Morph Encyclopedia (In Progress) Part 2

So the original Morph Encyclopedia post has reached the age where it is no longer possible to edit, which means I’ve had to start a new thread. This does however give me a chance to tidy it up and make it more accessible and visible to new members that might like to help out.

Also here I have made entries a “Wiki” meaning that users can edit each page to help crowdsource the CORRECT information and traits.

Wiki rules

Please only edit one’s you have FIRST HAND experience with, to stop speculation and theories becoming “truth”.

I don’t want to make this a free for all where anyone can just write what they think is true. If you are going to edit anything at all then prepared to be scrutinized.

  • You MUST fill in the “reason for edit” field before submitting your edit. It can be found by clicking the “!” Icon on the edit screen.

  • If you are changing something about the visual aspects of a morph, provide clear pictures that verify it.

  • If you are changing the information of a morph, such as genetic issues, origins of its name, first breeder… So on, provide a source in a comment below. Personal experience must be well documented and have replication, once isn’t evidence.

  • If you wish to add images of your own animals, please add them to either the “Other images of ******” or “Multiple Gene *******” sections, depending on their genetics.

  • Don’t add any pictures from websites outside of Morphmarket marketplace and community unless they are your own.

Remember to help out with face, belly and compassion pictures (as they are the hardest to find) here:

I’m ready for my close ups Mr. Deville

Let see them belly shots

Next to a Normal for reference

And lastly I’d like to thank the lot if you, you have been absolutely amazing it getting this going and it would have been impossible without you.

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These are all now in “wiki” state, please read the rules above before editing.

0. Normal

Morph Encyclopedia: #0000

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

NORMAL
“Wild Type”

Image fromMaxine Gravino at My Herp Shed

Base Morph

Quick Facts

: Conservation status, Scientific classification …

Ball python
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Conservation status
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Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification\ 16x16
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Pythonidae
Genus: Python
Species: P. regius
Binomial name
Python regius

(Shaw, 1802)
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Distribution map of ball python
Synonyms

  • Boa regia Shaw, 1802
  • Enygrus regius - Wagler, 1830
  • Cenchris regia - Gray, 1831
  • Python Bellii Gray, 1842
  • Hortulia regia - Gray, 1849

Source: Wikipedia

INTRODUCTION:

The ball python (Python regius), also called royal python, is a python species native to West and Central Africa. It has the potential to reach a maximum adult length of 182 cm (6.0 ft). Pythons are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, Asia, and Australia that rather than inject venom or attacking prey with barrage of strikes, they are Constrictors and will use their muscles to over power and kill.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION:

Head: Black or dark brown with stripes on both sides, usually just behind the nostrils. Usually has a lighter brown patch on the crown and have dark eyes that often carry the same pattern as their bodies, with stripes or lines running through them. When going into shed, their eyes will change color, appearing a hazy blue or gray.

Image from Meerkatlyndz

Body: The Normal Ball Python has black or dark brown ‘puzzle-like’ pattern with light brown or tan blotches (alien heads) on the back and sides. The spine usually has beads or stripes of pattern, moreso towards the bottom end.

Image from Chris McDougle at Snakenstein Reptiles, LLC

Belly: Its white or cream belly is scattered with black markings and stripes, the belly (ventral) scales are larger than anywhere else on the snake.

Image from bluefeathurs

Tail: Patterns normally come to an end with a single stripe but it is not unusual for there to be a beaded/chain look. On the underside you will find the animals cloaca, this is where reproductive activity occurs.

Image from bluefeathurs

Other:

Known Issues: Wild-caught specimens have greater difficulty adapting to a captive environment, which can result in refusal to feed, and they generally carry internal or external parasites.

Useful links:

Buy a Normal Ball Python

Help Identifying your Normal

Let’s give love to the normals💖

Wikipedia

Other images of Normals:

Image from bluefeathurs

Image from Rod Foster at UK Pythons & Boas

1. Pastel

Morph Encyclopedia: #0001

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

PASTEL

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominant (co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: Pastel Ball Pythons usually have faded/pale yellow heads at birth that darken with age, though some can keep the faded look. They are easily told apart from a Normal by the faded yellow crown, white lips and green eyes, though keep in mind that on rare occasions a Normal can also have green eyes.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Body: Pastel Ball Pythons bodies can be told apart from Normals by the bright yellow scales within the “alien heads” and blushing within the black markers.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Belly: Pastel Ball Pythons have very clean undersides compared to the track-marks and spotting of a Normal Ball Python. Along either side of the belly, bright yellow ‘flames’ stretch up through the black markers into the body pattern.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Tail: The Pastels tail is much like a Normal Ball Python but follows the Pastels colouration.

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Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Other:

  • Blushing: Pastels show ‘blushing’ throughout their entire body, usually in-between the “alien head” outlines. When combined with other morphs, these patches of blushing can cause huge contrast in body markings.

Super Form:

(Pastel X Pastel)

The homozygous or “Super” Pastel, usually retains its yellow coloration later into life, has a more reduced “alien head” pattern, a noticeable faded head and extensive blushing throughout that often looks to have a blue/purple hue.

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Image from GLD Reptiles

Image from Snake Savey

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Pastel Ball Python

Help Identifying your Pastel

Let’s See Them Pastels

In Comparison to a Normal/Wild Type: (Left) Normal (Right) Pastel.

Image from T_H_Wyman at Asplundii Genetics

Other images of Pastels:

Image from MI Reptiles

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Image from PJC Ball Pythons

Multiple Gene Pastels:

Super Pastel Lesser Clown

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Pastel Black Pastel

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Pastel Enchi

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

2. Piebald

Morph Encyclopedia: #0002

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

PIEBALD
“PIED”

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The word piebald originates from a combination of “pie,” from magpie, and “bald”, meaning white patch or spot. The reference is to the distinctive black-and-white plumage of the magpie.

Snakes, especially ball pythons, may also exhibit varying patches of completely pigmentless scales along with patches of pigmented scales.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: Resembles the head of a Normal ball python, usually black or dark brown with stripes on both sides, normally just behind the nostrils. The pattern tends to start in a ‘Y’ shape at the top of the neck. Most piebald ball pythons have patterned heads, though some can be mostly white with just a slight smudge.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Body: The body of the Piebald ball python is one of the most recognisable in the reptile hobby. The sharp contrast between an unrecognisable pattern and bright white scales make “pied” still one of the most powerful genes in many breeders collections. Where ‘alien heads’ would be on a normal ball python, blotches and stripes show down the body of the Piebald. The amount of pattern is completely random and can range from completely absent (high white) to covering the snakes whole body (low white).

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Belly: The bright white belly of Piebalds are usually free from markings, leaving a smooth glossy row of ventral scales, though some may show spots or smudges.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Tail: Piebalds tails can vary from being completely white or full of pattern. Piebalds tend to show most of the pattern higher up the body, with it decreasing towards the tail and it is only in rare cases have they been documented to have a completely or near patternless upper body.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Other:

  • Ringers - Ball Pythons sometimes show visual ‘paradoxes’ such as unusually placed markings or blotches of discolored scales. Piebald Ball Pythons seem to have offspring that show this trait more frequently than other morphs in what is referred to as a ‘ringer’, where a ring or patch of scales is different to what it should be, considering our current understanding of their biology.

Image from Holly Jenkins

  • Spots - On rare instances, some Piebalds can have ‘paradox’ spots, which can be from individual scales to clusters.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Known Issues: all Piebald Blue Eyed Leucistics have Microphthalmia. (developmental disorder of the eye in which one or both eyes are abnormally small and have anatomic malformations.)

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Piebald Ball Python

Help Identifying your Piebald

Wikipedia - Piebald

Show us your Pied stuff!

Piebald rules!

In comparison to a Normal/Wild Type:

(Left) adult Piebald (right) adult Normal

Image from Alpine Reptiles

(Left) juvenile Piebald (Right) juvenile Normal

Image from Alpine Reptiles

Other images of Piebalds:

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Image from Brandon Osborne at Osborne Reptiles

Image from Duvvers

Multiple Gene Piebalds:

Pinstripe Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Banana Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Black Pastel Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Albino Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Mutation Creation Canada -
https://youtu.be/kj2rFt-FdNw

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3. Clown

Morph Encyclopedia: #0003

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

CLOWN

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The first wild-caught Clown Ball Python had small dark tear markings beneath the eye that reminded Vida Preciosa International Inc, the original producer of the Clown, of tear drops often displayed by clowns, giving it the name.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: Compared to the clean dark head of a Normal Ball Python, the Clown is bright and busy, with markings showing above the lips, beneath the eyes and the crown of the head.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Body: The Clown Ball Python has a hugely reduced pattern with a thick dark brown dorsal stripe and only slight banding from the “alien heads” of a Normal. Patterns are crisp and clean, with less spots and smudges showing.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Belly: The belly of the Clown Ball Python is usually a clean with a yellow undertone running down the central scales and the outer edges showing faded spotting.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Tail: The tail of the Clown Ball Python is usually dominated by the thick dark dorsal stripe.

