UPDATED: FEB 2021
Managing genetic integrity and prioritizing optimal diversity is key to any captive management program. It does not matter if the program is intended to produce family pets or zoological specimens, the premise is the same. Most Western Nations are well aware of the most commonly seen examples of mismanaged breeding/inbreeding in dogs. Many dogs suffer tragic and painful outcomes that are a direct result of mismanaged line breeding. This can and does occur in mismanaged reptile programs as well. Therefore, with my reptiles it is my goal to attempt to research, record, and share all my animals history to the best of my ability. As a former AZA zookeeper who was preparing to work as a STUDBOOK keeper, I am deeply invested in the maintenance of reproductive lineage for my animals for both the added value to the customer and the captive population as a whole.
This page has links to detailed lineage graphs for every litter/clutch Reptile Mountain™ LLC has released to the public.
Click on the litter number to open the individual graph page. Each graph reads from left to right. The color of the highlighted boxes correspond to the included key indicating the breeder who produced the animal.
All my animals come with documentation including a birth certificate that has their litter number written down.
Litter numbers can be decoded as follows:
Sire Dam. Year. Number in litter
X = Picacho (Sire)
5= Quaker (Dam)
19 = Born in 2019
03 = Third baby in litter