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Milk Snake Breeders?

01-31-2010, 04:28 PM
Hello everyone,

For those of you who have bought a Milk, who do you prefer to buy from? They aren't super popular like BP's so finding reviews on breeders is kind of hard to find. I actually prefer the Sinaloans (sp?) as their red and narrow black/yellow just looks sharp, IMHO. I won't ask which Milk is better as from what I've read on here, YMMV when it comes to a Milk.

from what I've seen, I've seen people on faunaclassifieds and kingsnakes.com. LLLreptiles has a good price on the sin's but again, I'm unsure of anyone's reputation.


01-31-2010, 04:33 PM
Milks have spastic personalities compared to corns and BP. I have had Sinaloans and enjoyed them. Hondurans and Nelsons are good as well. I think there are more morphs of Hondos available.

01-31-2010, 04:34 PM
So, according to you Wade, you liked the Sin's more than the Hondo's and Nelsons? Or did I read that wrong? Actually, as far as Morphs go, I really like the regular Sin, the deep red is just stunning, IMHO.

01-31-2010, 04:35 PM
No I like the hondos.

01-31-2010, 04:39 PM
I got my Nelson's from VMS Herp. I've bought a number of snakes from VMS- Sean is excellent to deal with. Looks like he has a nice selection of various milks _and_ a sale going right now, too!

Warning...warning. Browsing that site has led to the purchase of unplanned snakes before!!

01-31-2010, 04:51 PM
I have 2 black milks, if I recall correctly I found the breeders on faunaclassifieds.

01-31-2010, 05:42 PM
A person I would recommend is Marc Bailey reptiles He doesnt have a website but I believe he posts on Kingsnake.com. he has some really amazing snakes. He is known for his ball pythons and his hondos.

01-31-2010, 05:51 PM
Black milks = amaaaazing

01-31-2010, 07:04 PM
I bought my Black Milk from Dave Niles (DNS Reptiles (http://www.freewebs.com/dnsreptiles/index.htm)), and I recommend him to everybody. I know he's got some Cosala Sinaloans (locality), and they are gorgeous. I believe he has one male for sale right now, and I'm sure he'll be breeding more this year.

01-31-2010, 07:33 PM
I keep looking at morphs and while my fiance likes the Hypomelanistic Tangerine Honduran.. I like the regular Sin's.... What do you all think??




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01-31-2010, 07:41 PM
I had Sin's for a while and compared to most other milks I have been around/handled they seemed a bit calmer to handle. Although the black milks seem pretty good as well - and I love how they look!

01-31-2010, 08:47 PM
I have 1.1 Nelsons milks..that I'm hoping will breed this year..haha..if they ever get over the idea of another snake touching them...
LOL..they both are so funny about it...they are like "ahhh..cooties!!"..LOL
My big female Inez came to me from Nanci..and my Male came from another reptile lover here in Maine..
I also have 1.0 Pueblan Milk..and he is a great boy as well....
I really do not think you could ever get a bad Milksnake.....well you know..unles its really bad off..health wise..hah..
as for breeders I don't realy know of any..off the top of my head.:shrugs:.but good luck..


01-31-2010, 09:17 PM
Anyone had good/bad experiences with LLL Reptiles?

02-01-2010, 11:06 AM
Anyone had good/bad experiences with LLL Reptiles?

I wouldn't take an animal from LLL Reptile even if they gave it to me. Some people have had decent experiences with them. Many, many people have not. For buying hard goods and supplies, they are fantastic. I won't purchase animals from them.

Try Shannon Brown--HighSierraReptiles.com. Cutting edge of milksnake genetics. He doesn't update his website very often, but he always answers emails, so shoot him a line. He will be breeding a ton this year...

02-01-2010, 10:39 PM
For Sin's or Nelsons, IMHO, Robert Applegate knows his stuff, and he works with a lot of Sin's and Nelsons..

This is prime example of Mr Applegates animals... My daughter got this one from him, he is an excellent feeder, and general over all look is more than I expected for a Nelson...


Sinaloan from Roberts line.. Although admittedly not from the man direct..



02-01-2010, 10:45 PM
I do work with kings and milks, but a very limited group.. I doubt I will have any kings or milks breeding this year, because the economy and snake market is trashed in my view..

We have Andean's, Hondo's, Nelson and Sinaloan's for milks, and we have San Luis Potosi and Cali Kings. The Cali Kings need a permit to breed, for now, they are not breeding...

02-02-2010, 07:13 PM
If you're into aberrant patterned hondos, look up Norm Damm. I think his business is "Damm Reptiles" or something like that. He's an older guy that lives in Ohio somewhere, and I think he pretty much only does the Columbus shows, but his snakes are awesome.

After reading what I just typed, it looks like I don't know anything about him and might actually be making it all up...lol.

What I do know is that I have one of his snakes and he looks awesome. I talked to him at a show a few months ago and he showed me some photos of other Hondos he's produced over the years. Really nice guy and really cool snakes.

02-02-2010, 10:26 PM
If you're into aberrant patterned hondos

give me some time to get them to size, I should have abberant Hondos in some years ahead..

The Hondo, from the Crazy Line..Not much for aberance's but line can throw some totally whacked out patterns.. Some of her sibblings have been almost completely striped..


The same can be said about my Andeans, except they are often refered to as Inca's...

The Andean


02-03-2010, 02:08 AM
Anyone had good/bad experiences with LLL Reptiles?

LLL has great stuff, I have had a couple of animal issues
but they have good Customer Service to back them up.
I just got a Yearling Southern Pine(100% het Albino)
from them recently. Of course I dont have to get them online
or shipped since I live relatively close to them.
As for supplies.. hard to beat their prices..

02-03-2010, 08:18 AM

Aberrant pattern Hondo's are sometimes available & can be a good project animal:


As for temperament, they are all individuals.

Their hatchling - yearling stage is the frisky period, however, general handling whilst cleaning out the enclosure will produce a more calm attitude when mature.

Enjoy owning whatever you choose.

Regards. Lex