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Image from Shane Kinney at Shane Kinney Reptiles

Other:

  • Tear drops: Clowns usually show teardrop banding down their body, which can range in thickness and length.

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Clown Ball Python

Help Identifying your Clown

Clown and clown combo thread!

Show me your adult clown bps

Post shed Clown clutch

Other images of Clown:

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Image from jones810975

Multiple Gene Clowns:

Pinstripe Clown

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Banana Clown

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Mutation Creation Canada - https://youtu.be/2GgXKZsua8U

Mutation Creation Canada - Combos - https://youtu.be/9uHuCcZyDKk

4. Yellowbelly

Morph Encyclopedia: #0004

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Yellowbelly

|802.5563926247562x451Image from Ridgeway Exotics

Base Morph Incomplete Dominant (co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The typical variations of a Yellowbelly from a Normal Ball Python are its rich coloration,head marking, belly flames, and a checkered pattern along the edges of the belly. Each of these characteristics may vary from one animal to the next.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Yellowbelly Ball Python is usually topped with a light tanned-brown crown, with a headstamp of light scales toward the back of the crown.

Image from 248Reptiles.eu

Body: The body of a Yellowbelly Ball Python tends to have rich colouration, making the black ‘puzzle-like’ markings of a Normal Ball Python appear almost tanned. Strong “flames” can be seen between the ‘alien heads’ coming up from the belly.

|602x520.6326410821346Image from Rod Foster at UK Pythons & Boas

Belly: The Yellowbelly Ball Python usually displays a clean belly of patternless scales with checkered/motley edging, though spotting can occasionally happen. The ‘flames’ that travel up the animals sides can be seen between markings. Despite its name, a Ball Python carrying the Yellowbelly gene does not necessarily have a yellow belly.

Image from (in association with WT&F Exotics )Nathan_e

Tail: The tail of the Yellowbelly Ball Python is similar to that of the Normal Ball Python but filling the colouration of the Yellowbelly morph, usually coming to a end with a thick stripe or beading.

Image from (in association with WT&F Exotics ) Nathan_e

Other:

  • Super: Ivory (Yellowbelly X Yellowbelly)

Image from Robert Nash at Royal Blue Reptiles

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Yellowbelly Ball Python

Help Identifying your Yellowbelly

Ambush Orange Dream Yellowbelly

Other images of Yellowbellys :

Image from (in association with WT&F Exotics ) Nathan_e

Image from (in association with WT&F Exotics ) Nathan_e

Multiple Gene Yellowbellys :

Fire Yellowbelly Ultramel

Image from James (JT) Tomlinson at On the Ball Pythons

Highway (Yellowbelly Gravel) Pastel Clown

|602x451.0619689698552Image from Marc Bailey Reptiles

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/Sq80OChj_Fk

5. Enchi

Morph Encyclopedia: #0005

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Enchi

|602x451.0619689698552Image from Darren Biggs at Crystal Palace Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Enchi Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering morph which subtly increases the orange colouration and bright side patterns. The Enchi Ball Python will exhibit large changes in colour with age, with oranges and yellows becoming more vibrant. The name comes from the region in Africa where they were first discovered.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The Enchi Ball Pythons head closely resembles the head of a Normal Ball Python but with a heavily blushed crown and brighter yellows through the eye stripes.

|811.6033919597988x451Image from A Tinge Of Ginge

Body: The Enchis have golden-yellow sides, the dark pigmentation is chocolate-like and their faded “alien heads” pattern exhibit a copper/bronze colouration. The Enchi also has a greatly reduced pattern, with “alien heads” becoming flat and featureless.

Image from Rod Foster at UK Pythons & Boas

Belly:

Image from Thomas Eagle at Eagle Reptiles

Tail: The tail of the Enchi Ball Python usually ends with a thick stripe or beading of pattern like a Normal Ball Python, but with the golden colouration of the Enchi. |721.425237297599x451Image from Rod Foster at UK Pythons & Boas

Other:

  • Super: The homozygous or “Super” Enchi is an extreme version of the Enchi, with a further reduction in pattern and a brighter and more intense colouration.

|823.8867950865437x451Image from New England Reptile Distributors

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Enchi Ball Python

Help Identifying your Enchi

Some exceptional Enchi Clowns

OD Enchi Clown

Other images of Enchis :

|675.7218673598082x451Image from Baud’s Exotic Reptiles

Image from Thomas Eagle at Eagle Reptiles

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Image from Baud’s Exotic Reptiles

Multiple Gene Enchis :

Banana Enchi

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Pastel Enchi

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/jkUJA7g0YPg

Mutation Creation Canada - https://youtu.be/4B-2d4BC10Y

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6. Banana

Morph Encyclopedia: #0006

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Banana
“Coral Glow”

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Banana Ball Python is not only one of the most well known morphs in the reptile hobby, it is one that has intrigued breeders for many years with its complex breeding ratios regarding offsprings sex.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Banana Ball Python is usually lightly tanned orange crowned by faded colouration and a slight headstamp, if any. Unsymmetrical spotting is a good marker from a Banana clutch.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Body: The body of the Banana Ball Python continues to show spotting completely randomly over the yellows, oranges and deep-lilacs of the Banana colouration. “Alien heads” are still displayed as with a Normal Ball Python with bright blushing between.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Belly: The Belly of the Banana Ball Python is usually heavily patterned along its edges and a crisp, faded yellow down its center. Spotting can also be thick or absent along its belly.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Tail: The tail of the Banana Ball Python follows the Bananas colouration along the usual thick dorsal stripe of the Normals pattern.

|727.7535288528411x451Image from MysticalMorphs

Other:

  • Spots: Banana Ball Pythons exhibit random spotting, which can range from patches of individual scales to whole clusters of black pigmentation. Spotting tends to stick to the dark “puzzle” pattern between “alien heads” though a few display them throughout the entire body.

Super: The homozygous or “Super” Banana, usually retains its yellow coloration later into life, has a brighter “alien head” pattern, a noticeable faded head and fainter lilacs.

Known Issues:

Gene resides on a sex chromosome - The gene has not been definitively located, however based on Warren Booth’s work and the heritability pattern, it does appear that the gene is primarily located on the X chromosome (except when it “jumps” to the Y chromosome).

In practice this leads to the following outcome when breeding Banana Ball Pythons:

  • Females produce an equal sex ratio.

  • Male Bananas produced by a female Banana are Female Makers.

  • Male Bananas produced by a male banana are Male Makers.

  • If you have a Male Maker all bananas and combos will be males while the rest of the clutch (non banana offspring) will be females

  • If you have a Female Maker all bananas and combos will be females while the rest of the clutch (non banana offsprings) will be males.

However, without further proof breeding, a Banana Ball Python can not be confirmed “female/male maker” as there are exceptions where you may produce a male from a female maker or a female from a male maker. Data made public averages this to occur around 3% of the time.

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Banana Ball Python

Help Identifying your Banana

Who doesn’t love the Banana gang?!

How to tell if your Blue Eyed Leucistic is also Banana

Different Banana Pieds

Evolution: A paradigm shift in snake sex chromosome genetics

A case study of sex-linkage in Python regius(Serpentes: Boidae), with new insights into sex determination in Henophidia

Other images of Bananas :

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

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Image from Hackett’s Royal’s

|675.7218673598082x451Image from Simply Pieds +

Multiple Gene Bananas:

Banana Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Banana Enchi

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Mutation Creation Canada -
https://youtu.be/VoZQr9DjIFU

7. Spider

Morph Encyclopedia: #0007

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Spider

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Spider Ball Python is a pattern and colouration altering morph that is credited by many as being one of the morphs that helped the hobby take off. The name Spider comes from the black “webbed” patterning between the “alien heads”.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Spider Ball Python is usually dominated by bold markings with a darker spot on its crown that makes them easily recognisable from their non-Spider siblings.

Image from Nathan_e

Body: The black “puzzle” pattern along the body of the Spider Ball Python is heavily reduced, as is markings within the now enlarged and golden “alien heads”.

Some Spider Ball Pythons exhibit large (high-white) sections of white scales whereas some show non (low-white) at all.

Image from Holly Jenkins

Belly: The Belly of the Spider Ball Python usually shows faded or patchy continuation of the black body markings, with spots varying between individual animals. Large contrast in colours can be seen along its edges, especially in high-white Spiders.

