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TIGER_BALL_PYTHON

Tiger Ball PythonScientific Name: Python regius
Common Name:
Ball Python
Morph:
Tiger
Genetics: Unknown - I have produced "hets"

The "Tiger" is a snake that has had it's name bounced around a few times. It all started with the "Woma Ball"........the Woma was named by "Upscale Reptiles" several years ago...........and the name fit well...........then NERD produced a new trait and called it the "Woma/Tiger" ball............so Upscale reptiles changed their name from the Woma ball to the "Bengal Ball"...........so now we have The Bengal Ball ( that used to be the Woma ball ) which I believe has not been proven to be genetic yet.............and we have the Woma/Tiger ball which Nerd proved............and the plain old "Tiger Ball"............which is what is pictured in this series.

The "Tiger" I would say is the less extreme of all three.........but.......it's a very cool looking ball python. It has a very nice banded pattern............the bands seem to be very hazy and faded out............these snakes look electric!!

I produced "hets" from my Tiger female for the past two breeding seasons........2001 and 2002.........the first year she was bred to a really nice banded male.........the babies came out banded like the father...........but they did not look like the Tiger mom............the second year I got a male that looked very similar to my Tiger female...........he was on breeding loan from VPI..........babies were also produced that year..............and they looked totally normal...........so I'm hoping that this is a simple recessive trait...........God knows it would be nice to see a new simple recessive trait again............it seems like everything new is Co-Dom????????

I'm raising up "hets" and will hopefully see if this is an inheritable trait or not in the next year or so...........stay tuned!

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