10 Types of Ball Pythons and Morphs

Below is a list of a few different types of ball pythons that are available in today’s pet market. Although there are over 1,000 different types of ball python morphs, we only list 26 of the more widely known ones. Prices of these ball pythons are only estimates of what they could go for. Prices vary depending on morph, size, age, gender, popularity, and availability.

 

Albino Ball Python

Albino Ball Python, photo by Wikimedia

Albino Ball Python

The albino ball python was the first proven recessive ball python mutation. Being albino, this python has no dark pigments, leaving this snake bright white and yellow with pink/red eyes.

 

Price: $300 – $400

Axanthic Ball Python

Axanthic Ball Python, photo by Tsanford

Axanthic ball python

The axanthic ball python is a recessive mutation that produces a snake that has varying shades of silver/grey, white, black, and brown. As axanthic’s age, they develop more of a brown color to them. Only a select few will keep the same coloration they had as juveniles. The image shown is a VPI axanthic ball python.

 

Price: $375 +

Blue Eyed Leucistic Ball Python

Blue Eyed Leucistic Ball Python, photo by Pendleton Pythons

Blue Eyed Leucistic Ball Python

The blue eyed leucistic ball python, also known as the ‘Blue Eyed Lucy’ is a very rare ball python to come across in the pet trade. This beautiful snake is solid white with piercing blue eyes. Some of the morphs that will normally produce this beauty are Mojaves, Lessers, Butters, Phantoms, and Het Russos bred together.

 

Price: $400 – $600

Butter Ball Python

Butter Ball Python, photo by Robin

Butter Ball Python

The butter ball python is very similar in appearance to the lesser ball python, but they come from a complete different bloodline. Butters are known to brighten up in color as they age, rather than get darker like some other types of ball python morphs. The butter is a mixture of genes with the Lesser, Mojave, Russo, and Phantom.

 

Price: $90

Bumblebee Ball Python

Bumblebee Ball Python, photo by Don

Bumblebee Ball Python

The bumblebee ball python is a beautiful yellow and black snake. To get this beauty, you must breed a spider ball python with a pastel ball python. The bumblebee ball python is not usually found in the wild.

 

Price: $169

Candino Ball Python

Candino Ball Python, photo by
West Coast Jungle

Candino Ball Python

The candino ball python is similar to the albino ball python in appearance (using albino genes), but is made with other genes apart from albino. Candy is a recessive mutation but is allelic to albino. So, for example, crossing a candy to an albino would yield all candinos. (Duxorw)

 

Price: $400

Champagne Ball Python

Candino Ball Python, photo by
Celtic Serpents

Champagne Ball Python

The champagne ball python is a light tan/orange colored snake with irregular dorsal stripes and circles. Addition to the beautiful color and markings, this snake has an all white color belly. The Champagne ball python has also proven to be a dominant morph.

 

Price: $250

Chocolate Ball Python

Chocolate Ball Python, photo by
PythonDreams

Chocolate Ball Python

Information coming soon on the chocolate ball python.

 

Price: $100

Cinnamon Ball Python

Cinnamon Ball Python, photo by
Rad

Cinnamon Ball Python

The cinnamon ball python is a dark brown snake, with darker colored markings around its body. The brown color that this snake portrays almost mimics the color of cinnamon, which is where this snake gets its name from. The cinnamon is a co-dominant gene.

 

 

Price: $70

Coral Glow Ball Python

Coral Glow Ball Python, photo by
Rain

Coral Glow Ball Python

The coral ball python is a co-dominant gene that has purple and orange colors. The colors on this snake are almost unbelievable. Some of these coral glows are known to be male makers, only producing male coral glows (no females).

 

Price: $350

Fire Ball Python

Fire Ball Python, photo by
Tarkah

Fire Ball Python

The fire ball python is a co-dominant gene that can make up a super fire ball python which is also known as the black eyed leucistic. The fire ball python is a lot lighter in color, compared to a normal ball python. They also have different markings.

 

Price: $400

Ghost Ball Python

Ghost Ball Python, photo by
Wikimedia

Ghost Ball Python

The ghost ball python is a recessive mutation that reduces the black pigmentation. A ghost ball python’s colors will always appear to be hazy. (Tony Gude)

 

 

Price: $80 – $100

GHI Ball Python

GHI Ball Python, photo by
Probreeders

GHI Ball Python

The name GHI (according to ballpythons.net) comes from the words “gotta have hit”. This snake is definitely a ball python keepers dream to have. Although the listed price on here is $3500, we have seen them for sale at around $5,000 to $10,000, so do not be surprised if you see a figure that large for one of these snakes. They are one of the newest single gene co-dominant morphs to be discovered. (The Cleaner)

 

Price: $3500

Ivory Ball Python

Ivory Ball Python, photo by
Abigail McDufford

Ivory Ball Python

The ivory ball python is a proven co-dominant morph. It’s produced by mating yellow bellies together, which in turn produces a super yellow belly ball python, also known as an ivory ball python.

 

Price: $300

Lesser Ball Python

Lesser Ball Python, photo by
Robin

Lesser Ball Python

The lesser ball python is a beautiful snake, one of which many breeders use to create other morphs with. When using a lesser ball python, its genes tend to add color and enhance blushing. The homozygous of the Lesser is a Blue Eyed Leucistic. (pythonregius).

 

Price: $80 – $100

Mojave Ball Python

Mojave Ball Python, photo by
SNIKTTIME

Mojave Ball Python

The mojave ball python is a co-dominant mutation. One trait that mojaves have which anyone can see, is that they tend to have a complete white underside. Similar to the lesser ball python, the mojave genes are also used to create blue eyed lucys.