Image from Holly Jenkins

Tail: The tail of the Spider Ball Python is usually heavily ruled by mostly unbroken pattern that wraps from one side to the other.

|844.0782631327934x451Image from Frank Mennella at Ball Python Distributors

Other:

  • Super: Super Spider (Spider X Spider)

Yeah let’s do this: here’s the Super Spider

Image from Matt Huck at OWAL Reptiles

Known Issues:

Wobble - The Spider Ball Python (and other morphs) has a genetic disorder referred to in the hobby as a “wobble”. “Wobbles” can range from almost unnoticeable to worryingly severe on an individual basis and is one of the largest debated and controversial topics in the reptile world, with many experienced breeders and keepers on both sides of the debate. While all Spider Ball Pythons “wobble” to a degree, extreme cases are rare and most will live a normal life. “Wobbles” are often more noticeable during feeding and agitation and can be affected by stress and husbandry.

Ethics of Spiders and Spider Breeding

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Spider Ball Python

Help Identifying your Spider

Let’s see them Spiders

Spider topics

Question on wobble

Morph issues

I’m new and on the fence about Spider/Wobbles

Other images of Spiders:

|675.7218673598082x451Image from Brandon Holt at Mothership Reptiles

Image from Nathan_e

Multiple Gene Spiders:

Spinner Blast ( Spider Pinstripe Pastel)

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Orange Dream Spider

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/aiQ-EYbkZ3k

8. Fire

Morph Encyclopedia: #0008

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

FIRE

Image from Kieran Tapley

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Fire Ball Python is known as a “enhancer” morph, with it being used in many combos to clean up patterns and make colours more vibrant. Baby Fire Ball Pythons can vary in tone and can be hard to tell from a Normal Ball Python for inexperienced breeders, but with pretty much each shed the browns become more yellow and by adult age can easily be told apart.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Fire Ball Python is usually topped with a heavily faded crown, often with a lighter spot in its center. Lips and nostril scales can range from a shocking yellow to a tanned white.

|685.1197464595705x451Image from RubyRoyals

Body: The body of a Fire Ball Python follows the “alien head” pattern of a Normal Ball Python but much brighter tones are displayed.

|602x451.0619689698552Image from Snakebitezz-Balls

Belly: The Belly of a Fire Ball Python is usually clean and crisp with faded patches of pattern visible along its sides.

Image from eparkinson

Tail: The tail of a Fire Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal but following the colourations of the Fire gene. Usually patterns come to an end with a solid stripe or tight beading.

|713.1109393500203x451Image from Patryk Kordylewski at Endless Morphs

Other:

  • Super: Super Fire (Fire X Fire) Black Eyed Leucistics

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Fire Ball Python

Help Identifying your Fire

Show me some Fire :fire:

Favourite Fire Pairings

Other images of Fires :

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Image from Debbie Clarke

Multiple Gene Fires :

Butter Fire

Image from saleengrinch

Blackhead Firefly

Image from saleengrinch

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/Sq80OChj_Fk

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9. Ghost

Morph Encyclopedia: #0009

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Ghost
“Hypo/Hypomelanistic”

Image from James Benedict at Pennywise Pythons

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Ghost Ball Python is a recessive mutation that is known to become more attractive with age. It’s pale scale colouration gives it a look of constantly being in shedding and is a mutation known to produce clear, patternless sheds, giving it its name.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Ghost Ball Python tends to be a variation of light faded yellows and off-greys/blacks.

|602x602.1458323626707Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Body: The body of the Ghost Ball Python usually starts out with bright yellow colouration of the “alien heads” that fades with age, giving it a constant look of shedding. Patterns in combos are usually much cleaner when Desert Ghost is in the mix.

|602x452.1567795741509Image from Migranka-Reptiles

Belly:

Tail: The tail of the Ghost Ball Python is usually dominated by heavy blushing between the faded “alien heads” and dorsal stripe.

|615.9490028266331x451Image from CV Exotics inc.

Other:

  • Clear shed:

Image from Walkergirl

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Ghost Ball Python

Help Identifying your Ghost

In the spirit of halloween show your ghost(s)

Other images of Ghosts :

Image from jones810975

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Image from Mary, Shelly & Nathan Wetterstroem at Firestorm Reptiles

Multiple Gene Ghosts :

Orange Dream Hypo

Image from Bob O’Brien at Prestige Pythons

Enchi Leopard Ghost

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Mutation Creation Canada -
https://youtu.be/-sMpNFw1CQ8

10. Pinstripe

Morph Encyclopedia: #0010

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

PINSTRIPE
“Pin”

|623.090264625753x451Image from A Tinge Of Ginge

Base Morph Incomplete Dominant (co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Pinstripe Ball Python is a “co-dom” morph that exhibits large changes compared to the Normal Ball Pythons pattern scheme, with both pattern and colouration being altered.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Pinstripe Ball Python is topped with a dark, almost chocolate like, crown that tends to fade into the neck. Pinstripes usually have a spot of pattern in the centre of the crown and serrated stripes through their eyes.

|649.5349601543068x451Image from I.G Royals.

Body: The body of a Pinstripe Ball Python is usually dominated by a thick contrasting dorsal stripe from neck to tail, with dark-brown/black “pinstripes” down either side. The sides are patterned with ‘water droplet’ shaped lines over a tanned-brown/golden backdrop of side scales.

Image from Matt Byram at Matt Byram Exotics

Belly: The ventral scales of the Pinstripe Ball Python usually carry a golden undertone and can range from completely crisp and clean to almost murky and spotted with dark markings.

Image from Holly Jenkins

Tail: The Tail of the Pinstripe Ball Python normally follows the dorsal stripe pattern with the ‘water droplets’ becoming less frequent and prominent.

|624.5257294928749x451Image from Genetic Vault Reptiles

Other:

  • Super:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Pinstripe Ball Python

Help Identifying your Pinstripe

Show us them Pins

In comparison to a Normal/Wild Type:

(Top) Normal (Bottom) Pinstripe

Image from Alpine Reptiles

Other images of Pinstripes:

Image from Space Coast Reptiles

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Image from Andrej Švábik at Andrej Švábik

Multiple Gene Pinstripes :

Desert Ghost Pinstripe

Image from Angrypanda

Black Pastel Vanilla Pinstripe Ghost

Image from Denise Regalado at DaDe_Reptiles

11. Mojave

Morph Encyclopedia: #0011

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Mojave

|602x451.0619689698552Image from Molly Marshall at From The Darkside

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Mojave Ball Python is both a colour and pattern altering morph that is easily recognisable by intense flaming and the “keyhole” structure of the “alien heads” usually found in a Normal Ball Pythons. The name Mojave comes from the location it was first discovered and bred, on the West coast is the Mojave.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Mojave Ball Python is usually dark brown/ black, occasionally with very slight fading on its crown and the usual, but brighter yellow, stripes through the eyes.

Image from Molly Marshall at From The Darkside

Body: The body of Mojave Ball Python is covered in a “keyhole” pattern, where the “alien heads” of a Normal Ball Python usually show two “eyes”, the Mojaves consist of one. The colouration normally exhibits various shades of browns and intense yellows over a greyish body, with deep blacks the whole way through.

Image from Hannah / serpentswitch117

Belly: The Belly of a Mojave Ball Python is usually completely white and lacking any showing if patterns, though dark “tracks” can sometimes be exhibited.

Image from Hannah / serpentswitch117

Tail: The tail of the Mojave Ball Python usually comes to an end following the thick dorsal stripe and bright flames up the sides.

Image from Molly Marshall at From The Darkside

Other:

  • Super: (Mojave X Mojave) Blue Eyed Leucistics

|723.0026977290077x451Image from BHB Reptiles

Image from Lindasark

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Mojave Ball Python

Help Identifying your Mojave

Let’s see them Mojaves

In comparison to a Normal/Wild Type:

(Top) Light variation Mojave (Left) Normal (Right) Dark variation Mojave

Image from T_H_Wyman at Asplundii Genetics

Other images of Mojaves :

Image from Dave Palumbo at Palumbo’s Pythons & Boas

|675.7218673598082x451

Image from Baud’s Exotic Reptiles

Multiple Gene Mojaves :

Mojave Spotnose

Image from Valhalla Exotics

Leopard GHI Mojave het Puzzle

Image from Ute Rabe

Blackhead Black Magic (Black Pastel Mojave) possible Red Gene het Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Hypo Mojave het Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Hypo Super Mojave

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

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12. Leopard

Morph Encyclopedia: #0012

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Leopard
“Leo”

Image from Hannah / serpentswitch117

Base Morph Incomplete Dominant (co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Leopard Ball Python is a pattern and colouration altering mutation that is known to enhance colour of combo offspring.

