Our goal is to produce distinctly patterned, high contrast and brightly coloured designer morphs that retain their beauty rather than diminish with age. In our opinion, if you are going to produce animals that have the potential to live for 40+ years, they should be exciting to the eye throughout!

To this end, we will be focussing primarily on the pattern and colour morphs that retain their brilliance or improve into adulthood - which in our opinion are best represented by the recessive morphs such as Tristripe, Toffee, Ultramel, Lavender Albino, Desert Ghost, Pied and Hypo/Ghost. We also have a number of codom genes such as Lemon Pastel, Graziani Pastel, Bell Line Pastel, Cinnamon, Fire and Butter mixed in for good measure - not to mention our soft spot for Super Specials and Crystals!

Lavender Albino

Lemon Pastel

Pastel Butter Ghost

Pastel Orange Ghost

Piebald

Super Pastel Orange Ghost

Tri-Stripe

Ultramel

Wild Type / 'Normal'

Lavender AlbinoLavender AlbinoLavender AlbinoThe Lavender Albino is a remarkable morph, with good examples characterised by neon yellow blotches contrasted with lavender/mauve background colours and ruby red eyes – they really do look like they are under ultra violet lighting! It is simply mesmerising looking at them as the colours and depth of focus seem to change in front of your eyes like a mirage. The hatchlings have intensely orange blushes in the yellow blotches, sometimes with a thin orange outline on a bright white background. The background colour develops over the first two years as the animal matures.

Lavender Albinos were proven simple recessive by Ralph Davis in 2001. There are a number of lines available which vary significantly in intensity of background colour, from a greyish white background through to high mauve.

Selection of the most colourful lines was important to us and so we imported our animals directly from David and Tracy Barker of VPI - as their animals were a cross between Ralph Davis line and the VPI wild caught line – both of which are astounding. As an added bonus, both animals are also potential hets for Axanthic so we may get lucky and produce the ultra rare Lavender Snow!

We are so impressed with these animals that we have added a pair of adult Lavender Albino hets (Ralph Davis line) to the collection. The female is an absolute monster and produced 11 eggs in her last clutch!

We have found these to be extremely robust, curious animals with hearty appetites and calm temperaments. They really are very special and have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Lemon PastelLemon PastelLemon PastelLemon Pastels are intense yellow and glossy jet blacks with minimal blushing. Adults of this morph retain lighter brighter yellow colouration than the other Pastel lines. Our adult female has beautiful bright white flaming on her flanks and the neck striping that is common in this bloodline.

Pastels are co-dominant meaning that breeding a pastel to a normal type will give a 50% chance of each hatchling also being a pastel. Breeding two pastels together will produce a Super Pastel - a visually distinct, brighter animal.

Lemon Pastels are excellent highlighter morphs i.e. breed them into any other morph to lighten the colours by adding yellow without disrupting pattern as much as some of the other Pastel lines.
Pastel Butter GhostPastel Butter GhostPastel Butter GhostThe Pastel Butter Ghost (or Pastel Butter Hypo) is a ‘three gene’ designer morph i.e. three specific visually distinct genetic types combined through selective breeding in captivity to produce a new appearance which is statistically highly unlikely to occur naturally in the wild.

This morph combines codominant Pastel and Butter with simple recessive Ghost/Hypo. This particular example contains Pastel and Ghost genes from the Bell Lines.

The Pastel and Butter genes individually both increase yellow colouration, whilst the Pastel, Butter and Ghost/Hypo genes all reduce blacks and add blushing. The result is an intensely yellow animal with beautifully faded light brown background suffused with even more yellow and sides that are almost white. From observation of Butter Ghosts and Butter Pastel adults, we expect she will improve with age - just the way we like it!

This morph is one of our favourite Designer Morphs as we are big fans of high yellow animals. We intend to pair her with our SPOG to attempt to produce the Super Pastel Butter Ghost.

Pastel Orange GhostPastel Orange GhostPastel Orange GhostThe Pastel Orange Ghost (POG or Hypo Pastel) is a ‘two gene’ designer morph i.e. two specific genes combined through selective breeding in captivity to produce a new appearance which is statistically unlikely to occur naturally in the wild.

POGs are a visual combination of the increased yellow, faded black, white belly and blushing of the Pastel gene with the added orange colour and reduced black of the Orange Ghost gene. These combine to produce a very bright animal with intense oranges and yellows, greatly reduced blacks and beautiful “blushing”. The Graziani gene seems to add some interesting shapes in the patterns and in our opinion creates the greatest amount of blushing of any of the Pastels.

Hypo Ghosts were first produced by Kim and Mark Bell in 2002 using Bell Line pastels and ghosts. Corey Woods produced the first Graziani line Pastel (co-dominant) x NERD Line Orange Ghost (simple recessive) Hypo Patels in 2003 – naming this line Pastel Orange Ghost.

We imported a Pastel Orange Ghost female and a Pastel Green Ghost male directly from Corey Woods and bred them first in 2009 producing a breathtaking mixture of Pastel Orange Ghosts and Super Pastel Orange Ghosts. We are convinced that the Green Ghost gene has somehow lightened the colour of our offspring.

