A friend gave me a three month old Newport Phase CaliKing baby today and a MSN Search has revealed no information, not even very many places which sell them and so (I hoped) might have information. This is a dark brown wideband snake with yellowish narrow bands. I think this is desert phase but am purely guessing.
If anyone knows about this particular variant, I'd appreciate any information. He had one clutchmate, a very tiny nonsurviving lavendar and yellow hatchling who was 'too small to eat'.
That's all I know about him.
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A friend gave me a three month old Newport Phase CaliKing baby today and a MSN Search has revealed no ... a very tiny nonsurviving lavendar and yellow hatchling who was 'too small to eat'. That's all I know about him.

A quick search on Google didn't bring up much either, although it found an interesting discussion on kingsnake.com about "locale specific" CaliKings (just mentions Newports in passing), if you're interested:

http://forum.kingsnake.com/king/messages/34024.html

and what I thought is a pretty cool looking 50-50 Desert California Kingsnake (looks like a zebra): http://www.probreeders.com/calking.html

Sorry, I'm not really giving you the info you asked for, am I?

Joe
Thanks, Joe, actually you did give me some information. I thought this brown and yellow banded was a bit of an oddity; apparently they're as common as dirt. I'd never seen one before this one I have.

And I found the same seller's website on MSN search as you did googling; those ultra-white and blacks are just stunning, IMO.

Also your response gave me a smile, as do all friendly posts that do not attempt, for reasons unknown to man or beast, to stick their fingers into people's eyeballs unto the second joint lol!

I'm still waiting to hear what sort of bike you do your rescuing on..
Interesting, Joe, that probreeders website which had me drooling unashamedly this morning only ships through Delta Dash, no door to door arrangements as so many other breeders will make nowadays. That should cut their business some, as many of us are hours away from a main airport.
Their snakes are gorgeous; their prices require an oxygen mask. Rightly so I'm sure.
A friend gave me a three month old Newport Phase CaliKing baby today and a MSN Search has revealed no ... a very tiny nonsurviving lavendar and yellow hatchling who was 'too small to eat'. That's all I know about him.

i don't know if this will help. it only pictures. they have pics of breeder newport phase cali kingsnakes
http://www.homegrownherps.com/expected kingsnakes.htm

this guy is on MSN so i assume you have already seen it. http://groups.msn.com/GarysReptiles/mykingsnakesampmilksnakes.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=219
Thanks, Brian. Now I am more confused than ever as that first link has Newport Kings but the pictures are of albino striped CaliKings and the second has Newport variety I guess but mine is just a plain brown and yellow banded one so I guess his are fancy. At least the colors seem similar.
I actually didn't see that second link on my MSN search.

Again, grateful to you.
Thanks, Joe, actually you did give me some information. I thought this brown and yellow banded was a bit ... eyeballs unto the second joint lol! I'm still waiting to hear what sort of bike you do your rescuing on..

Glad that you got some info from my post (although, maybe not what you wanted to find out).
Bike?? Sorry, the old Honda is a car. I've totally ruined the illusion now, haven't I?
Joe (throwing his rusty old armor into the back seat)
A friend gave me a three month old Newport Phase CaliKing baby today and a MSN Search has revealed no ... is a dark brown wideband snake with yellowish narrow bands. I think this is desert phase but am purely guessing.

I've seen that description referred to as Coastal Phase.

To Email me remove All doubt.
Thanks, Derek, I'll try looking under Coastal Phase. One thing I know; some of these little kingsnakes are 'biting phase'.
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