The name Leopard comes from the bright yellows that were on show when the first Spider Leopard and Pastel Leopard were first produced in 2005. For years many breeders believed that all Leopard Ball Pythons were “het” for Piebald, though this has since been disproved by proof breeding.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of the Leopard Ball is usually very dark brown/black with a slightly lighter stamp in its center. Eye stripes and lips seem unchanged from a Normal Ball Python except brighter.

Image from Hannah / serpentswitch117

Body: The body of the Leopard Ball Python usually starts out with bright yellow colouration that fades with age. Blushing can be seen along the jet black “puzzle” pattern between shaken-up and splattered “alien heads”.

Image from Nuitari1974

Belly: The Belly of a Leopard Ball Python tends to be bright white and clear of markings and patterns.

Image from Hannah / serpentswitch117

Tail: The tail of the Leopard Ball Python is usually dominated by messy “alien heads” on either side of the dorsal stripe.

|672.7951329509676x451Image from Reptasia

Other:

  • Super: (Leopard X Leopard)

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Leopard Ball Python

Help Identifying your Leopard

I’ve been excited for this one …. Who’s got Leopards

IRES explanation of the Leopard

Other images of Leopards :

Image from Hannah / serpentswitch117

Image from Angry Panda

Multiple Gene Leopards :

Coral Glow Leopard

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Hypo Super Enchi Coral Glow Leopard

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Mutation Creation Canada -
https://youtu.be/04WpI8o2z6E

13. Orange Dream

Morph Encyclopedia: #0013

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Orange Dream
“OD”

Image from Drs Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Orange Dream Ball Python is a Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom) mutation that alters the colouration and pattern. The name Orange Dream comes from Ozzy Boids, the first to prove the bright orange snake as genetic, joking saying that the snake would make him millions, to which his friend replied “keep dreaming”, becoming the ‘Orange Dream’.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of an Orange Dream Ball Python is topped with a golden/orange crown and blushing towards the neck. It exhibits the stripes of a Normal Ball Python showing through and under the eyes.

|627.4633838383837x451Image from Tony A Thomas at Hard Wired Exotics

Body: The Orange Dream Ball Python still carries the ‘alien heads’ pattern of a Normal Ball Python but spots within are largely stripped away, which gives it large contrasting blotches between the jet black “puzzle” pattern…

Image from Drs Reptiles

Belly: Orange Dream Ball Pythons very rarely show any marking on their bellies, leaving a bright pearl set of scales.

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Tail: The tail of an Orange Dream Ball Python is just like a Normal pattern-wise but following the Orange Dream colouration.

|602x486.0959083073197Image from Tony A Thomas at Hard Wired Exotics

Other:

  • Super: Super OD (Orange Dream X Orange Dream)

Image from Christian Wanajaya at DeadMouze

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Lavender Orange Dream Ball Python

Help Identifying your Orange Dream

Some beautiful Orange Dream goodness in this clutch!

Let’s see your favourite OD

Other images of Orange Dreams :

|602x525.5090900619672Image from K&S Exotics

Image from Castropica

Multiple Gene Orange Dreams:

Orange Dream Yellowbelly

Images from Ute Rabe

Super Orange Dream Yellowbelly spider

|649.282713567839x451Images from Bob O’Brien at Prestige Pythons

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/aNM1tKiOL9E

Justin Kobylka - https://youtu.be/3BuOh0RJF2M

14. Albino

Morph Encyclopedia: #0014

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ALBINO
“Amelanistic”

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Albino Ball Python is possibly one of the most notable morphs is the reptile hobby. Albinos are amelanistic, taking all dark pigmentation and leaving bright yellows, sharp whites and a outlineless pattern. Bob Clark Reptiles proved the Albino as the first recessive Ball Python morph.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: A bright yellow crown sits on top of the Albinos head, stripes cross both through and under the bright red eyes caused by amelanistism.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Body: The body of the Albino Ball Python has a normal pattern, but where the black pattern elements are white and the tan “alien heads” pattern elements are orange or dark yellow in hatchlings and bright yellow in adults.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Belly: The belly of a Albino is usually completely glossy white with no spotting or smudges. The “alien head” pattern from the sides can be seen fading as the scales meet.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Tail: As with the Normal Ball Python, Albinos tails tend to come to an end with a thin stripe or beads of pattern.

|602x462.62423705912505Image from Manny Frade at Perfect Predators

Other:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Albino Ball Python

Help Identifying your Albino

What’s the difference between albino and leucistic?

Albinos… Where are they at?

Other images of Albinos:

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Image from Manny Frade at Perfect Predators

Multiple Gene Albinos:

Albino Black Pastel

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Albino Piebald

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15. Lesser

Morph Encyclopedia: #0015

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Lesser
“Butter”

Image from Tony Gayter at Alto Pythons

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Lesser ball python is a Co-Dominant mutation that varies in appearance from one individual to another. Some express bright yellows and light browns, whereas others can show dark brown and cream colouration.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Lesser Ball Python is usually completely covered by a light brown colour, with a slight spot of blushing towards the neck.

|683.7278119879908x451Image from Rockin Balls

Body: The body of the Lesser Ball Python is normally covered in high amounts of blushing along its, usually black, “puzzle” pattern between bright yellow and orange “alien heads”. Blushing ranges from slightly dark brown to bright tan and mellow oranges.

|802.5563926247562x451Image from DnK Reptiles

Belly: The Lesser Ball Python tends to have a clean and crisp belly, with very little if any markings.

Image from Chris Krabbe at Krabbe Aquatics

Tail: The tail of the Lesser Ball Python usually expresses heavy blushing and follows the colourations of the rest of the body.

Image from Rockin Balls

Other:

  • Super: Blue Eyed Leucistic (BEL) (Lesser X Lesser)

Image from Saleengrinch

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Lesser Ball Python

Help Identifying your Lesser

What is the Lesser morph?

In comparison to a Normal/Wild Type:

(Left) adult Lesser (Right) adult Normal

Image from Alpine Reptiles

(Left) juvenile Lesser (Right) juvenile Normal

Image from Alpine Reptiles

Other images of Lessers :

|602x452.1567795741509Image from Ray Francis at Geordie Genes - Morphs and Mutations

|629.4004310040913x451

Image from TS ball pythons

Multiple Gene Lessers :

Lesser Pastel Spotnose

Image from Tony Gayter at Alto Pythons

Black Pewter Lesser X Cinnamon Lesser clutch.

Image from Saleengrinch

16. Cinnamon

Morph Encyclopedia: #0016

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Cinnamon
“Cinny”

Image from Bcarter35

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Cinnamon Ball Python is an incomplete dominance (co-dom) mutation that alters both colour and pattern. The name Cinnamon comes from the deep reds that are on show on top of a deep brown (almost chocolate like) background.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Cinnamon Ball Python is a dark shade of brown that fades towards the neck. Lips usually display bright pink/white scales.

|602x451.98106923025165Image from Hector at 7Snakes

Body: The body of the Cinnamon Ball Python is usually dominated by large chains of “alien heads/keyholes” either connected or very closely beside one another. Where yellows and orange of a Normal Ball Python are, the Cinnamon expresses various shades of brown and cream.

Image from Hector at 7Snakes

Belly: The belly of a Cinnamon Ball Python can shows light patterning and mild spotting along its edges, over bright white scales, however, usually it is clear of markings.

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Tail: The tail of the Cinnamon Ball Python tends to follow the heavy chained pattern of from the body on either side of a thick dorsal stripe.

|602x476.3005393556575Image from Hector at 7Snakes

Other:

  • Super: Super Cinnamon. a solid-colored animal with a light, unmarked belly. Overall body coloration may range from rich chocolate to a coal-black.

Image from Shelbie Neece at S+S Reptiles

Known Issues: Super Cinnamon - Duckbill & rare kinking.

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Cinnamon Ball Python

Help Identifying your Cinnamon

Feed my sweet tooth.

Cinnamon love

Black Pastel Vs Cinnamon

Other images of Cinnamons :

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Image from Holly Jenkins

Multiple Gene Cinnamons :

Cinnamon Sugar

Image from Graham Barber at 1Gra1

Cinnamon Lesser Pastel

Image from Tony Gayter at Alto Pythons

17. GHI

Morph Encyclopedia: #0017

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

GHI
“Gotta Have It”

Image from Nocturne Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The GHI Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that is easily recognisable from a Normal Ball Python by its extremely dark “puzzle” pattern and strong golden “alien heads”. The GHI was first proved Genetic by Matt Lerer after finding three identical and unusual Ball Pythons in a shipment of imported animals.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a GHI Ball Python is covered completely with black scales, with marking being very rare. Bright yellowy-gold stripes show as they would with a Normal Ball Python but with more intense colouration.

|641.9287774928806x451Image from Darren Biggs at Crystal Palace Reptiles

Body: The body of the GHI Ball Python has “alien heads” that express a hollowness to them, leaving mis-shaped “rings/splatters” of gold the whole way through, with large amounts of spotting. Along the sides silvery flames can bee seen across the almost pitch background.

|602x452.1567795741509Image from MWR

Belly: The belly of the GHI Ball Python varies from completely clear of pattern and markings to heavily murky and spotted.

