2016 Clutch #5

2016 Clutch #5

Pastel Vanilla x Clown

Hatched 10/2016

We purchased the dam of this clutch as a hatcling. She was listed as a pastel. As she grew and her colors developed, we suspected that she might actually be a pastel vanilla. This clutch proved that we had gotten lucky, as she indeed had the extra gene. This pairing was to produce het clowns to plug in to future clown projects. We kept a Pastel het Clown male to pair with our Lesser Blade (possible Fire) Clown, and a Pastel Vanilla het Clown female for a possible Spotnose het Clown pairing.

2016 Clutch #4

2016 Clutch #4, Spotnose x Joppa

Hatched 10/2016

The Joppa gene, originating with Ben Renick at Renick Reptiles, is a dominant, (possibly codominant) gene that acts like the Orange Dream, brightening the colors and cleaning up the pattern. There is one snake in this clutch, featured in the header image, that we suspect is a Spotnose Joppa. The head pattern differs from the plain Spotnose, the body pattern is reduced and there is lots of orange in the lateral pattern. Another one of the hatchlings has been labeled as a dinker, because it doesn’t quite look Joppa, but doesn’t look exactly normal either.

2016 Clutch #3

2016 Clutch #3

Clown x Het Clown

Hatched 10/2016

The clown gene is one of our very favorite morphs. The sire has an uniquie pattern, very aberrant and fairly reduced. The clown offspring produced have a similar look. Het clown offspring, although visually normal, seem to be some of the brighter “normal” ball pythons.

2016 Clutch #2

2016 Clutch #2

Pinstripe x Pastel Enchi

Hatched 10/2016

The genes in this clutch are simple base morphs, but produce some really nice combinations. Based on the beautifully banded classic that was produced in this clutch, we think that the sire possibly has a banding gene in addition to pastel and enchi. We look forward to seeing what he produces in 2017.