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.
Ball Pythons (Python regius)
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! Click here to learn more/see adults.
"Orange Ghost" 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.
Mimosa Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for "Orange Ghost" Hypomelanism, a recessive trait and Champagne, a codominant trait. Completely lacking any true black pigment in the epidermal layers, with traces remaining in some of the deeper layers. When combined with the near patternless Champagne trait, the colors really shine! These are simply stunning snakes... 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. We produce a variety of color tones of these, ranging from tan to lemon yellow. 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.
Mojave Spinner Ball Pythons (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.
Sterling Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Homozygous for Pastel and heterozygous for Cinnamon, two co-dominant traits. Subtly beautiful snakes... Click here to learn more/see adults.
Pewter Ball Pythons (Python regius)
Heterozygous for Black Pastel and Pastel, two codominant traits. A number of interesting morphs have been produced using these dual mutation snakes, the most coveted of which is the Silver Streak Ball and Super Pewter Ball. 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.