Python Passion

Captive Bred Ball Pythons

Albino

Albino ball pythons were first proven simple recessive by Bob Clark in 1992.  Albino isn't the best term that could have been given to these animals, as technically they are amelanistic, meaning they lack black pigment.  However, albino is the name most often used. Being amelanistic, the normally black areas of the snake are thus changed to an almost translucent white, while the saddles remain, resulting in a yellow and white snake.  With the absence of black pigment throughout the body, the saddles become more of a yellow rather than brown.  There are both muted forms of pale yellow albinos and a higher contrast version, both pictured below.  And the absence of black pigment also appears in the eye as well, creating red eyes in these animals.

The albino ball python is a beautiful morph, and one that has been coveted in both private and commercial collections for many years.  Fortunately for most, prices have dropped considerably since 1992.

We have three heterozygous albino (meaning while they appear normal, they carry the recessive albino gene) animals in our collection, and we have produced 50% possible heterozygous albinos; our first year was in 2008 and our second year was in 2009.  We had hoped 2010 would be our first year producing albinos, but unfortunately, the female did not make weight.  She still did not make weight for the 2011 season, but we did a joint project with our close neighbor, Quiet Tempest Reptiles, to produce some albinos in the 2010-2011 season; we produced 1 male albino, 1 male het albino, and 3 female het albinos.

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2017 Potential Offspring

  • Normals
  • Lessers/Butters
  • BELs (Blue-Eyed Leucistics)
  • Normal het Piebalds
  • Cinnamon het Piebalds
  • Normal possible het Ghosts
  • Ghosts
  • Pinstripe possible het Ghosts
  • Butter possible het Ghosts
  • Butter Ghosts
  • Pinstripe Ghosts
  • Butter Pinstripe possible het Ghosts
  • Butter Pinstripe Ghosts
  • Lesser/Butter Mystics
  • Lesser/Butter Pastels
  • Lesser/Butter Mystic Pastels

2017 Season Updates

2017 Clutch 1: Pastel Mystic X BEL (Super Butter/Lesser)

  • Eggs Hatched!
    0.1 Butter
    4.1 BEL (possibly Pastel)


2017 Clutch 2: BEL (Super Butter/Lesser) X Lesser

  • Eggs Hatched!
    0.3 Lesser
    0.2 BEL


2017 Clutch 3: Pinstripe (het Orange Ghost?) X Butter het Orange Ghost

  • Eggs Hatched!
    2.1 Pinstripe ph Orange Ghost
    1.0 Normal ph Orange Ghost
    0.1 Butter ph Orange Ghost
    0.1 Orange Ghost
    0.1 Butter Pinstripe ph Orange Ghost
    0.1 Butter Pinstripe Orange Ghost