Image from JME Reptiles

Tail: Tail tail of the GHI Ball Python tends to show the same hollow “alien heads” that are visible on its body, to either side of a bright-gold dorsal stripe.

Image from Rattlesnacks

Other:

  • Super GHI: (GHI X GHI)

Image from DCM Reptiles

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a GHI Ball Python

Help Identifying your GHI

Who doesn’t love GHIs?

In comparison to a Normal/Wild Type:

(Left) Normal (Right) GHI

Image from T_H_Wyman at Asplundii Genetics

Other images of GHIs :

Image from Ridgeway Exotics

|602x451.0619689698552

Image from FD reptiles by Felix

Multiple Gene GHIs :

GHI Pastel

|802.5563926247562x451Image from Ridgeway Exotics

Pastel Lesser GHI Yellowbelly Clown

|714.6683726831402x451

Image from Urban Constrictors

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18. Black Pastel

Morph Encyclopedia: #0018

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Black Pastel

Image from Marc König at UnderGroundSnakes Berlin

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Black Pastel Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that is similar to both the GHI and Cinnamon Ball Pythons, however are a separate lineage. Black Pastels are easily told apart from a Normal Ball Python by their heavily contrasting black/dark-browns against earthy-browns and golds.

Different Lines

Barnhart Line Black Pastel Line - The Barnhart line was discovered originally by Tom Barnhart. This line tends to be brighter with more pronounced oranges in the dorsal stripes and alien heads. The belly remains clear of pattern, however, the scales have an orangish coloration. This line also tends to produce more extreme versions of Black Pastel combos.

Body:


Image from Nuitari1974 at GOV Ball’s

Belly:


Image from Nuitari1974 at GOV Ball’s

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: Black Pastel Ball Pythons have a very dark head, ranging from chocolate-brown to almost black. The eye stripes are a more earthy colour than that of a Normal Ball Python.

Image from Serpentswitch117

Body: The body of a Black Pastel Ball Python is usually completely covered in hollow “alien heads”, much like the GHI Ball Python. Dark blushing can be seen along the black “puzzle” pattern and heavy flaming up its sides.

Image from Serpentswitch117

Belly: The belly of the Black Pastel Ball Python is usually clean and completely clear of pattern.

Image from Serpentswitch117

Tail: The tail of the Black Pastel Ball Python usually carries the same “ring” pattern as its body down a earthy-gold dorsal stripe.

|703.7023629709239x451Image from Mark & Nancy Wooster at RPF Reptiles

Other:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Black Pastel Ball Python

Help Identifying your Black Pastel

Who doesn’t love Black Pastel!?

Black Pastel Vs Cinnamon

In comparison to a Normal/Wild Type:

(Left) Normal (Right) Black Pastel

Image from T_H_Wyman at Asplundii Genetics

Other images of Black Pastels:

Image from Wenjun Li at Li’s Reptile House

|602x455.6779271933725

Image from Shugr231

Multiple Gene Black Pastels :

Albino Black Pastel

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Black Pastel Lesser Banana

Image from Kap91

19. Axanthic VPI

Morph Encyclopedia: #0019

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Axanthic (VPI)
“(VPI)”

Image from Fishlock Reptiles

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Axanthic Ball Python is a recessive mutation that alters both colour and pattern. Most of the various lines of Axanthics are not compatible with one another, therefore, in most cases, to produce a visual Axanthic both animals need to be from the same line. Axanthics have reduced colouration throughout their body, enhancing blacks, grays and whites.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Axanthic Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Python but with less earthy tones.

|602x660.0782302284671Image from Hector at 7Snakes

Body: Axanthic Ball Pythons bodies tend to have reduced markings with the "alien heads"and a pale blushing along the black “puzzle” pattern.

|602x473.2461128966556Image from Patryk Kordylewski at Endless Morphs

Belly:

Tail: The tail of the Axanthic Ball Python follow the same colouration as the rest of its body, with blank “alien heads” to either side of a dorsal stripe.

|698.3828697025258x451Image from Hector at 7Snakes

Other:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Axanthic Ball Python

Help Identifying your Axanthic (VPI)

Show off your beautiful axanthics here

VPI vs MJ vs TSK Axanthic

In comparison to a Normal/Wild Type:

(Top) Normal (Bottom) Axanthic VPI

Image from Alpine Reptiles

Other images of Axanthics:

|700.536512206355x451Image from Motor City Reptile

|610.3895502645502x451

Image from Fishlock Reptiles

Multiple Gene Axanthics:

True Ghost (Axanthic (VPI) Ghost)

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Zebrabee (Pastel Spider Axanthic (VPI) )

Image from Kaylarwright36018

Videos:
Justin Kobylka - https://youtu.be/bQ8bntSkibo

20. Butter

Morph Encyclopedia: #0020

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Butter
“Lesser”

Image from Tony Gayter at Alto Pythons

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Butter ball python is a Co-Dominant mutation that varies in appearance from one individual to another. Some express bright yellows and light browns, whereas others can show dark brown and cream colouration.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Butter Ball Python is usually completely covered by a light brown colour, with a slight spot of blushing towards the neck.

|683.7278119879908x451Image from Rockin Balls

Body: The body of the Butter Ball Python is normally covered in high amounts of blushing along its, usually black, “puzzle” pattern between bright yellow and orange “alien heads”. Blushing ranges from slightly dark brown to bright tan and mellow oranges.

|802.5563926247562x451Image from DnK Reptiles

Belly: The Butter Ball Python tends to have a clean and crisp belly, with very little if any markings.

Image from Chris Krabbe at Krabbe Aquatics

Tail: The tail of the Butter Ball Python usually expresses heavy blushing and follows the colourations of the rest of the body.

Image from Rockin Balls

Other:

  • Super: Blue Eyed Leucistic (BEL) (Butter X Butter)

Image from Saleengrinch

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Butter Ball Python

Help Identifying your Butter

What is the Butter morph?

Other images of Butters :

|602x452.1567795741509Image from Ray Francis at Geordie Genes - Morphs and Mutations

|629.4004310040913x451

Image from TS ball pythons

Multiple Gene Butters :

Lesser Pastel Spotnose

Image from Tony Gayter at Alto Pythons

Black Pewter Lesser X Cinnamon Lesser clutch.

Image from Saleengrinch

21. Genetic Stripe

Morph Encyclopedia: #0021

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Genetic Stripe

“G-Stripe”

|602x451.0619689698552Image from House of Ballz

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Genetic Stripe Ball Python is a recessive mutation that alters both colour and pattern. Genetic Stripes have a thick dorsal stripe down the entire length of their bodies. This dorsal stripe can range from one complete or multiple broken-up strips.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Genetic Stripe Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Python but with less black tones and a more gray earthy colouration.

|662.2458233005303x451Image from Hector at 7Snakes

Body: Genetic Stripe Ball Pythons bodies have no side markings, with the “alien heads” completely absent. Down the center of its back it exhibits a thick, light-coloured dorsal stripe, with a black/dark-brown stripe to either side.

|677.5681019700809x451Image from Richard Deadman at Royalracksandmorphs

Belly: The belly of the Genetic Stripe Ball Python is usually clear if markings.

Tail: The tail of Genetic Stripe Ball Pythons follow the same colouration as the rest of its body, with absent “alien heads” and markings and black/dark brown stripes to either side of the main, light-coloured dorsal stripe.

|842.8583205643113x451Image from Hector at 7Snakes

Other:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Genetic Stripe Ball Python

Help Identifying your Genetic Stripe

Genetic Stripe… Show me what they can do

Royal (python) Rumble

Other images of Genetic Stripes:

|619.9748133026242x451Image from Snake47 - 100% rezessive Snakes

|784.778244686866x451

Image from Richard Deadman at Royalracksandmorphs

Multiple Gene Genetic Stripes:

Cinnamon Genetic Stripe

Image from Logan Stillwell at Medusa’s Morphs

Cryptic Desert Ghost Genetic Stripe

|602x452.1567795741509

Image from Fireball Reptiles

22. Vanilla

Morph Encyclopedia: #0022

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Vanilla

|602x551.2180753966736Image from Destiny Morphs

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Vanilla Ball Python is colouration and pattern altering morph that can be difficult to tell apart from a Normal Ball Python and is extremely similar in looks to that of a Fire Ball Python, with only a few slight variations that can be used to tell the two apart without further breeding.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of the Vanilla Ball Python is much like the head of a Normal Ball Pythons but with a lighter and more prominent head stamp, which usually consists of three circles close together that is often compared to an upside-down Mickey Mouse head.

|602x466.56332706246667Image from SNL Exotics

Body: The “alien heads” of the Vanilla Ball Python are usually free of markings and “eyes”. The black “puzzle” pattern normally expresses slight blushing in young snakes, that gets brighter and more apparent with age.

|602x474.3734240320552Image from SNL Exotics

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Vanilla Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Pythons but following the colourations of its body.

|603.7351032469314x451Image from AB Pythons

Other:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Vanilla Ball Python

Help Identifying your Vanilla

Feed my sweet tooth

Who’s working with Vanilla?

