Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

Our Breeders - Ball Pythons

Ball Python (Python regius)

Normal Ball Python

We produce a few normal Ball Pythons from various crossings. Ideally suited for pets, these captive bred specimens are vastly better than the commonly seen 'ranched' imports available in pet stores. These will feed and thrive!

Ghost or Hypo Ball Python (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.

Albino Ball Python (Python regius)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive trait. The first of the designer Ball Pythons and the snake that started it all! So unusual they don't even look real until they move. Brilliant yellow blotches on white, although some strains may fade as adults. We are focusing on producing specimens with clean solid yellow markings.

Piebald Ball Python (Python regius)

Homozygous for Piebald, a recessive trait. Piebalds are probably the most popular morph of Ball Python. With patches of pure snow white scattered over the body in varying amounts, they are quite striking. Pricing on these can vary widely, based on quantity and location of white, along with any additional genetics they may carry.

Spider Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Spider, a dominant trait. Here we have what is commonly termed a dominant mutation, in which the heterozygous form is visibly different than normal Ball Pythons. To our knowledge, no specimens homozygous for this trait exist. In fact, we've received reports of Spider to Spider breedings resulting in a percentage of egg failures - which leads us to believe this trait to be lethal in the homozygous state. A large number of truly spectacular designer morphs have been created using this mutation, with some of the most popular being Bumblebee Spider, Honeybee Spider, Stingerbee Spider, Lesser Bee Spider and the Queenbee Spider.

Mojave Spider Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Mojave, a codominant trait and Spider, a dominant trait. The combination of Spider and Mojave creates the lovely Mojave-Spider. With the fascinating spider patterning accentuated by the golden background color of the Mojave, these are a winner!

Spinner Blast Ball Python (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 takes it to another level.

Killer Spinner Ball Python (Python regius)

Homozygous for Pastel and Heterozygous for Spider and Pinstripe, one codominant trait and two dominant traits. The combination of Spider and Super Pastel creates the lovely Killerbee, but add Pinstripe and the results are incredible.

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!

Killerbee Ball Python (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.

Bumblebee Ball Python (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.

Lesser Bee Spider Ball Python (Python regius)

The combination of Spider and Lesser Platinum makes a unique looking Ball Python. Soft white, creams and pastels with a reduced Spider pattern. One of our favorites and a key to making Queen Bee Spiders and a host of others.

Pastave Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Pastel and Mojave, two codominant traits. Mojave is one of our favorite morphs, with their odd smooth look and subtle colors. But Pastaves get a nice punch of yellow added from the presence of pastel, and they can be used to make Super Pastaves!

Pinstripe Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Pinstripe, a dominant trait. A dominant mutation with a truly unique appearance! A large number of spectacular designer morphs have been created using this mutation, with some of the most popular being Spinner, Lemon Blast and the utterly amazing Spinner Blast.

Hypo Pinstripe Ball Python (Python regius)

Homozygous for "Orange Ghost" Hypomelanism and heterozygous for Pinstripe, a dominant trait. Combining these two traits creates a stunningly beautiful snake, one we consider a 'must-have' in any collection!

Lemon Blast Ball Python (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.

Spinner Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Pinstripe and Spider, two dominant traits. The combination of these two mutations in one snake results in a snake similar in appearance to a faintly marked Pinstripe - but with the marbled sides of a Spider. A key ingredient to use in making the utterly amazing Spinner Blast.

Pastel Ball Python (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. We produce a variety of color tones of these, ranging from tan (illustrated here as an adult) to lemon yellow (see the hatchling pic).

Super Pastel or Opal Ball Python (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.

Silver Streak Ball Python (Python regius)

Homozygous for Pastel and heterozygous for Black Pastel, two codominant traits. Super Pastel Ball Pythons are simply the homozygous expression of the Pastel, but when combined with Black Pastel the result is a uniquely faded silvery Ball Python that is the key to producing the coveted Silver Bullet.

Pastel Ghost Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Pastel, a codominant trait and homozygous for "Orange" Ghost (Hypo). Pastel Ball Pythons are one of the most attractive morphs, but adding hypomelanism to them just makes all the good parts even better! A gorgeous snake, with a soft subtle beauty that has to be seen to be believed.

Mojave Ball Python (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'.

Super Mojave Ball Python (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 clade as being slightly more patterned than others, with traces of head and eye pattern visible, and a faint silver-yellow wash along the mid-dorsum. Very valuable to have in your breeder's toolkit, as every snake produced by one will be a Mojave!

