Albino- This was the very first proven recessive ball python mutation. Albinos have no dark pigments, making them bright yellow and white with red eyes. Also, they come in high and low contrast. The low contrast snakes lose their white markings becoming nearly all yellow. The high contrasts will keep their yellow and white all their lives. They are key to many mutations. They are also very affordable for collectors and breeders alike.
Axanthic-Similar to albinos, axanthics lack red or yellow pigments or both. This is a recessive mutation that makes a snake with varying shades of grey, black brown. As adults, some will "brown out" or lose their brown color, but there are some lines that hold their color more than others. Axanthics are a color mutation and have the varying patterns of normals.
Bumble Bee(aka Pastel Spider/Bee)-This is a combo of the Spider(dominant trait) and Pastel(co-dom trait) morphs. This snake displays a bright yellow background with some white sides and a black spiderweb pattern. Bumblebees were first discovered in 2001 and are used to make a lot of other interesting morphs. They are also a fair priced snake for a beginner breeder or collector.
Butter (co-dominant)-These snakes have light yellow markings on a soft caramel-brown background. The "Super Butter" homozygous form is also a Blue-Eyed Leucistic. They look similar to the Lesser Platinum morph, but come from a wild bloodline. Butters were discovered in 2001by Reptile Industries and fall under the category "basic morph" when breeding.
Calico(aka Sugar, Bubblegum, White Sided)- Calicos are a basic morph and a dominant trait. They were discovered in 2002 and can be used to make several different morphs including, but not limited to, Calico Spotnose, Calico Vanilla, and a CaliBee.
Champagne(aka Puma)- Another base morph, the Champagne(dominant) was first produced by EB Noah in 2005. It is known for light yellow/cream sides and has very little pattern through the champagne colored body, also Champagnes have a dark spot on their head.
Cinnamon- Cinnamons (co-dominant) are basic morphs that were discovered in 2002. The patterns of this morph are very similar to the normal balls, but are much darker. Where the tan or yellow colors in a normal are they much lighter in a Cinnamon.
Clown-This morph is recessive,first discovered in 1999. Clowns have a very distinct and busy head pattern and a wide dorsal striping. Their coloring consists of tans, coppers, and browns. Also, their patterns vary in a range of normal patterning to nearly patternless.
Enchi- A basic morph, first made in 2002, the Enchi has gold, orange and warm yellow tons. The older it gets the colors change to warm hues.
Fire-This morph is co-dominant and the producer of Black-Eyed Leucistics.
Genetic Stripe-This morph is recessive and defined by its dorsal striping and reduced pattern sides.
Ghi-Ghi's are known for their silvery gray flames on a black background. They have clear bellies and a lot of speckling. As they grow, they get lighter, the blushing increased, and the silver flames multiply. They are basic morphs with co-dominant genes.
Hypo-This is a recessive gene that reduces the black pigmentation. Hypos are Also known as “Ghosts”. Hypos are varying shades of yellow, brown, grey and green, with faded dark colors and a faded head. A hypo or "ghost" will always appear to be in shed or always seem to have a hazy appearance.
Ivory-This morph is the "Super" or homozygous form of the Yellowbelly mutation.
Lavender Albino-This morph is recessive and doesn't seem to be compatible with the standard T- Albino. These are defined by their natural high contrast and purple-white ground color.
Lemon Blast-This morph is the combination of the Lemon Pastel and Pinstripe morphs.
Lesser Platinum-This morph is co-dominant and the producer of white snakes with blue eyes. They have light gold sides and dark gold and brown dorsals, making them look like a burnt cookie!
Mojave-The Mojave (co-dom) produces pythons with various shades of browns, bright yellows, dark blacks, blue-gray body color, creamy highlights and flames. Also, they have a very distinguishable pattern named in their likeness, the “Mojave Pattern”. Their heads have a lot of flaming on them and a pattern that produces something of a keyhole shape. Another trait Mojaves have is a total white underbelly. When a Mojave is bred to a Mojave will produce 25% Blue Eyed Lucys, a whte, blue-eyed baby!
Pastel-(Aka Jungle, Graziani)-This morph is co-dominant and the producer of Super Pastels. These are defined by their bright yellow and black coloration and "Jungle-like" pattern. High blushing, green or pale eyes, and white lips are prominent features. All pastels at birth have faded heads but tend to darken up a bit as they get older although some still retain the fade. The pastel also possesses a very clean underside.
Pewter-This morph is the combination of the Cinnamon Pastel and Pastel Jungle morphs.
Piedbald-This morph is recessive and defined by its random patches of pure white coloration this is because the skin is un-pigmented. Pies also have variable color and pattern mutations. Piebalds express an unusual cloud-like pattern that is not in any other morph. The pattern that does show up in the white is like a cloud-shaped island. The amount of white is not indicative of its parents’ color. For instance, a 90% white piebald bred with a 90% piebald, may not produce 90% white offspring. The amount of white is totally random.
Pinstripe-This morph is dominant and defined by its thin pattern and dorsal striping.
Russo Leuistic(co-dominant)- An all white snake with black or blue eyes. These guys usually have no pattern, if they do it is a ghost of a pattern. A leuistic can be made in several gene combinations, such as two lessers or two fires.
Spider-This morph is dominant and defined by its thin pattern that looks like spider webs. This morph also displays a different head pattern and white speckling up the sides of the body.
Spinner-This morph is combination of the Spider and Pinstripe mutations.
Spotnose-This morph is co-dominant and the producer of "Power" Balls. These are defined by a yellow marking or spot on the nose as well as their odd head pattern.
Woma-This morph is co-dominant and the producer of Pearls. This morph is very similar to the Spider but is not the same.
Yellow Belly-This morph is co-dominant and the producer of Ivories. This morph is very similar to a Normal Ball Python but its ventral (belly) surface is very different.