OUR BALL PYTHON COLLECTION
Albinos are the most recognizable morphs out there and one people can relate too.
The obvious distinction of an Albino is their white and yellow colouring. The yellow markings can be pale yellow to a bright primary yellow, in some albinos, the pattern can be a light orange. Albinos have red pupils.
Albinos have a gentle personality. Our prize Albino is Daisy and she's the sweetest snake we have in our collection.
High Contrast Albinos have sharper bright yellow colouring and distinctive white patterning. These are albinos vamped up and amazing to see.
Axanthics look like a normal ball python without the yellow and gold tone colouring. They are known for their distinctive grey, black and white appearance, almost like a black and white photo.
Black pastels are similar to cinnamons, but they have high contrast with distinctive black colouring. They generally stay brighter than cinnamons through adulthood.
A black pewter contains much more black than a pewter. It is a designer snake created by breeding a black pastel to a regular pastel ball python. They have very pale tan and grey colouring with significant fading. What is great about a black pewter is that they can produce pastels, super pastels, black pastels, black pewters, eight balls and a solid grey ball python called the silver streak. They enhance a ball python collection.
The bumble bee is still a show favourite with the delicate webbing of a spider, and bright whites and yellows of a pastel. Their patterns are a beautiful mix of black white and yellow, thus the name bumble bee. These morphs make great breeders and have been combined with numerous other morphs.
These morphs are similar to Lessers. They have soft yellow markings (butter) and a very velvety gold background.
Caramel albinos have a faded look and a lot of blushing throughout their pattern. Their overall body tone is yellow, but their pattern has subtle rainbow colours of lavender and orange. These are very distinctive in the collection.
This newer ball python has faded pattern appearance and is almost a solid base colour of a pale orange to tan. They generally have broken dorsal stripes.
Cinnamon ball pythons have brown heads and a lot of rich brown colouring in their dorsal body pattern. A cinnamon is distinctive due to the bold black outlining of the brown side markings. A cinnamon pattern is similar to Mojave’s, but darker. When cinnamons are successfully bred together, one out of every
four hatchlings can be a stunning, patternless, black ball python, known as an "Eight Ball".
Clown ball pythons are rich golden brown tones. Their distinctive trait is an irregular, continuous stripe down their back. Their head pattern is pale compared to a normal ball python. There are fewer side markings, usually just dark spots, or blotches, unlike the hooks and whorls on a normal ball python.
This fairly new morph is beautiful in an uncomplicated way.
The overall look of this morph is smooth and velvety. It has dominant gold tones with reduced dark banding and an iridescent sheen. The head patterning is very bold.
These golden toned snakes are gorgeous in their simplicity. They have a single dorsal stripe or sometimes two broken stripes with no side patterning. This gives the genetic stripe a pure velvety look and makes it very unique from all the patterning of other ball pythons.
An ivory is a pure off-white snake with noticeably dark eyes. There often is a shadowing of pattern and slight grey on the head. The Ivory is a super form of the yellow belly.
These beauties have a brighter, more vivid yellow than a pastel. The brightness usually stays throughout adulthood. Lemon pastel ball pythons usually have less blushing and more distinct striping than a pastel as well.
A Lesser Ball Python has a pattern similar to Mojave’s.
They are mainly grey/taupe with brown markings.
They are very pale looking because they lack
black pigment. Lessers are great to combine
with other morphs because the colouring
of their breeding partner shows up well in their offspring.
A Leucistic ball pythons is an unforgettable solid white ball python. The most striking is a pure solid bright clean white snake with blue eyes. Some leucistics have faint yellow striping or grey tinge to the head scales. These beauties can be created from several combinations: of lesser platinums, mojaves, and butters.
Mojave ball pythons have a richer gold/yellow colouring. They distinctively have black outlining their brown hooks and whorl markings which make them excellent morphs to cross breed. You will find more mocha/taupe/grey colours in the patterning.
Mojave's again make interesting cross morphs. Some already produced are the Hypo Mojave, Pastel Mojave and Spider Mojave.
Orange Ghosts have patterning similar to a normal ball python, but they have paler colouring, almost appearing to be "faded". They have less black colouring and more yellow. The yellow colouring is like a wash over all their pattern and colouring, making them appear like a "ghost".
*Photo courtesy of Corey Woods
Pastel ball pythons are very colourful. They have a beautiful, brilliant
gold undertone with distinctive fading or blushing in their patterns.
Pastels generally have lighter green eyes. Pastels are great morphs to breed because they pass on a lot of brilliant colour.
A Pewter Pastel is a combination of the Cinnamon and Pastel Jungle morph. This snake has a lot of grey colouring with some pale yellow, some even say peach colouring. This morph has three co-dominant genes which makes it great for breeding with Normals, but even more exciting to breed with Cinnamons or Super Pastels for an even greater variety of different morphs.
The Phantom was First Produced by Ralph Davis in 2005. The Phantom is very similar in looks to the Mojave morph, but lacks the extensive blushing & pattern irregularities. The homozygous Super Phantom trait must be seen to be believed.
Also known as "Pieds" are one of the most visually extraordinary and distinctive ball pythons. The Pied can be between 15-90% white with black and gold markings similar to a Normal Ball Python blotched in between the white.
Pinstripe ball pythons are aptly named because their dark dorsal and lateral markings are exactly that: black pinstripes. These stunning ball pythons have vertical lateral pin stripes or "threading" from the dorsal stripe. Pinstripes are usually a warm gold colour with pale heads.
Original Axanthics lack the pigment for any yellow colouring. A Red Axanthic is named because they have more brown than a normal ball python. The brown can even be of a reddish tone. Some Red Axanthics look like a normal ball python. They have an active personality and are great eaters.
Spiders have very recognizable distinctive markings.
They have quite a reduced pattern with thin black
banding. They are mostly gold and their markings
are mottled. Spiders are a great morph to combine
with other morphs for unique features.
This stunning morph is a super cinnamon. It is a completely black or rich dark brown with NO pattern. Their belly is milky white without pattern.
A super pastel is a much brighter form of a pastel with lots of bright yellow and super blushing. Sometimes the blushing is so strong the snake has a purplish hue. The head is usually faded with a brighter bolder body.
Woma ball pythons are distinctive in pattern only. They have a thin highly banded pattern and are gold and black tones. The Woma ball python is similar to a spider ball python, but doesn't have white sides.
Yellow Bellies are also referred to as Het Ivory because 25% of their offspring can be a pure ivory colour, which is spectacular. Yellow Bellies look like a normal ball python, they usually have an "off white or yellow" underside.
At Royal Python Ranch, we are proud of our yellow bellies and have aptly named our boys, Cletus, Roscoe and Cooter.
Yellow Bellies are great for creating other morph combinations.