For all you impatient types...
We know the wait is killing you, but our 2013 Ball Pythons can be expected to begin hatching and appearing here on the site throughout the summer and fall, roughly from July through September.
Genetics For Herpers
Genetics For Herpers is a great way to learn genetics. This book starts with the basics and teaches everything you need to know in order to understand the role that genetics plays in breeding. The book is 84 pages (7½" x 5½") and includes over 120 illustrations plus a glossary. Click here to learn more or order.
Spinner Blast Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Pastel, Spider, and Pinstripe, one codominant trait and two dominant traits. The combination of Spider and Pastel creates the lovely Bumblebee, but adding Pinstripe into the equation take it to another level. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Hypo Pinstripe Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Hypo (Orange Ghost), a recessive trait and Pinstripe, a dominant trait. This combination creates the gorgeous Hypo Pinstripe, which probably should be called the "Honey Pin" to parallel the Honeybee's naming. Really pretty snakes, and very handy to have in your genetic toolkit too!.
Killerbee Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Pastel, a codominant trait and Spider, a dominant trait. The combination of Spider and Super Pastel creates the gorgeous Killerbee Spider. I could write a bunch of poetic words here, but just look at the pictures, they say it all. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Super Pastel Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Pastel, a codominant trait. Super Pastel Ball Pythons are simply the homozygous expression of the Pastel. Incredibly useful in breeding projects, as everything produced from them will be a Pastel, no matter what it's bred to. Rather variable with some specimens exhibiting intense yellows and very pale centers on dark areas, others are gorgeously pale and faded. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Ivory Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Ivory, a codominant trait. This unique morph superficially resembles a dark-eyed Leucistic, but closer examination reveals a faint yellow stripe along the dorsum and odd yellow mottling on the tail. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Mojave Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Mojave, a codominant trait. Yet another incomplete dominant mutation, with the homozygous form being a unique ghostly patterned variant of Blue-Eyed Leucistic known simply as the Super Mojave Ball. It should be noted that a large number of morphs have proven to be allelic to Mojave, including Russo, Lesser Platinum, and Butter, among others. Breeding any two of these types together will produce a 'Super' form, all of which are loosely termed 'Blue-Eyed Leucistics'. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Ghost or Hypo Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Hypomelanism, a recessive trait. Completely lacking any true black pigment in the epidermal layers, with traces remaining in some of the deeper layers. Shed skins lack all pigmentation. This gives the snake a pale 'ghostly' coloration. A 'must have' for enhancing other morphs by lightening the colors to create 'Honeybees', 'Caramel Glows', etc. Ours are proven compatible with common bloodlines, such as 'Orange', 'Butterscotch', 'Yellow', etc. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Hypo Cinnamon Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Cinnamon, a codominant trait and homozygous for Ghost Hypo, a recessive trait. A stunning combo, with the black pigments reduced to a pale blue-gray - which also enhances the pale oranges present on the sides of Cinnamons. Simply beautiful! Click here to learn more/see adults.
Mojave Spinner Ball Python (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Mojave, Spider, and Pinstripe, one codominant trait and two dominant traits. The combination of Spider and Mojave creates the lovely Mojave-Spider, but adding Pinstripe into the equation just tosses this lovely snake over the top. With the spinner patterning accentuated by the golden background color of the Mojave, the results are incredible! Click here to learn more/see adults.
Tip from the breeder: Nice subadult, a VMS holdback that we've grudgingly decided to part with. Will probably breed this winter.
What do all these numbers and stuff mean?
The description of each specimen is followed by the sex of the specimen, it's date of birth, a stock number identifying the specimen, and the selling price. Photos are of the exact specimen listed, most are taken inside a standard 8oz deli cup for size comparison, and are updated as time permits.
Understanding our stock numbers may prove helpful in identifying unrelated specimens:
- F021-01M indicates a 2006 hatching (we started this code in 2001 with 'A', 2002 is 'B' and so on).
- F021-01M indicates the clutch number for that year, and thus all specimens listed as F021- are from the same clutch.
- F021-01M indicates this is the first male from that clutch. F021-03F would the third female from that clutch.
CB - Captive Bred, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from parents kept in captivity.
CH - Captive Hatched, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from a gravid wild-caught female.
WC - Wild-Caught. While all of our stock is produced here, some of it is produced from wild-caught adults that we maintain. We will occasionally sell some of the breeder animals as surplus.
LTC - Long Term Captive, usually followed by year of capture. Applies only to WC animals, indicates they have been maintained for a long period in captivity and are very well established.
50%, 66%, 100% - Percentage of likelihood the specimen is heterozygous for the listed trait.