Caramel Albino or T+ Albino or Blond
The Caramel Albino Burmese Python is the most exciting color mutation that has recently become available in the Burmese Pythons. One thing that is very unique about this morph compared to other Burmese morphs is it is arguably the only variety that most people would agree gets better looking with age. Although very rare right now, this morph will undoubtedly be one of the most popular Burmese morphs once they are more readily available. For this reason at this point in time, the caramel Burmese is a great choice for someone looking for an investment animal. There are currently only a handful of these worldwide, and there are many directions you could take a caramel project. One thrilling aspect is all the pattern mutations out there that are available to breed the Caramel albinos into. Knowing how the Caramel albinos get better with age, the idea of combining it with any of the pattern morphs are sure to be the next big thing. A caramel granite, Caramel green, or even a Caramel Labyrinth have yet to be produced, and will be amazing as you can imagine!. It's a very exciting time for Burmese Python fans and even more exciting time for a Burmese Python breeder. So don't miss out on this opportunity! I hope to have some Caramel albino babies available in 2010. In the US this morph was first reproduced by Jason Hormann in 2008.
For some people, it just can't get much better than what mother nature has created and set as the standard. For them the normal, or sometimes called the "wild type" Burmese Python can not be beat in beauty by all the other color and pattern mutations out there. At Ben Rogers Reptiles we love them all, and we keep some top notch normal phases in our collection as well. In addition to that, most of the normal types we produce are also het for one or more color or pattern morphs. Which is good as these het normal Burmese Pythons usually come out more colorful and have a slightly different pattern from the norm. So while they fall in the definition of being normal, they are at the top of the spectrum in color, and pattern. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Sometimes referred to as Amelanistic, or the T- albino form of Burmese Python. The Albino Burmese Python was the first ever real investment reptile that paved the way for most of what is out there today. Albino Burmese Pythons wer first reproduced by Bob Clark in 1986. I strive to produce high contrast Albino burms, that keep their contrast into adulthood. As babies they have dark orange dorsal spots circled by white on a orange/yellow background. When they mature the dark orange spots turn more yellow, and a lot of times the orange bleeds into the white coloration which can make for a pretty dull looking adult. For an affordable, attractive giant python an albino Burmese Python is hard to pass up. I have some very genetically diverse albinos, and normally have ones that are het for either lab, green or granite.
These are beautiful snakes! Baby Green Burmese Pythons will typically have dark brown dorsal striping or spotting as babies. When they mature into adults they look nearly patternless, with dorsal striping or spotting only slightly showing up, which is why they are often refered to as Patternless Burmese Pythons. They can have spotting on their sides as well, which tends to stay with them as they grow. When Jay Owens produced the first Green Granites in 2003, he also produced a new type of Green Burmese Python that was heterozygous for granite. This new type of Green Burmese tends to have a lot of spotting all over it's body, which causes the normally uniform dorsal striping or spotting to be much more chaotic. If you look at the two pictures above, you can see two young Patternless Burmese Pythons. They are full siblings, but the one on the right is heterozygous for granite. The Green Burmese Python was first reproduced in 1987 by Tom Weidner. At Ben Rogers Reptiles we aim to produce very colorful babies that mature in to beautiful adults. They are a very affordable, yet still a very impressive choice.
Albino Green or Albino Patternless
These are another favorite of mine. Just like the normal colored greens these guys start off with a dark orange dorsal spotting or striping that fades as that matures. They usually have a very clean and smooth look to them which I find very appealing. I keep a lot of different types of this morph and my focus is on producing darker orange phases, and some that are a much lighter. Both types will turn out to be some outstanding adults. It just depends what you like more. Next to the normal Albino Burmese Python, these are probably one of the more popular varieties of Burmese Pythons out there. These were first produced by Mark Bell in 1990.
The Labyrinth was first reproduced by Bob Clark in 1989. It was given the name "Labyrinth" due to it's maze-like pattern. This pattern mutation still remains one of the most sot after Burmese Pythons morphs. When they are available, they usually sell out very fast! Therefore, Labyrinth Burmese Pythons have maintained a much higher price tag over the other common Burmese Python variations for many years. Only the Albino labyrinth has maintained a higher value.
This is the Albino combined with the Labyrinth pattern. These have been a long time favorite of mine, and I have some of the best breeding stock around hands down. First produced by Mark Bell in 1993. If you are interested or might be interested in breeding some day you can't go wrong with an Albino Labyrinth. They are always in very high demand due to their amazing patterns and typically good contrast as adults, and the prices for these as babies have stayed around 450-500 dollars over the last 4-5 years.
