Type: Incomplete Dominant
First Produced By: Gulf Coast Reptiles
Complex: 8 Ball Complex
Aliases: Blk Pastel
Issues: Duckbill, Rare Kinking (Super Black Pastel)
First Produced In: 2002 
Last Updated: 2023-05-10
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The Black Pastel Ball Python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that is similar to the Cinnamon Ball Python. There is some debate whether or not these morphs are separate lineages, as they both produce extremely similar supers, even when paired to one another. Black Pastels are easily told apart from a Normal Ball Python by their heavily contrasting black/dark-browns against earthy-browns and golds.
The original Black Pastel was imported through Outback Reptiles.
Black Pastel Ball Pythons have a very dark head, ranging from chocolate-brown to almost black. The eye stripes are a more earthy colour than that of a Normal Ball Python.
The body of a Black Pastel Ball Python is usually completely covered in hollow “alien heads”, much like the GHI Ball Python. Dark blushing can be seen along the black “puzzle” pattern and heavy flaming up its sides.
The belly of the Black Pastel Ball Python is usually clean and completely clear of pattern.
The tail of the Black Pastel Ball Python usually carries the same “ring” pattern as its body down a earthy-gold dorsal stripe.
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