Hypo Mojave Ball Python (Python regius)

Homozygous for Ghost Hypo, a recessive trait and heterozygous for Mojave, a codominant trait. As with every mutation, adding Hypo just seems to make things better! This is certainly the case with Hypo Mojaves, and these have the added benefit of being able to create stunning Hypo Super Mojaves, one of the whitest Blue-Eyed Leucistics available.

Lesser Platinum Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Lesser Platinum, a codominant trait. The super form is another of the solid white snakes with pale blue eyes, called Blue-Eyed Leucistics, it appears a number of incomplete dominant morphs produce this appearance as a super, and many of them will also do so when combined together! But don't ignore the various combinations of the Lesser Platinum itself, such as Lesser Bee Spider, Queen Bee Spider, etc.

Blue-Eyed Leucistic Ball Python (Python regius)

A number of mutations, among them Mojave and Lesser Platinum, have proven to be allelic. Breeding any two of them together will create a 'Super' form which is a startling solid white to off-white snake with stunning blue eyes. The specimen illustrated here is heterozygous for Mojave and Lesser Platinum, two codominant traits. This combo is said to be one of the whitest forms.

Black Pastel Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Black Pastel, a codominant trait. Still another incomplete dominant mutation, with the super form being a unique solid blackish-brown snake known as the Black Ball or Eight-Ball. A number of interesting morphs have been produced using this mutation in combination with others, the most coveted of which is the Silver Streak Ball. Black Pastels bred to Cinnamons have produced Eight-Balls, so this trait is allelic to Cinnamon.

Black Pewter Ball Python (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.

Cinnamon Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Cinnamon, a codominant trait. Allelic to Black Pastel, considered by some to be what amounts to a color variant of the Black Pastel, but those color variations lead to some interesting effects when this trait is combined with others, notably in the Silver Bullet Ball. Coloration is much lighter, resulting in classic cinnamon colors with extreme blushing. The super form is a patternless brownish black snake simply called the Super-Cinnamon.

Hypo Cinnamon Ball Python (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!

Pewter Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Pastel and Cinnamon, two codominant traits. Combining these two mutations yields an interesting look, a near silver and black hatchling with faint undertones of cinnamon. These are a key ingredient to producing Sterling and Silver Bullet Balls. Specimen at top left is an interesting Pewter Paradox Pastel, with bands of Pastel clearly visible.

Pewter Paradox Pastel Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Pastel and Cinnamon, two codominant traits. Combining these two mutations yields an interesting look, a near silver and black hatchling with faint undertones of cinnamon. The as yet unproven Paradox Pastel trait adds bands of normal Pastel to the mix. We keep hatching these from one bloodline here, leading us to suspect this might be a genetically heritable trait.

Yellow-Belly (Het Ivory) Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Ivory, a codominant trait. This unique morph is yet another incomplete dominant mutation, with the super form being a near all-white snake known as the Ivory Ball. Yellow-Bellies have several unique characteristics, but there are a number of unproven bloodlines and fakes masquerading around the internet - buy from a proven line!

Ivory Ball Python (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.

Hypo Yellow-Belly (Het Ivory) Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Ivory, a codominant trait, and homozygous for Orange Ghost (Hypo). Yellow-Bellies have several unique characteristics, but the best is an increased amount of yellow pigmentation. Lightening up the dark shades through the addition of hypomelanism really turns up the volume.

Hypo Ivory Ball Python (Python regius)

Homozygous for Ivory, a codominant trait and homozygous for Orange Ghost (Hypo) a recessive trait. The addition of hypomelanism has the subtle effect of lightening the faint gray spotting and head pattern seen on Ivories. Doesn't remove it, but does improve it!

Calico Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Calico, a dominant trait. Hatchlings of this morph are born with small white to pink speckles on the lower sides, similar to those found on Spider Balls. With growth, these thicken and become white in color. While not an extravagant mutation on it's own, it does some rather unique things when present in combination with other mutations, such as Pastel. Recently, claims have been made that 'super' forms have been produced, so perhaps it will prove itself as being codominant in nature.

Champagne Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Champagne, a dominant trait - although a recent odd hatchling from a Champagne x Champagne breeding raises the possibility this is actually a codominant trait. This mutation essentially removes all patterning, and they remind me of Spinners without the pattern. Some spectacular designer morphs have already been produced using Champagne, such as the spectacular Mimosa.

Harlequin Wide-Stripe Ball Python (Python regius)

Heterozygous for Harlequin Side-Stripe, a dominant trait. We acquired this unusual male and bred him to a rather typical female. A number of these snakes have now been produced, and we anticipate crossing this pattern trait into a number of color mutations shortly.