Axanthic (Jolliff)

First Produced By: Michael Jolliff

First Produced In: 1997

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Last Updated: 2021-12-06

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There are multiple lines of non-allelic Axanthics, the most worked with being the TSK, VPI, Jolliff and MJ lines.

Axanthic Ball Pythons have a mutation called Axanthism that only affects the xanthophores to either prevent or greatly reduce production of yellow and red pigmentation. The resulting snake is usually a mixture of black, grays and whites as the axanthic mutation does not affect the melanophores (brown and black pigment), or iridophores (iridescent pigmentation).

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The head of an Axanthic Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Python but with less earthy tones.


Axanthic Ball Pythons’ bodies tend to have reduced markings with the “alien heads” and a pale blushing along the black “puzzle” pattern.


The tail of the Axanthic Ball Python follows the same colouration as the rest of its body, with blank “alien heads” to either side of a dorsal stripe.

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