Ball Python Morphs


White Lace
The Lace is an inheritable co-dominant color mutation first proven by Scott Seavey.This color mutation distinguished itself from the normal due to its accentuated lace like side pattern, clear belly, vibrant blushing and most markedly its incandescent color witch is almost impossible to get on digital photography. When bred to a normal 1/2 its offspring carrying the gene Begin to show their bright coloring with each shed and get much better with age. When bred to each other the super (White Lace) form takes on an intensified luminescence with incredible lace like sides out line in a nice black side stripe

Albino Ball Python
Albino

First proven by Bob Clark in 1992, the albino ball python completely lacks all black pigment. Wild type ball pythons have yellow and black pigment. In albinos, the areas that are normally filled in with black pigment become white. The gold areas lose the black and become yellow. The black pigment normally found in the eyes is also removed, leaving pink eyes
Clown Ball Pyhton
Clown

First proven by Dave and Tracy Barker in 1999, the clown ball python displays both color and pattern mutations. Clowns are bright gold with some burnt orange outlining and a brown back. Their heads have abberant patterns, similar to spiders. However, clowns head patterns are made up of orange and brown, and are usually brighter and more colorful than a spider's head pattern.
Mojave Ball Python
Mojave

First proven in 2000 by Dan and Collette Sutherland, mojaves are darker looking lesser platinums from a different wild caught line. They have a yellow, cream and chocolate brown appearance with an odd pattern of double spots where a wild type ball python might have single spots. As with lessers and butters, the homozygous form is the blue eyed leucistic (BEL), a solid white snake with blue eyes. All three morphs can be used in any combination to produce BELs, but super mojaves are a creamy lavender color with purple heads, where the other BEL complex mutations produce solid white animals.

Bumble Bee Ball Python
Bumblebee
It is a very beautifull double homozygous Ball Python. In reality they are simply an animal that exhibits two traits at one time ( a man made wonder ). The great thing about Bumblebees is that since they are two dominant traits in one - you can make Bumblebees simply by breeding a Bumblebee to a normal. Your chances ( based on a punnett square ) are as follows: Out of a four egg clutch you theoretically should produce 1 Bumblebee - 1 Spider - 1 Pastel & 1 normal.
Piebald Ball Python

Piebald

First proven in 1997 by Peter Kahl, piebalds display a color and pattern mutation. Piebalds have blotches of pure white, outlined by orange, in random spots on the body. The "normal" areas that remain brown have a distinct aberrant pattern that differs from the pattern of wild type animals.
Enchi Ball Python
Enchi (Enchi Pastel)

First proven in 2002 by Lars Brandell, the Enchi is another color and pattern mutation resulting in a reduced pattern and a somewhat hypo melanistic/increased yellow appearance. The homozygous form is called the super Enchi, and has a more agsagerated appearance than the heterozygous Enchi.

Pinstripe Ball Python
Pinstripe
This is a dominant color and pattern mutation. Pinstripe ball pythons have fine dark brown lines that form various random patterns that weave through the gold background. Pinstripes do not have patterns on the head like spider ball or clown ball pythons. However, they do have light-colored heads. Pinstripes have very unique and cryptic markings, and they have also been used to create some very new and exciting color combinations.
Ghost Ball Python
Ghost/Hypomelanistic
Ghost/Hypos display a color mutation that reduce the amount of black pigment. There are several proven compatable ghost lines, orange, butterscotch, yellow, blue and green, and a few similar looking and genetic animals that aren't compatible with hypos. Since wild type ball pythons have some degree of black pigment covering all non-white areas of their skin, hypomelanism gives the animal a washed look, as if they were sprayed with a coat of transluscent off-white paint.
Ghost Ball Python
Lesser Platinum
First proven in 2000 by Ralph Davis, the lesser was hatched from the orginal platty daddy at RDR. Lesser platties are yellow, cream and brown with flames and blushing everywhere there is darker coloration. As with mojaves and butters, the homozygous form is the blue eyed leucistic (BEL), a solid white snake with blue eyes. All three morphs can be used in any combination to produce BELs. Lesser siblings that come from platty breedings can have a hidden gene that reacts with the lesser to produce more platties.


Pastel

First proven by Greg Graziani in 1997, pastels display a color mutation resulting from an increase in yellow pigment and a reduction in black pigment with dorsal blushing. The homozygous pastel is called a super pastel or opal, and has an increased reduction in black, usually resulting in a very bright yellow snake with a light gray or brown pattern.


Sable

First proven in 2002 by Eric Burkett. The sable is a subtle orph with an increased melanistic color. The homozygous form is the supersable.

 


Vanilla

First proven in 2002 by Gulf Coast Reptiles, the vanilla ball python is a color mutation resulting in a reduction in melanin, sort of like the hypo and fire morphs. The homozygous animal is called the super vanilla or the lightning, and has a phenotype of reduced melanin and increased yellow pigment, displaying a super bright yellow snake with impressive blushing anywhere there is black pigment.


Yellow Belly

First proven in 1999 by Amir Soleymani, the yellowbelly has yellow flames rising from a clear belly. The sides of the belly are usually outlined in black or gray splotches. The homozygous yellowbelly is called an Ivory, and is lavendar and off-white in color, with a yellow dorsal stripe

Black Back (genetic)

Genetic black backs have unbroken black running from the neck to the tail. Black backs are produced all the time, but they are usually not genetic. A true genetic black back will pass the trait on to approxamately half of it's offspring.

Spider

Sspiders are a color and pattern mutation that results in a bronze colored snake with a reduced spider "web" dorsal pattern and white speckling along the sides of the belly. This white can range from light speckling along the belly to almost solid white that reaches half way up the side of the snake. Some also have orange outlining the white as hatchlings that tends to brown out with age. The dominant spider gene appears to be related to piebald mutation, in that when you breed a spider het for piebald to a piebald, the homozygous piebald spiders are completely white, except for the head.