We will be producing more of these in the future for sure. This is one of the most competitively priced and useful designer morphs for improving other traits – every collection would benefit from one.
PiebaldPiebaldPiebaldThe Piebald (or Pied) requires little introduction to Royal Python aficionados.

A normal wild type colouration of blacks and browns contrasted with random patches of stunning pure white, often outlined by a thin black border. Grey colouration (similar to Axanthics) is sometimes present in the neck region. Hatchlings tend to have high orange colouration but this generally fades as the animals mature.

Piebalds can range from 10% to 95% white, with complex patterning in the coloured sections, often with some evidence of broken dorsal stripe. Although high white pairings can produce both high and low white offspring, there is some evidence that line breeding high white animals produces higher white clutches.

Piebalds were proven to be simple recessive by Peter Kahl in 1997 after importing them from Emmanuel Noah. Our animals were imported from Corey Woods in Canada.

We intend to breed the Ultramel trait into the Pied and will be offering a limited number of double hets for sale.

Super Pastel Orange GhostSuper Pastel Orange GhostSuper Pastel Orange GhostSuper Pastel Orange Ghosts (SPOGs or Super Pastel Hypos) are a visual combination of the intense yellow, faded black, white belly and blushing of the Super Pastel combined with the added orange colour and reduced black of the Orange Ghost gene. These combine to produce a stunningly bright animal with intense yellows, light greys and intense “blushing” almost back to white.

We bred our first SPOG in 2010 from a Pastel Green Ghost male pairing with a Pastel Orange Ghost female producing two breathtaking Pastel Orange Ghosts and two amazing Super Pastel Orange Ghosts. We are convinced that the Green Ghost gene has lightened the colour of our offspring -all of the animals have remained exceptional into maturity.

Our SPOG male seems to continually brighten, has interesting hook shapes in his pattern and a Y shape where the head meets the neck - all reputed to be signs of the elusive 'fader gene'.

These really are a powerhouse for improving other traits as whatever you breed them to gives you all pastels which are 100% het ghost combined with the other trait. In our opinion, the Graziani Pastel creates the greatest amount of blushing of any of the Pastels - ideal for breeding into colour morphs.
Tri-StripeTri-StripeTri-StripeAn awesome new pattern morph with a stunning thick solid black stripe running along the dorsal surface, flanked by two parallel thinner black stripes on a light brown background. The remainder of the pattern is limited to a series of disconnected black humps with white outlines rising from the ventral surface.

These were proven to be simple recessive in 2008 by Dan and Collette Sutherland from The Snake Keeper and are therefore still extremely rare – only a handful exist in the US and only one other in Europe at the time of writing.

We followed this project for a number of years waiting for it to be proven and as soon as we could, we added a male Tri-Stripe and a female het to our collection. Future projects will include crossing the Tri-Stripe gene into Ultramel, Albino, Lavender Albino, Toffee and Lemon Pastel - as well as an exciting newly proven recessive morphs that is currently still under wraps.

This is the morph that we have all been waiting for - simply put, this is THE "must have" pattern morph. Just imagine the combos when mixed with the wide range of dominant / co-dominant and recessive colour morphs available.

Given the intensity of the black colouration of the stripes, the Lavender Albino Tri-Stripe is expected to be particularly spectacular, with high intensity lavender colouration complemented by strong neon yellows.
UltramelUltramelUltramelThe Ultramel is a new and rare colour morph first imported to the UK in 2007.

As hatchlings, they are intense orange blotches on top of deep chocolate browns - the best examples having strong purple undertones in the background colour. As they mature, the colours develop into rich burgundy, copper brown backgrounds with lighter blushes, complemented by strong caramel yellow blotches – often with distinct white outlines on the lower laterals markings. They are stunning animals with warm vibrant colours, and excellent contrast into maturity. We love the fact that they don't muddy up, fade or darken as they age as many morphs do.

Ultramels were proven to be simple recessive by Emmanuel Noah and are considered similar in appearance to the Burgundy Albino and Crider Line Caramel Albinos.

Unlike Caramel Albinos, there have been no reported instances of kinking of Ultramel hatchlings’ spines - which is considered a real bonus for breeders and one of the reasons for the Ultramel's soaring popularity.

We were lucky to buy an unrelated pair from the first imported clutches and were exceptionally proud to be the first to produce these animals in Europe.

The hatchlings are simply astounding and the parents just keep getting better with every shed – just the way we like our morphs!
Wild Type / 'Normal'Wild Type / 'Normal'This is the basic predominant naturally occurring Royal Python appearance.

The wild type Royal Python is a beautiful animal in it's own right - this is how our collection originally started and we remain firm fans (which is rather lucky given the number of normal looking animals that we will be keeping as we work towards double recessive projects!).

The background is generally black with brownish/yellow/gold blotches with white edging in places. There are often 'ghost' or 'alien heads' in the pattern i.e. dark double blobs that look a little like eyes. Often there is a degree of dorsal striping, generally broken into dashes and stripes.



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