeding couple below, but a few additional notes to consider – gestation time is approximately 90-110 days for Northern Australians (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)  and 110-145 days for Irian Jayas (Tiliqua Sp.) . Each pregnancy is a little different and the female can hold viable sperm for months before introducing them with her reproductive system. Within those parameters, it is possible to meet the babies as early as April 9th or as late as July 1. From my experiences caring for these particular animals, I would bet litters stagger in, between mid May and mid July. Just an example how unpredictable Blue Tongue breeding goes, an example being Katherine Knight delivering babies in 81 days one year, but 128 days the following year. Regardless of when they arrive, all babies are held back for a few weeks before leaving for their forever homes. There will be immediate updates on the social platforms within 24 hours of birth.
With any First Timer, absent any history of breeding, it is hard to accurately predict how many babies will join us in the coming months. One of our mottos is to under promise and over deliver, but the odds are in our favor to bring many beautiful and healthy Blue Tongued Lizards into this world.

 

There is one pure classic litter expected towards the end of our baby season, but as she is a first time mother, I’d rather not put my hopes terribly high. However as of Mother’s Day she is showing full signs of being gravid. Because there have been so many requests for less specialty Northerns, for any half-specialty baby who comes out looking more Classic than the rest, in spite of it’s genetics, will have the Classic Northern price honored.
For those hoping for Irian Jaya babies from Big Mamma, I begrudgingly admit she would not Tango this year.

 

The photos used below were captured live during the breeding between 01/09/2021 – 02/06/2021. Most if not everyone was in shed for their photo op. During that time Blue Tongues turn more monotone in color. Rest assured, vibrancy is an important aspect of our selection. Better photos of the parents can be seen on the Meet The Skinks page.

 

The Early Bird deposit list for both Northerns and Irian Jayas is full. I will resume taking deposits once babies are born. You may still send a message with your contact info to be added to our email notifications list.
Please familiarize yourself with our Purchase Rules for additional questions. If you would like to be added to the email list for any subspecies, just send me a message with your contact info. I’ll be sending out emails to those who wish, as litters get born or if anything changes.
Please feel free to reach out if there’s any further questions.
Couple 1
Subspecies:
Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)
Genetics of Offspring:
87.5% Sunrise, 12.5% Red
Parents:
Charlie Manson and Goldilocks
Female History:
Seasoned Pro
Successful Locks:
4
Birth Date: 05/26/2021
Additional Notes: Goldilocks is already showing signs of being gravid. She loves sunbathing and turned down Charlie’s advances after a few successful locks early in the season. There is a chance of keeping one holdback from this litter.
Couple 2
Subspecies:
Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)
Genetics of Offspring:
37.5% Sunrise, 25% Fenn Orange, 25% T+ Caramel, 12.5% Red
Parents:
Charlie Manson and Katherine Knight
Female History:
Seasoned Pro
Successful Locks:
2
Birth Date: 06/01/2021
Additional Notes: Fairly confident we will be greeted with many babies, as usual from Katherine. I wish we could have had more successful locks. She was unwilling after a short while and I don’t like forcing anyone. Hopefully the signs of refusal means she knows her body is gravid.
Couple 3
Subspecies:
Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)
Genetics of Offspring:
50% T+ Caramel, 37.5% Sunrise, 12.5% Red
Parents:
Charlie Manson and Tequila
Female History:
Delivered 7 healthy babies last year
Successful Locks:
3
Additional Notes: Tequila was initially eager to mate, but later into the breeding season, and she pumps the breaks – an indicative sign of being gravid. She delivered 2 very-very special babies last year and I anticipate the same odds of something really great appearing in this year’s litter.
Couple 4
Subspecies:
Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)
Genetics of Offspring:
50% Light Phase Classic, 37.5% Sunrise, 12.5% Red
Parents:
Charlie Manson and Hermoine Granger
Female History:
Delivered 1 healthy baby last year
Successful Locks:
3
Additional Notes: Hermoine delivered last year’s litter in someone else’s care. It will be a learning experience discovering her quarks and triggers during her first gestation with me. I tried to pair her additional times in hopes more of Charlie’s swimmers reached the summit. Original intentions were to pair her with one of my two classic males, but when it came time to perform, neither were having it. Charlie and Hermoine got it on later in the breeding season.
Couple 5
Subspecies:
Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)
Genetics of Offspring:
50% F2 Magma, 37.5% Sunrise, 12.5% Red
Parents:
Charlie Manson and Magmar
Female History:
First Timer
Successful Locks:
2
Birth Date: 05/26/2021
Additional Notes: All of last year, as Magmar was growing, I was sure I had a boy. Then he went down for brumation and woke up looking a little different. The fingers were more slender, the head smaller in ratio. The body of a male remained, but after trial and error pairing Magmar with several desirable females, and even inviting him as a spectator in the Caligula madness, he still had no interest in pairing with a female. Later in the breeding season I tried him with a few males, but once again, Charlie was the only one to get the job done. Time will tell if we’re greeted with babies in late spring. If these two do produce, there’s a chance I keep one holdback from this litter.
Couple 6
Subspecies:
Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)
Genetics of Offspring:
50% High Orange Phase Classic, 18.75% Sunrise, 12.5% Fenn
Orange, 12.5% T+ Caramel, 6.25% Red
Parents:
Carl and New Girl
Female History:
First Timer
Successful Locks:
3
Birth Date: 05/26/2021 – 05/29/2021
Additional Notes: New Girl was born and raised here. Since adolescence, New Girl has been displaying personality traits and physical features more often demonstrated in females. She was very eager to take a mate this year. I originally wanted to pair her with Magmar, but attempts were unfruitful. Mr. Egghead is a virgin and I’ve wanted to pass on his Light Classic looks for years now. Mr. Egghead got real close this year. He latched on a few times but ultimately failed to seal the deal. New Girl was appropriately pissed because this is her first time and there ended up being no Nookie. At the tail end of breeding season, Carl was finally ready to mate and he performed multiple times all the way into February.
Couple 7
Subspecies:
Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)
Genetics of Offspring:
Classic Northern
 
Parents:
Carl and Jellybean (Jelly)
Female History:
Virgin
Successful Locks:
3
Birth Date:
07/04/2021
Additional Notes: Jellybean was a surprise addition. She was originally bred by Captive Bred Excellence, sold to a local keeper here, who later sold her to a pet shop that has since closed down, but not before being rescued by another local and loving family who takes in all animals. Circumstances have changed, and well… Now she’s with me. Still unsure of gender, I paired her with Carl, who was my last male to rise from brumation, and the two have been inseparable ever since. If Jelly does produce babies, it will be late in the season – late June, July, or August potentially. This is the only pure classic couple of the year.
Couple 8
Subspecies:
Irian Jaya Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Sp.)
Genetics of Offspring:
Red and Cream-light phase normal
 
Parents:
George and Gladys
Female History:
Seasoned Pro
Successful Locks:
3
 
Additional Notes: Everything about their pairing went extremely typical this year. Gladys welcomed George’s advances, and he was always protective over her after they mated. I fully expect their usual litter of 4-7 babies this year.
Couple 9
Subspecies:
Irian Jaya Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua Sp.)
Genetics of Offspring:
Red and Normal with Super Red Eyes
 
Parents:
George and Dinobot
Female History:
Unproven
Successful Locks:
1
 
Additional Notes: I don’t have my hopes up for this couple. Dinbot’s gender is still not 100% confirmed. They paired last year and nothing happened. This year there were 3 solid attempts, but only one that was truly successful. It would be a great surprise to find babies in Dinobot’s tank one morning!