These strain is something that we are just not bringing back to are fish room. The last time we had them was in 2011. Back then our Lace Snaeskins were unstoppable and we have re aquired them and they appear like they will be a force to recon with again. The Variegated Snakeskin color strain is my favorite. I worked with this strain for 8+ years before discontinuing them in 2011. My original Variegated Snakeskins came from James Heller (not to be confused with Jeff Hiller), Bill Orth and a few other outside sources. I made many crosses with those lines to create my own winning lines.The ones I had were more of a green lace than the yellow lace that they show up as in the photo. They are very slow growing with medium to large bodies. My lines also throws albino yellow lace snakeskins once every 3 to 4 generations or any time you make a cross. My line did very well for me over the years. I have the most points in the history of the IFGA in the Variegated Snakeskin and Snakeskin veil class. After discontinuing this strain within my fishroom in 2011 I have now brought them back. I was able to acquire some of my old stock and I also look to a friend in Birzil to aquite what I weft was currently the best in the would to get me started again.
These fish are now discontinued and we no longer have any in our fishroom. However, we will still give you some history on them just in case you get lucky enough to run across them in the future. We did a number of crosses to get these to IFGA show quality although we found this strain very hard to keep at show quality. This was not our primary line we use for showing, but it is a line we have shown in the past. We feel that it may be related to the old yellow cobra lines that were common from the late 60's to the 80's. The main difference between what they where then and what they are today is that they no longer have the Zebrinous bars, which gave the word cobra to name. They now have a Rosetta pattern, which is a nice feature. All snakeskin breeders admire this pattern. I hope that the lucky few people who were able to get them can keep them going so others can enjoy their beauty.
10 Months old
10 Months old
Yellow Diamond Snakeskins
( Discontinued )
9 Months old
11 Months old
2009, 2010 & 2012 IFGA Grand Overall Male Champion