The Granite Burmese Python is the latest pattern morph to become available in the hobby. This morph was first produced in the US by Bob Clark in 1999, along with the Albino Granite. One of my favorite things about these guys is their heads. They have a much reduced arrow shape on top of their head, and the overall color of their head is a light cream color. This pattern mutation is very unique in that some individuals can have a full granite pattern, and other can have what is called a reduced pattern. The ones with a reduced pattern have areas on their body that don't have the granite markings. I really like both varieties of this morph, but I have more Adult granites with the reduced pattern for my breeding stock. While I would have expected to produce hatchling similar to the parents, I often produce granite babies that have the full granite pattern . Pictured above is a reduced pattern granite on the left, and full pattern granite on the right. The granite Burmese Python is a awesome snake and my breeding stock is quite remarkable.
The Albino Granite was first produced in 1999 by Bob Clark. If you like the Albino Burmese Python, but want something a little different, the Albino Granite certainly deserve some consideration. Albino Granites have a peppered look to them, and are usually a even balance of orange and white. They are also known for having very light, and almost white looking head as they mature. Just like with the regular Granite Burmese Python, some can have a more reduced pattern, and some can have a more full granite pattern. So, there are a lot of different types of Albino Granites out there, which makes this designer morph a favorite for a lot of people.
These were first produced by Jay Owens in 2003 along with the Albino version. They are a really interesting designer morph that opened the door for the green/labyrinth and hopefully soon the granite/labyrinth as no one was really trying to combine the patterns variations together. Before the green/granites were produced it was believed by a lot of breeders at the time that the green would cover up any other pattern it was combined with. That fortunately wasn’t what happened and both the green and granite blend together to make a very unique and attractive form of Burmese Python that is hard to pass up! It’s been about 7 years since these were first made and these are still very hard to come by. Only a handful of breeders have been able to duplicate what Jay Owens has done, and when they have done so they have only been fortunate enough to produce a few of them at a time.
Albino Green Granite
The Albino Green Granite was first produced in 2003 by Jay Owens, along with the normal Green Granite. These are really something as they are three recessive morphs in one, which has never been done before in Burmese Pythons. As babies they can be an almost pink color, which is really cool! As they mature their heads look very white! Just like the Green Granites these are still very rare and another must have for a serious Burmese Python breeder. Not only can you make more of these (which are very uncommon), but by pairing one of these up with any of the newer morphs out there will put you way ahead in the game. For example, if you bred one of these to a Hypo Burmese Python you could make Hypos 100% het for Albino, Green, and Granite! Not only could you sell those for a LOT of money but from there you would be able to make Albino Hypos, Green Hypos, Albino Green Hypos, Granite Hypos, Albino Granite Hypos, and of course Albino Green Granite Hypos, all of which have never been made before, and could be produced in a single clutch!
The Patternless Labyrinth was first produced by me in 2008. This snake was not what I or anyone really expected, but I have to say I'm very happy it wasn't. Before they hatched out I was anticipating some sort of compromise between both the green pattern and the labyrinth pattern, but what resulted was a snake with no pattern at all! They are a truly patternless snake, with silver sides, that has a much different color from the green clutch mates. They are getting darker with age, and still have a very clean look to them. This is a must have for anyone that likes the rarest of the rare designer morphs, or for anyone looking to be on the front line for creating new combinations with the hypo Burmese or Caramel Burmese Pythons. This is a designer morph you won't likely see in abundance for many years if the slow production of green/granites is any indicator.
A small group of these Hypo Burmese Pythons were first imported into the US in late 2005. To date, this is the only Co-dominant mutation in Burmese Pythons. Which means you can breed a Hypo Burmese(short for hypomelanistic) to any other Burmese Python, and produce them the first generation. This is good as you can produce Hypo Burmese Pythons faster than you can with recessive morphs, but they do tend to drop in value a lot faster as well. What's really cool about something that is Co-dominant is there is usually a super form. Meaning, you can breed two Hypo Burms together, and produce something really wild. In this case, if you breed two hypos together, you can make what's called a blue-eyed Leucistic Burmese Python. There are a lot of ways you can go with the Hypo breeding project. So far, no one has combined the hypo Burmese with any of the other Burmese pattern or color mutations. Which has a lot of Burmese Python breeders very enthusiastic about the different possibilities of this fairly new morph. If you are shopping around for Hypo Burms be careful who you buy from! I've seen a few people trying to pass off a more or less light colored normal Burmese Python for more money by tacking on the Hypo name. The hypo line I work with is from the ONLY proven genetic line out there, and there won't be any disappointments when you try and breed out something from my hypo line.