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How to Tell the Difference Between a Hog and Red Tail

Discussion in 'Hog Island Boas' started by jezabella1982, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. jezabella1982

    jezabella1982 Well-Known Member

    im buying from a breeder and want to make sure they are not selling me a red tail....
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  2. andys3ballpythons

    andys3ballpythons Elite Member

    looks like a hogg to me, they are considered a redtail if im correct though, hard to find a true %100 hogg, has been said they are pretty much extinct
     
  3. jezabella1982

    jezabella1982 Well-Known Member

    yea ...they look a LOT alike, but i know the difference in size is BIG!!!
    thanks!
     
  4. andys3ballpythons

    andys3ballpythons Elite Member

    there are a lot of sub-species of redtail, ranging in sizes, if my memory serves me correctly hoggs get to five or six feet but are still heavy bodied, i may be wrong though, someone will come along that knows more im sure
     
  5. HERPies

    HERPies Elite Member

    If the breeder gives you a vibe that they might be lying, find another one!
     
  6. mld

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  7. purplemuffin

    purplemuffin Elite Member

    Definitely looks like a hogg to me. Usually red tails have MUCH brighter reds on their tails...
     
  8. Rob

    Rob Elite Member

    Its not to great of a cross. Hogs have a almost faded patrtern to them and also lots of black flakes.
     
  9. andys3ballpythons

    andys3ballpythons Elite Member

    i should have remembered that, supposedly my columbian has hogg in her, but im not holding my hreath, but she does have the speckles in excess to any other columbian ive seen
     
  10. zaroba

    zaroba Elite Member

    they are completely extinct in the wild.
    only exist in captivity now.

    which oddly doesn't seem to effect their value at all.
     

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