Other images of Vanillas :

|602x451.0619689698552Image from AB Pythons

|602x463.10488561710855

Image from MI Reptiles

Multiple Gene Vanillas :

Vanilla Pastel Puzzle

Image from Will Moroz at Royal Canadian Reptiles

Banana Enchi Pastel Vanilla het Clown

Image from Ball Pythons 9

23. Lavender Albino

Morph Encyclopedia: #0023

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

LAVENDER ALBINO
“Lavender/Lav”

Image from Ryan Homsey

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Lavender Albino Ball Python is separate genetical line to the Albino Ball Python that are non related. Breeding a Lavender Albino to a Albino will produce double heterozygous (‘het’) offspring, with none visually carrying both genes. It is a colour mutation, meaning the pattern of a Normal Ball Python remains largely untouched but effects the pigmentations.

Lavenders show a lavender colour, in contrast to the bright white of a Albino, where the black or dark brown of a Normal Ball Python is.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Lavender Albino Ball Python is topped with a golden yellow/orange crown, to match the colouration of the rest of its body, with the stripes of a Normal Ball Python showing through and under the eyes. Lips can be pink, lavender or rich yellow.

|643.3091288004067x451Image from SnakesSK

Body: The Lavender Albino still carries the ‘alien heads’ pattern of a Normal Ball Python but all dark pigmentation is stripped away, which gives it a large contrast against the purples, especially into adulthood.

|681.2910036292573x451Image from Martin Ender at Piebald Rules

Belly: Lavender Albino Ball Pythons very rarely show any marking on their bellies, leaving a bright white set of scales.

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Tail: The tail of a Lavender Albino is just like a Normal pattern wise but following the Lavender coloration.

|769.0038955856307x451Image from TSK, inc

Other:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Lavender Albino Ball Python

Help Identifying your Albino

What’s the difference between albino and leucistic?

Anyone working with lavender?

Lav albinos are the $hit!

Other images of Lavender Albinos :

Image from unkn0vvn1221

Image from Beth Woodyard at Got Balls

Multiple Gene Lavender Albinos:

Dreamsicle (Lavender Albino Piebald)

|675.7218673598082x451

Images from Justin Kobylka at J. Kobylka Reptiles

Right: Lavender Albino Pastel Het Piebald

Left: Yellowbelly Piebald Het Lavender Albino

Image from Ryan Homsey

Videos:
Justin Kobylka - https://youtu.be/ezVDZgvb054

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24. Desert Ghost

Morph Encyclopedia: #0024

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Desert Ghost
“DG”

Image from Mark Cole at Cole Blooded Morph

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Desert Ghosts Ball Python is a recessive, colour and pattern altering mutation that has several distinct lines. Most lines are known to be compatible with one another, such as the Bell DG, NERD DG and the Enhancer DG lines, where as others such Sahara DG are incompatible to current understanding.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The Desert Ghost Ball Python usually has a dark-brown/black head with a faded crown. Stripe through the eyes are fainter coloured compared to a Normal Ball Pythons.

|653.1595314318215x451Image from Critters Creatures

Body: The body of a Desert Ghost Ball Python tends to start out with mild gravel-like yellow “alien heads” that fades with age into an almost completely gray with a slight yellow-gold hue.

Image from David Massaker

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Desert Ghost Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Pythons but following the colourations of the Desert Ghost.

|632.0522447305973x451Image from Donnelly West at Papaya Pythons

Other:

Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Desert Ghosts Ball Python

Help Identifying your Desert Ghosts

Let’s see your Desert Ghosts

Other images of Desert Ghosts :

Image from Jones810975

(Next to a wild type for reference)

Image from Donnelly West at Papaya Pythons

Multiple Gene Desert Ghosts :

Super Pastel Orange Dream Desert Ghost

Image from Regal Pythons

Pastel Leopard Desert Ghost

Image from Regal Pythons

Videos:
Justin Kobylka - https://youtu.be/Fozmw6fkp6c

25. Spotnose

Morph Encyclopedia: #0025

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Spotnose

|615.3596161812646x451Image from Richard Deadman at Royal racks and morphs

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Spotnose Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that can easily be told apart from a Normal Ball Python by its extreme head stamp, lighter colouration across its dorsal pattern and mostly circular “alien heads”.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Spotnose Ball Python is almost always dominated by a large headstamp, often said to look a lot like a skull and spots along the top lip.

Image from Cold Blooded Power

Body: The body of the Spotnose Ball Python is usually covered in circular, unconnected, “alien heads” that tend to exhibit singular spots, rather than the multiple “eyes” of a Normal Ball Python.

|760.7052923958578x451Image from RS Reptiles

Belly: The belly of the Spotnose Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Python, with smooth bright scales and spotting being variable on an individual basis.

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Spotnose Ball Python is usually dominated by a serrated dorsal stripe.

Image from Richard Deadman at Royal racks and morphs

Other:

Image from Hognose.uk

  • Known Issues: N/A

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Spotnose Ball Python

Help Identifying your Spotnose

Let’s see some Spotnoses

I finally know what a Spotnose Blade looks like

Next to a Normal for reference:

Other images of Spotnoses:

|602x602.1458323626707Image from Der Terraristikladen

|802.5563926247562x451

Image from Ryan Stephens at Ryan Stephens

Multiple Gene Spotnoses:

Leopard Spotnose Stranger

|602x451.0619689698552Image from The Collectors Reptiles

Butter Leopard Spotnose Clown

|675.7218673598082x451

Image from Roland van den Oever at IRES Reptiles

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/mahsh_RMLlc

Justin Kobylka -

https://youtu.be/8FsYDDS8QOY

Justin Kobylka - Super Spotnose -

https://youtu.be/WmYkFPf0Gs4

26. Calico

Morph Encyclopedia: #0026

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Calico

“Sugar”

|602x493.75958253739003Image from Gary Callum at Boyz Ballz

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Calico Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that can easily be told apart from a Normal Ball Python by its extreme contrasting colours, golden “alien heads” outlines and splashes of white pigmentation.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Calico Ball Python is very similar to that of a Normal Ball Python, though slightly darker tones fading to a light crown.

|799.9675010356441x451Image from Isle of wight royals

Body: The body of the Calico Ball Python is usually covered in dark “alien heads”, outlined with deep golds and bright yellows. Random splashes of white scales can range from a slight marker to completely covering the animal. Though usually it occurs within the “alien heads”, it can be present anywhere on the body.

|602x477.8700340372055Image from Brian Romans at B&N Pythons

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Calico Ball Python is usually dominated by a dark dorsal stripe that can display white patches of scales like the body.

Image from Isle of wight royals

Other:

  • Known Issues: N/A

Next to a Normal:

(Left) Normal (right) Calico

Image from Alpine Reptiles

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Calico Ball Python

Help Identifying your Calico

Calico…. The messier the better

My very first Calico combos

Other images of Calicos:

|602x452.1567795741509Image from R&M the snake junkies by Melanie Jeske

Image from Asura

Multiple Gene Calicos:

Enchi Calico

Image from Serpentswitch117

Butter Pastel Calico

Image from Unkn0vvn1221

Hypo Coral Glow Calico

Image from Deborah Stewart at [Stewart Reptiles](https://www.morphmarket.com/stores/stewart_reptiles/?cat=reps

Videos:
Mutation Creation Canada - https://youtu.be/V6R9uAex8Bw

27. Gravel

Morph Encyclopedia: #0027

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Gravel

|729.3821332972049x451Image from Python Pirat

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Gravel Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that can be hard to tell apart from a Normal Ball Python.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Gravel Ball Python is very similar to that of a Normal Ball Python, though slightly darker tones fading to a light crown with a slight stamp near the neck.

|648.770785178927x451Image from New England Reptile Distributors

Body: The body of the Gravel Ball Python is usually covered in mis-shaped “alien heads”, with heavy blushing between. Dorsal stripes are usually a brighter shade than that of the alien heads.

Image from New England Reptile Distributors

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Gravel Ball Python is usually dominated by a bright dorsal stripe.

