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varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:10 am

thought id start a thread showing some cunningham skink varieties,so dont be shy in adding any,theres a lot of different forms

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14 month old new england cunninghams

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4 month old southern victorian variety

only have adults of the vic ones,so bare with me and ill get some pics up of those
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Postby Lea » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:00 am

They are quite different. I do like the spotty sort of pattern on the 4 month old. They are closer to the types I've seen for sale in SA. Where are the New England types found?
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Postby Richard.C » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:42 pm

new england tablelands,northern nsw

the vic form lose the spots as they grow,still show some faintly though
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby occi1 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:48 am

Hi Richard,
Your new England's are developing nicely. I still ave my breeding colony plus now I have some more new englands from a different line. They are a bit different to my original line. I also have some Sydney sandstone cunninghams. They were sometimes referred to as Egernia cunninghami kreftii. Quite different looking to other varieties . Less spikey and smaller. I think Cunninghams are very underrated .
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Postby Richard.C » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:22 am

very under rated,would love to get some more varieties

some real nice looking varieties out there

good luck with them occi,might have to hit u up on some if you have excess down the track
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Postby Dakota » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:29 am

Richard, I was visiting a reptile dealer not to long ago.. and they had 2 Cunninghams that were just straight dark grey, with a little shade of red-brown around the throat area.. would do you suspect that locale would be?
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Postby Richard.C » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:52 am

not real sure,wouldnt like to guess with out seeing a pic,could be the common variety,though most have pattern to them,have a look on google pics and see if theres a similar one there,there range is quite large as is the variety of them

some qld ones look predominantly black

only greyish ones i can think of was some silver and black banded new england ones that used to see in melb pet stores a few years ago,havnt seen any since though unfortunatly
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Postby Richard.C » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:59 am

lol,your to fast for me

the 4 month old baby in my earlier pic,its parents look the same,typical Victorian but probably similar in southern nsw and sa as well,hard to pin point a locality ,so southern form
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Postby Dakota » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:05 am

Interesting Richard! ..too bad that are super expensive.. haha
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Postby Richard.C » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:20 pm

i think they are the cheapest spiney tailed egernia over there
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Postby Dakota » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:23 pm

Could be true.. but you see them for about $500, though..
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Postby occi1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:50 am

Richard.C wrote:very under rated,would love to get some more varieties

some real nice looking varieties out there

good luck with them occi,might have to hit u up on some if you have excess down the track

No worries , it will be a couple of season before the Sydney ones breed . I can send you some pics if you like to post them on this thread.
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Postby Richard.C » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:01 am

no probs occi,send them through and ill post them for you
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Postby Richard.C » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:51 am

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these pics are occi1,s of some of his new cunninghams

1st and 3rd pic are Sydney sandstone form

2nd pic is an unrelated new England form to diversify his bloodline of current new England forms
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Postby Richard.C » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:10 am

they look great occi,love the contrast of the sydney sandstone forms,very cool
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Postby occi1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:07 am

They are nice Richard, thanks for posting. Sandstone cunninghams are quite different. I wouldn't be surprised if they are re classified if they already haven't been. Like I said, they used to be referred to as kreffti in older text.
I am looking forward to getting some Vic specimens. I miss keeping them and love their large size.
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Postby jasjmm27 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:24 pm

:o Those are awesome Richard! Wish Cunninghams weren't so picky as to who you put with them...well, wish that in general about the egernia...

I would really like to have a group of Cunninghams again, if I had more room (especially some like that!)...maybe they could hang outside here with the right setup? Hmmm... :) Might have to try a Stokesii outdoor project to see how that works out...
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Postby Richard.C » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:47 pm

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couple more shots of juvie vic cunningham,he recently shed,well still going but u can see hes losing speckle look already and taking on adult coloration all ready
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Postby Ray Gurgui » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:39 pm

So what kind are these.

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