For all you impatient types...
We know the wait is killing you, but our 2014 Ball Pythons are expected to be born and appearing here on the site in mid-summer through early fall, roughly from June through November.
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.
Super Mojave Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Mojave, a codominant trait. The homozygous form of Mojave is one variant of Blue-Eyed Leucistic known simply as the Super Mojave Ball. Unique among the BEL clan as being slightly more patterned than others, with traces of head and eye pattern visible, and a faint silver wash along the mid-dorsum. Very valuable to have in your breeder's toolkit, as every snake produced by one will be a Mojave! Click here to learn more/see adults.
Killer Spinner Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Pastel, a codominant trait and heterozygous for Pinstripe and Spider, two dominant traits. The combination of Spider and Super Pastel creates the gorgeous Killerbee Spider, adding Pinstripe to the mix just sends them over the top. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Bumblebee Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Pastel, a codominant trait and Spider, a dominant trait. The combination of Spider and Pastel creates the incredibly popular Bumblebee. So named for the high-contrast black and yellow bands, they are gorgeous snakes, far better than either parent! Also an important genetic combination for use in creating even more beautiful snakes, such as the Spinner Bee and Killerbee. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Lemon Blast Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Pastel, a codominant trait and Pinstripe, a dominant trait. The delicate pattern of the Pinstripe is accented perfectly by the increased color of the Pastel. These are almost surreal in person, and are a key ingredient to making the Super Blast and Spinner Blast. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Black Pewter Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Pastel and Black Pastel, two codominant traits. Combining these two mutations yields an interesting look, a near silver and black hatchling with the busy pattern of a Black Pastel. These are a key ingredient to producing the unbelievable Silver Streak Ball. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Pastel Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Pastel, a codominant trait. Pastel Ball Pythons are one of the most attractive morphs and have quickly grown to be one of the most popular morphs available. An incomplete dominant mutation, they are used to create an astounding array of beautiful new forms by combining easily with other mutations. 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!. Click here to learn more/see adults.
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.