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phurst
01/31/2012, 07:29 PM
New pair of ORA saddlebacks settled right in. Too bad I'll have to get rid of those BTAs whenever I get around to getting them a haddoni.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0029.jpg

Whip316
02/01/2012, 09:47 AM
wow they are tiny but cute. what kind of saddles, brown, black or tricolor?

phurst
02/01/2012, 02:52 PM
They should turn black as they mature.

Toddrtrex
02/01/2012, 05:07 PM
Are you sure? Would think they would stay brown. Back when I had my black pair, the smallest, was black at a tiny size;

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y189/toddrtrex/saddlebackpair2.jpg

phurst
02/01/2012, 06:30 PM
Ah, guess you're right. I was unaware there was a brown variety. I assumed they were just in transition.

Toddrtrex
02/01/2012, 06:45 PM
Yeah, there are two different color morphs, brown and black.

fpv930
02/07/2012, 08:38 PM
Congratz on the clowns. They look amazing!

phurst
02/20/2012, 10:13 PM
A little growth. They're doing great.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/DSCF0853.jpg

velvetelvis
02/21/2012, 08:44 AM
I like them--they're something different. Saddlebacks are one species I don't see very often. Are they harder to breed than other clowns, or just not as popular?

phurst
02/21/2012, 04:58 PM
I get the impression they're just not as popular, since they're not as bright as many others, nor are they "designer" clowns.

phender
02/21/2012, 05:39 PM
I like them--they're something different. Saddlebacks are one species I don't see very often. Are they harder to breed than other clowns, or just not as popular?

Both.
For a long time no one could breed them. It is still pretty hard to find a CB black morph saddleback.
One reason for their lack of popularity is that they get quite large and the bigger they get the uglier and meaner they get. As babies they are cute as heck though.