 

Price: $70

Mystic Ball Python

Mystic Ball Python, photo by
twistedtails

Mystic Ball Python

The mystic ball python’s genetics are co-dominant. The mystic looks a bit like the mojave, but with darker colors. Many breeders are using the mystic ball python (along with phantom and mojave ball pythons) to create a mystic potion which is a beautiful outcome containing a mixture of purple, gray, and pink markings.

 

Price: $150

Pastel Ball Python

Pastel Ball Python, photo by
Megan8706

Pastel Ball Python

The pastel ball python is one of the most popular ball python morphs bought today. A lot of breeders use the pastel to breed with other morphs to help intensify the yellow pigmentation of the offspring.

 

Price: $75 – $130

Phantom Ball Python

Phantom Ball Python, photo by
Albey

Phantom Ball Python

As stated above, the phantom ball python is very useful in generating some crazy morphs. Just to re-cap, the phantom when bred to a Lesser or Butter will produce a Blue Eyed Leucistic (Blue Eyed Lucy). When bred to a Mojave, the production is a Purple Passion.

 

Price: $125 – $150

Piebald Ball Python

Piebald Ball Python, photo by
Lancecham

Piebald Ball Python

The piebald ball python is a very wanted snake in the ball python world, only because of it’s amazing colors and markings. The piebald is a recessive trait that is partially un-pigmented with variable color and pattern mutations (Tony Gude). This snake has random patches of white throughout its body. There are two main types of piebald pythons sold, low white and high white. Low white means that there is not many white patches on the snake, while high white means there is many white patches on the snake.

 

Price: $300 – $550

Pinstripe Ball Python

Pinstripe Ball Python, photo by
Darkminion2

Pinstripe Ball Python

The pinstripe ball python is a dominate gene that does well when bred with other morphs. The name suits this snake well in terms of its stripe all along is backside. This is what gives the pinstripe its name. The base color of this snake is a nice caramel brown.

 

Price: $75 – $100

Spider Ball Python

Spider Ball Python, photo by
SND Reptiles

Spider Ball Python

The spider ball python is a co-dominant gene. It’s colors are light brown, black, and white. This snake is widely used in breeding projects for it’s back pattern that it portrays. Anything with a spider gene will look pretty awesome.

 

Price: $70

Spotnose Ball Python

Spotnose Ball Python, photo by
Aalomon

Spotnose Ball Python

The spotnose ball python is a co-dominate gene. Comparing a spotnose ball python to others, you will notice a few differences. First, are the spots on their noses. Although normal ball pythons can have this, it is more usual on spotnose ball pythons. Second, is their faded head pattern on their head. Third, is their dorsal. It is subtle, but their dorsal is several shades lighter. (kc261)

 

Price: $125 – $175

Super Blast Ball Python

Super Blast Ball Python, photo by
Zina10

Super Blast Ball Python

The super blast ball python (a.k.a killer blast ball python) is a super pastel pinstripe. It is a bright yellow snake with a light lavender head.  (ballpython777)

 

Price: $230 – $330

Vanilla Ball Python

Vanilla Ball Python, photo by
Ball Pythons 9

Vanilla Ball Python

The vanilla ball python is a co-dominant morph. It looks like more like a normal than anything, but with two noticeable differences. For one, the vanilla is brighter than normals. If you compare a normal ball python with a vanilla, you will notice that the vanilla is brighter in comparison. Along with the brighter body color, the vanilla will also portray a faded color around the top of the head.

 

Price: $175 – $400

Yellow Belly Ball Python

Yellow Belly Ball Python, photo by
LadyOhh

Yellow Belly Ball Python

The yellow belly ball python is a co-dominant gene. More information coming soon!

 

Price: $150

Morph Calculator (Genetics Wizard)

If you are interested in seeing what outcomes you can get by breeding two different ball python morphs together, you can check out the genetics wizard by WorldofBallPythons. This can give you a good overview on what offspring you can get by mixing two morphs together.

What’s the Best Ball Python Morph?

Do you have a favorite ball python morph? Share your thoughts and suggestions down below in the comments section.

Other Helpful Resources

LivingArtReptiles – View the vast amounts of different types of ball pythons here

7 comments to 26 Types of Ball Pythons & Morphs

  • Chris

    Nice List! My favorite is the Paradox Albino Ball Python

  • Jan Griffiths

    I like most morphs. My favorite Ball Python is my own Champagne Pastel male. He has a white ringer, as well as his tail is paradox. He has been bred to 3 different girls( Albino, low-white Piebald, and my husband’s beloved Shatter). Anxiously waiting to see what hatches.

    • Jan Griffiths

      My “i” button decided to mess up. Where an i was supposed to be, there isn’t one in my comment. Had to clean my keyboard.

    • Billy

      No worries Jan. I understood you.

    • Billy

      Hey Jan,
      Champagne Pastels are very nice ball pythons. Sounds like you will have some nice surprises in the near future with the different morphs that you are breeding too. Don’t forget to post some pics when you get the results. I would love to know what you produce.

  • Jan Griffiths

    Billy, we had lots of Champ hets for albino and piebald. I sold all of them already, and my hubby is keeping a Champ Shatter female that will be bred to our male Calico when she is big enough. Stay tuned….

  • Jan Griffiths

    Where is the Enchi? Very popular morph, reduced pattern, cleans up pattern in many combos.

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