Image from New England Reptile Distributors

Other:

  • Super:

Image from Xclusive Snakes

  • Known Issues: N/A

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Gravel Ball Python

Help Identifying your Gravel

Gravel - more than just pictures

2019 Gravels That Just Hatched

Other images of Gravels:

|602x451.0619689698552Image from Xclusive Snakes

Image from J Vilenica at Wicked Fairy Magic

Multiple Gene Gravels:

Gravel Pastel het Piebald

Image from Martin Ender at Piebald Rules

28. Scaleless Head

Morph Encyclopedia: #0028

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Scaleless Head

|602x496.3339741395203Image from Robert Wilson

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Scaleless Head Ball Python is visually near identical to a Normal Ball Python, apart from the lack of scales in that tend to be missing from the head.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The Scaleless Head Ball Pythons head can range from missing a few scales to the whole crown being absent. Colouration and markings are usually consistent with that of a Normal Ball Python.

Image by Mike Wilbanks at Wilbanks Captive Bred Reptiles

Body: The body of the Scaleless Head Ball Python follows the same pattern and colouration of a Normal Ball Python.

|602x451.3341705094972Image by Mike Wilbanks at Wilbanks Captive Bred Reptiles

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Scaleless Head Ball Python follows the same pattern and colouration of a Normal Ball Python. Though scale count near the cloaca has been noted, it is yet unconfirmed if this is a genetic trait with all Scaleless Head Ball Pythons.

Image from Superior Scales Reptiles

Other: Super -

Scaleless ( Scaleless Head X Scaleless Head) Image from Bob Clark at Bob Clark Reptiles

  • Known Issues: N/A

Next to a Normal:

Image from Alpine Reptiles

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Scaleless Head Ball Python

Help Identifying your Scaleless Head

Let’s see your scaleless heads and scaleless ball pythons

Scaleless albino pied project!

Other images of Scaleless Heads:

|602x452.1567795741509Image from Darin Taylor at Taylor Made Morphs

|774.9685166282801x451

Image from Bob Clark at Bob Clark Reptiles

Multiple Gene Scaleless Heads:

Albino Cinnamon Pastel Scaleless Head

Image from Robert Wilson

Albino Scaleless Head

Image from Robert Wilson

29. Champagne

Morph Encyclopedia: #0029

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Champagne

|696.6009138231732x451Image from Aldridge Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Champagne Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that can be easily told apart from a Normal Ball Python by the extreme washed away pattern and dark browns and golds that cover the entire animal.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Champagne Ball Python is usually topped with a dark crown with a slight stamp near the neck. Around the crown, bright blushing can be displayed, most commonly around the nostrils and the rear of the head.

|602x452.07833520063446Image from J&K Royals

Body: The body of the Champagne Ball Python is usually dominated by its mis-shaped dorsal stripe, with slight, heavily faded markings of ring shaped “alien heads” between. Dorsal stripes are usually a brighter shade than that of the alien heads. The bodies colour can range from dark browns to light syrup-like golds.

|675.7218673598082x451Image from Karsten Kamke at Snakeguy

Belly: The belly of a Champagne Ball Python is usually bright white and free of markings and pattern, giving it a high contrast compared to its body.

Image from Chris Krabbe at Krabbe Aquatics

Tail: The tail of the Champagne Ball Python is usually dominated by a bright dorsal stripe.

|256.76575056252005x188

Image from Garrick DeMeyer at Royal Constrictor Designs

Other:

  • Super: Super Champagne - Lethal

  • Known Issues: Wobble - The Champagne Ball Python (and other morphs) has a genetic disorder referred to in the hobby as a “wobble”. “Wobbles” can range from almost unnoticeable to worryingly severe on an individual basis and is one of the largest debated and controversial topics in the reptile world, with many experienced breeders and keepers on both sides of the debate. While all Champagne Ball Pythons “wobble” to a degree, extreme cases are rare and most will live a normal life. “Wobbles” are often more noticeable during feeding and agitation and can be affected by stress and husbandry.

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Champagne Ball Python

Help Identifying your Champagne

Let’s crack a bottle of Champagne

Does anyone have pics of Champagne Clown?

Morph Issues

Other images of Champagnes:

Image from JME Reptiles

|602x452.1567795741509

Image from Garrick DeMeyer at Royal Constrictor Designs

Multiple Gene Champagnes:

Champagne Lesser Pastel Ghost

Image from Geordie Genes

30. Bamboo

Morph Encyclopedia: #0030

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Bamboo

Image from Darren Biggs at Crystal Palace Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Bamboo Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that can be easily told apart from a Normal Ball Python by the extreme washed away colours and heavy blushing that covers the dorsal stripel.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Bamboo Ball Python is usually topped with a light tanned crown with a slight stamp. Around the crown, bright blushing can be displayed, most commonly around the rear of the head.

Image from Tonny Clausen at T.C. snakes

Body: The body of the Bamboo Ball Python is usually dominated by its serrated dorsal stripe, with bubble-like “alien heads” between. Dorsal stripes are usually a brighter shade than that of the alien heads. The bodies colour can range from dark browns to light syrup-like golds, usually with large contrast.

|602x477.9167164626052Image from Masball

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Bamboo Ball Python is usually dominated by a bright, jagged dorsal stripe.

|801.1695558831807x451

Image from Tonny Clausen at T.C. snakes

Other: Super - Super Bamboo:

Image from Dynasty Reptiles

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Bamboo Ball Python

Help Identifying your Bamboo

Anna I hope your ready :blush: show me them Bamboos

Any Bamboo experts out there?

Other images of Bamboos:

|602x487.1907189116154Image from Tonny Clausen at T.C. snakes

|606.1154657623271x451

Image from Tonny Clausen at T.C. snakes

Multiple Gene Bamboos:

Bamboo Yellowbelly Pastel

Image from Anna Kirby at AK Morphs

Bamboo Pinstripe Yellowbelly

|801.0971991836202x451

Image from Anna Kirby at AK Morphs

31. Hidden Gene Woma

Morph Encyclopedia: #0031

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Hidden Gene Woma

“HGW”

|602x488.1473495367282Image from Balls-by-design

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Hidden Gene Woma Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that is suspected, yet unproven, to be part of the Spider Complex. Despite its name, the Hidden Gene Woma doesn’t actually contain any “hidden genes” and is a completely separate mutation to the Woma Ball Python. Also with it being that they are extremely visually similar, this had led to more confusion around the genes.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Hidden Gene Woma Ball Python is usually almost completely covered in chocolate- brown scales, with very little blushing on the crown .

Image from Emily’s Exotics

Body: The body of the Hidden Gene Woma Ball Python is covered in faded “alien heads” that often resemble keyholes, in that the “eyes” within the “alien heads” tends to be singular. Body colouration can range from soft golden-brown to sharp black.

|602x575.8384901720686Image from Emily’s Exotics

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Hidden Gene Woma Ball Python follows the abstract pattern and colouration.

|719.3600887175486x451

Image from Designer Reptiles LLC

Other:

  • Wobble - Wobble - The Hidden Gene Woma Ball Python (and other morphs) has a genetic disorder referred to in the hobby as a “wobble”. “Wobbles” can range from almost unnoticeable to worryingly severe on an individual basis and is one of the largest debated and controversial topics in the reptile world, with many experienced breeders and keepers on both sides of the debate. While all Hidden Gene Woma Ball Pythons “wobble” to a degree, extreme cases are rare and most will live a normal life. “Wobbles” are often more noticeable during feeding and agitation and can be affected by stress and husbandry.

  • Super -

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Hidden Gene Woma Ball Python

Help Identifying your Hidden Gene Woma

Other images of Hidden Gene Womas:

|602x452.1567795741509Image from New England Reptile Distributors

|602x452.1567795741509

Image from Krazy Kris Ball Pythonz

Multiple Gene Hidden Gene Womas:

HGW Mojave Pastel Fader het Ghost

|602x477.9167164626052Image from Balls-by-design

Inferno Fader (Granite HGW Pastel Yellowbelly Fader)

|602x451.0619689698552

Image from Balls-by-design

32. Ultramel

Morph Encyclopedia: #0032

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Ultramel

“Ultra-melanistic”

Image from Balls-by-design

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Ultramel Ball Python is a colour altering mutation that reduces dark pigmentation, leaving a high contrasting combination of colours throughout its body.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of an Ultramel Ball Python is dominated by a soft yet bright orange headstamp on top of its lilac crown.

|609.209162816266x451Image from Emily’s Exotics

Body: The body of the Ultramel Ball Python is full of heavy blushing and bright yellows across the lilac-chocolate “puzzle” pattern.

