Black Belly

First Produced By: Outback Reptiles

First Produced In: Unknown

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Last Updated: 2022-01-18

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About

Black Belly is a dominant ball python mutation.

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Issues

This is considered a problematic morph. Poor growing, poor breeding, and facial/cranial malformations.

History

Black Belly was imported and first produced by Outback Reptiles.

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Appearance

Head

The head of a Black Belly Ball Python is usually topped with a heavily faded crown, often with a lighter spot in its center. Lips and nostril scales can range from a shocking yellow to a tanned white. Facial/cranial malformation has been found to be not uncommon.

Body

The body of a Black Belly Ball Python follows the “alien head” pattern of a Normal Ball Python but much dirtier tones are displayed.

Belly

The belly of the Black Belly Ball Python tends to have a zig-zag band of black scaling the majority of the way down, giving them what is commonly referred to as a “zipper”.

Tail

The tail of the Black Belly Ball Python usually follows the same patterning as the rest of the body.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines

Related Traits

No known related traits

Combos

  • Yellow Jacket (Black Belly Pastel)

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