I think he’s a chimera.
When 2 ‘twins’ form together, hence the eyes and body colour.
Like the others up for sale, but yeah I haven’t a clue why so much, here in the uk, where you are, paradox now are selling for basically the same price as the morph with No paradoxing…
Ok that’s interesting, but not totally unexpected if a mutant/chimera, a paradox which is different to A chimer though is usually not genetically reproduced and doesn’t come with potential chimer problems which is all I stated.
Its pet buyers, not breeders. Its specifically because a paradox/chimera cant be specifically bred for that makes them rare/valueble. It was definitely a collector that would have bought is my guess.
Edited to add: chimeras and paradoxes arent the same, but generally neither is genetically passed on, so it increases rarity and uniqueness for those buying pets. If skittles has been consistantly producing chimeras, then that would definitely explain the price.
I remember when pictures of this snake started circulating. Most of the hobby knew it was probably just a pewter albino pied. The price has changed a lot over the years. I have really hard time believing someone paid $45k for it when it was listed for $25-28k for several years. I’d have to see it to believe it honestly.