Image from Boss Dragons

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Ultramel Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Python, yet following the colourations of the rest of its body.

|602x457.63083259562967

Image from Geoffrey Alen at Anarchy Pythons

Other:

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Ultramel Ball Python

Help Identifying your Ultramel

Ultramel is awesome

Royal (Python) Rumble

Other images of Ultramels:

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

|602x451.32799771482416

Image from Angrypanda

Multiple Gene Ultramels:

(Left) Jigsaw Ultramel (Right) Lemonblast (Pastel Pinstripe) Ultramel

Image from Marty Penny at Marty’s Morphs

Spotnose Sugar Pastel Ultramel Het Ghost

Image from Mark Regal at Regal Pythons

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/Kxb3O0h2ffw

33. Coral Glow

Morph Encyclopedia: #0033

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Coral Glow
“Banana”

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Coral Glow Ball Python is not only one of the most well known morphs in the reptile hobby, it is one that has intrigued breeders for many years with its complex breeding ratios regarding offsprings sex.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Coral Glow Ball Python is usually lightly tanned orange crowned by faded colouration and a slight headstamp, if any. Unsymmetrical spotting is a good marker from a Coral Glow clutch.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Body: The body of the Coral Glow Ball Python continues to show spotting completely randomly over the yellows, oranges and deep-lilacs of the Coral Glow colouration. “Alien heads” are still displayed as with a Normal Ball Python with bright blushing between.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Belly: The Belly of the Coral Glow Ball Python is usually heavily patterned along its edges and a crisp, faded yellow down its center. Spotting can also be thick or absent along its belly.

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Tail: The tail of the Coral Glow Ball Python follows the Coral Glows colouration along the usual thick dorsal stripe of the Normals pattern.

|727.7535288528411x451Image from MysticalMorphs

Other:

  • Spots: Coral Glow Ball Pythons exhibit random spotting, which can range from patches of individual scales to whole clusters of black pigmentation. Spotting tends to stick to the dark “puzzle” pattern between “alien heads” though a few display them throughout the entire body.

Super: The homozygous or “Super” Banana, usually retains its yellow coloration later into life, has a brighter “alien head” pattern, a noticeable faded head and fainter lilacs.

Known Issues:

Gene resides on a sex chromosome - The gene has not been definitively located, however based on Warren Booth’s work and the heritability pattern, it does appear that the gene is primarily located on the X chromosome (except when it “jumps” to the Y chromosome).

In practice this leads to the following outcome when breeding Coral Glow Ball Pythons:

  • Females produce an equal sex ratio.

  • Male Coral Glows produced by a female Coral Glow are Female Makers.

  • Male Coral Glows produced by a male Coral Glow are Male Makers.

  • If you have a Male Maker all Coral Glows and combos will be males while the rest of the clutch (non Coral Glow offspring) will be females

  • If you have a Female Maker all Coral Glows and combos will be females while the rest of the clutch (non Coral Glow offsprings) will be males.

However, without further proof breeding, a Coral Glow Ball Python can not be confirmed “female/male maker” as there are exceptions where you may produce a male from a female maker or a female from a male maker. Data made public averages this to occur around 3% of the time.

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Coral Glow Ball Python

Help Identifying your Coral Glow

Who doesn’t love the Coral Glow gang?!

How to tell if your Blue Eyed Leucistic is also Coral Glow

Different Coral Glow Pieds

Evolution: A paradigm shift in snake sex chromosome genetics

A case study of sex-linkage in Python regius(Serpentes: Boidae), with new insights into sex determination in Henophidia

Other images of Coral Glows :

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

|602x452.1567795741509

Image from Hackett’s Royal’s

|675.7218673598082x451Image from Simply Pieds +

Multiple Gene Coral Glows:

Coral Glow Piebald

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Coral Glow Enchi

Image from Deborah Stewart at Stewart Reptiles

Videos:
Justin Kobylka - https://youtu.be/J_XkszmyHLk

34. Blade

Morph Encyclopedia: #0034

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Blade

Image from Scosta56

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Blade Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that can easily be told apart from a Normal Ball Python by the bright colouration and large blank “alien heads”.

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Blade Ball Python is dominated by bright blushing across its crown, surrounded by deep blacks.

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

Body: The body of the Blade Ball Python is covered in large blank “alien heads”, that have a distorted shape compared to a Normal Ball Python.

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

Belly:

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Blade Ball Python is .

Other:

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

Super Blade Fire Clown

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Blade Ball Python

Help Identifying your Blade

Let’s see your Blades

Other images of Blades:

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

Multiple Gene Blades:

Spotnose Blade het Clown

Image from Scosta56

Fire Blade Clown

Image from Lee Hingle at Hingles Herps

Videos:
Balls2u - https://youtu.be/uHAYa1ETkog

35. Mystic

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36. Black Head

Morph Encyclopedia: #0036

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Blackhead

Image from Michael Jones

Base Morph Incomplete Dominance (Co-dom)

INTRODUCTION:

The Blackhead Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Blackhead Ball Python is .

|614.2869709787467x451Image from Ivan Borošak at No1 Reptiles

Body: The body of the Blackhead Ball Python is .

Image from Tonny Clausen at T.C Snakes

Belly:

Image from Loxahatchee Herp Hatchery

Tail: The tail of the Blackhead Ball Python is .

Image from Ivan Borošak at No1 Reptiles

Other:

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Blackhead Ball Python

Help Identifying your Blackhead

Anyone working with Mystic or Black Head?

Other images of Blackheads:

Image from Loxahatchee Herp Hatchery

Image from Mike Wilbanks at Wilbanks Captive Bred Reptiles

Multiple Gene Blackheads:

HGW Mojave Pastel Fader het Ghost

|645.0604993900135x451Image from Image from Mike Wilbanks at Wilbanks Captive Bred Reptiles

Acid Blackhead Black Pastel

Image from T H Wyman at Asplundii Genetics

37. Candy

Morph Encyclopedia: #0037

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Candy

|729.3821332972049x451Image from JSR.Inc

Base Morph Recessive

INTRODUCTION:

The Candy Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that

VISUAL DESCRIPTION

Head: The head of a Candy Ball Python is .

|609.8034450087188x451Image from JSR.Inc

Body: The body of the Candy Ball Python is .

|602x451.0619689698552Image from JSR.Inc

Belly: The belly of the Candy Ball Python is

Image from

Tail: The tail of the Candy Ball Python is .

Image from JSR.Inc

Other:

  • Candino: “Albino and Candy are allelic and are fundamentally different which is why we call the combo of them a Candino. We also cannot just call the hets produced from a Candino whatever we want because they would be different depending on which gene they inherited; some would be het Albino and some would be het Candy. And the only way to know which was which would be by breeding them out” -T_H_Wyman

Next to a Normal for reference:

(Left) (right)

Image from

Useful links:

Compare to a Normal Ball Python

Buy a Candy Ball Python

Help Identifying your Candy

Your favorite albino candy Toffee Candino Tofino combo, with pictures?

Other images of Candys:

|714.6683726831402x451Image from JSR.Inc

|602x452.1567795741509

Image from RL Exotics

Multiple Gene Candys:

Enchi Candy Piebald

|675.7218673598082x451Image from Al Sauri at Vivid Pythons

Pastel Candino Leopard.

|602x464.1996962214043

Image from Adam Chesla Reptiles

38. Asphalt

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39. Specter

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40. Axanthic (TSK)

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41. Chocolate

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42. Mahogany

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43. Orange Ghost

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44. Cypress

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45. Puzzle

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46. Red Stripe

Morph Encyclopedia: #0046

Thomas Eagle - Eagle Reptiles

Red Stripe


Image from Nuitari1974 at GOV Ball’s

VISUAL DESCRIPTION: The Red Stripe is a subtle color and pattern altering mutation that

Head: The head is similar to a normal with a more pronounced reddish brown coloration


Image from Nuitari1974 at GOV Ball’s

Body: Red Stripe Ball Pythons have blank alien heads with dark pixelation along the sides, with bright variable length dorsal stripes similar to normals. The dorsal stripes are edged with dark black that gives way to reddish brown to tan blushing and can contain small keyholes in the dorsal stripe. There is a subtle blushing to the flames coming from the belly of an orangish/reddish brown coloration.


Image from Nuitari1974 at GOV Ball’s

Belly: The belly of the Red Stripe Ball Python has black and white/cream checkering along the edges with a clear strip running down the center.


Image from Nuitari1974 at GOV Ball’s

Tail: The tail of Red Stripe Ball Pythons follows the same coloration as the rest of the body

Other:

47. Het Red Axanthic

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48. Special

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49. Bongo

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50. Phantom

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@eaglereptiles You’re spot on with the wiki idea. We just changed the edit post age which is why you saw that, but the way to go forward should be with wiki functionality. :+1:

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All entries are now wikis. Please feel free to help out.

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