Fire Ball Python
Common Name: Ball Python
|Scientific Name: Python regius|
|Morph: Fire Ball|
The Fire Ball Python is a brightly colored, pale yellow snake. They have a kind of ghostly appearance, but the yellow is more intense. The Fire is a beautiful new Ball Python trait in its own right, the fact that it is the key to the patternless Leucistic is just a nice bonus.
The Fire Ball is the visible heterozygous condition of the Leucistic. When bred to normals the result will be Fires and nomals. When Fires are bred together you will get Fires and Leucistics. There is a real advantage with this Leucistic project because there are no "possible hets". It is a co-dominant trait, the "super fire" is a bright white ball python with no pattern and black eyes, the "Holy Grail" of the Ball Python world, the patternless, Black Eyed Leucistic.
The black eyed Leucistic is the homozygous condition of the Fire.
The long term potential of this project is immense. This is one of the Big traits, like Albino and Pied. Eventually everyone will "have" to have a White Ball Python in their collection.