Species: Ball Python
Name of Gene: Scrambler
First produced by whom: Markus Jayne Ball Pythons
Year First Produced: 2014
Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): Incomplete Dominant
In complex with other genes?:
Other names/aliases for it?:
Appearance; What it does/looks like?
- Head: Normal
- Body: Tends to scramble pattern and has a brightening effect
- Belly: depends on combo
- Tail: Tends to be very reduced, cleaner and brighter than rest of body. Again it depends on the morph combo.
Proven Lines: Markus Jayne line
Related Genes: None that I know of.
Proven: To what degree it is proven out to not just be polygenic? Not so far but genetic mapping is taking place as we speak.
Unique: Why do you believe this is a new morph and not an existing one? I have looked at every morph on MorphMarket and the genetic sites and I have found nothing comparable. I have posted many examples and no one has come forward to dispute my claim. I believe other have this gene in their collection as a result of previous sales over the years.
Problems: Any problems? None.
History: The history behind its discovery? I purchased an exceptionally bright Super Orange Dream Fire male back in 2012 from Ozzy Boids. I believe it was the first SOD Oz let go. It was a time when the Orange Dream gene was still in its infancy. When I started to produce offspring I noticed a pattern of traits that included reduced pattern and very bright orange tones. I assumed it was just the Super Orange Dream doing his thing in contributing to colors and pattern. As mentioned this was new territory and different combos were presenting themselves in new unique ways. The one thing that did start to grab my attention was the overall reduction of pattern and the intensity and cleanliness of the colours and how they got brighter with age. Generally this was not the norm in ball pythons at the time.
As I started to cross offspring with other genes I saw some common traits emerge. When crossed with Piebald it consistently created low white animals with its typical pattern removed and replaced with a busy scrambled pattern. Hence the name. I would produce animals that were so bright when crossed with orange dream and hypo that I would miss ID them as Super Orange Dreams based on the intensity of the orange tones. Luckily I held back these animals. Also non piebald animals would be very reduced in pattern with very little spotting. It was then that I started to think there was another gene at play. I sold some animals to friends informing them that I suspected an extra gene in the works and to keep me informed if they produced anything unusual. My suspicion paid off when I started producing incredibly bright animals in step with some of my breeder friends that purchased these unique animals from me. I took many picture to compare and when I showed them to me wife Jayne, she said they looked scrambled. The Scrambler name was born. Fast forward to the last 4 years and so much progress has been made as you will see by pics provided in this post.
Disagreement or Controversy: None.
References here on the community:
- At least one link to community discussion (ie forums) to demonstrate community acceptance https://www.facebook.com/search/posts/?q=scrambler%20ball
- Link to WOBP if one exists.
- Links to the wider web.
Please attach at least 3 photos you have rights to which you are granting to be used on MorphMarket, Including 1 image next to a Normal/WT animal
Thanks in advance for looking. I believe that the Scrambler gene will contribute to making the Ball Python more incredible than it already is.
Markus Jayne Ball Pythons