Picking up this male tomorrow, and the guy has no idea what’s in him. He’s a little young to pair him right now but I’ll be testing him out with a normal girl late this coming year!
Any thoughts?? I was thinking genetic stripe combo, and a friend said possibly an Ivory/BEL complex
Did he produce him? Is there any information on pairing?
No information whatsoever, he was just gonna breed him and find out too
If you can’t identify the parent identification of the babies probably won’t be any easier.
Would it be possible to get better pictures on a solid background. What color are its eyes?
I would say its somewhere close to this combo I produced. No G-Stripe. It is a Leopard Pastel Mojave Pinstripe.
There is so many ways to make a paternless snake…
G-stripe, champagne, and various combinations like mentioned above.
If he is recessive its going to take a long time to figure out because you will have to breed back. If its a combination of incomplete dominate and dominate genes it will be easier.
As soon as I pick him up I’ll get better pictures!
Seems I won’t be getting him now, the guy canceled because he thinks it could be the Patternless gene. I mean I don’t mind much, but I kinda wish he told me last night before I planned this trip to go out there lol
That sucks! I mean gstripe and champagne are both patternless genes… it really proves nothing that he wants a “patternless” gene. It isn’t likely to be a “new” or “special” gene he has.
Instead of the obvious conclusion, they assumed they just happened onto an $8k ball python? One of the least worked with recessive genes at that? I have to lol at some of the things that go down with ball pythons. I’m with everyone else here, that’s most likely a champagne BEL gene combo and there is probably not anything all that exciting hidden in there.
I even told him I think it’s just a combo, but not sense in arguing with the guy! Just have to swap snakes with someone else I guess lol
There are some pretty obvious differences between this snake a patternless but that’s me looking at it through the lens of years of experience. The biggest thing for me would be the clearly delineated stripe. Patternless have a stripe but the line at the edge of it isn’t crisp like it is on that combo. Then the eye stripes are too defined as well.