The Joppa Ball

The Joppa ball is a morph originally proven by Ben Renick at Renick Reptiles. It is a dominant, possible “co-dominant” (yet to be proven) morph that cleans up the pattern and brightens the colors- heightening the yellows and oranges.

Here are some examples of single gene Joppas:

You can see there is quite a variety in the pattern and brightness of color. The pattern is a brighter yellow and orange towards the belly. You can see the distinctive banding/saddled markings, elimination/reduced of the “alien head” markings inside the lateral pattern and high white outlines on the lateral patterning.

You can see the distinct differences between a Joppa (left) and a Wild Type/Normal (right):

There are a few Joppa combos that have been produced so far. You can see them on the World of Ball Pythons list here.

The Joppa Black Pastel was originally produced at Renick Reptiles. Below are pictures of a single gene Black pastel (left) and a Joppa Black pastel (right). This combination really showcases what the gene can do, and was the combination that convinced us to add the gene to our collection.

These are the Joppa combos we have produced so far:


Joppa Spotnose

Single gene Spotnose for Comparison


Joppa Mojave

Single gene Mojave for comparison


In 2017, our friend Joseph Saunders produced a Joppa Hidden Gene Woma

Joppa Hidden Gene Woma

and a Joppa Yellow Belly


At the end of 2018, we hatched out a Joppa Champagne (bottom). Here it is pictured with  its single gene Champagne sibling (top).


GHI Joppa (to be proven)

Pastel Enchi Joppa

Snake on the far left suspected to be a Pastel Enchi Joppa Spotnose. Unfortunately this snake refused to eat, refused assist feedings, and was humanely euthanized.