Hypo By Shaun Hacke at Dark Blizzard Exotics
Hypo By Shaun Hacke at Dark Blizzard Exotics
Hypo Ball Python by Semper Reptiles
Hypo Ball Python by Semper Reptiles
Hypo Ball Python by Semper Reptiles
Hypo Ball Python by Semper Reptiles
Hypo Ball Python by Semper Reptiles
Hypo Ball Python by Semper Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles
Ghost Ball Python by BHB Reptiles

    Hypo

    First Produced By: NERD

    Aliases: Ghost, Hypomelanistic

    First Produced In: 1994 [1]

    Availability: Rarest

    Last Updated: 2023-03-04

    Genetic Calculator

    Do you have any suggestions or corrections for this article?
    Click here to contribute feedback

    Learn About Morphpedia >
    Learn About Morphpedia >

    About

    The Hypo ball python is a recessive mutation that is known to become more attractive with age. Its pale scale colouration gives it a look of constantly being in shed and is a mutation known to produce clear, patternless sheds, giving it its name.

    Ghost are hypomelanistic, not a true ghost by definition, which is axanthic x hypo (double recessive designer morph).
    Hypos have been crossed with most other mutations as a way of reducing dark markings and brightening the underlying colors. [2]

    View More

    History

    The Hypo mutation was the first morph to have been discovered by New England Reptile Distributors, sometime around 1994.

    View More

    Appearance

    Head

    The head of a Hypo ball python tends to be a variation of light faded yellows and off-greys/blacks.

    Body

    The body of the Hypo ball python usually starts out with bright yellow colouration of the “alien heads” that fades with age, giving it a constant look of shedding. Patterns in combos are usually much cleaner when Hypo is in the mix.

    Tail

    The tail of the Hypo ball python is usually dominated by heavy blushing between the faded “alien heads” and dorsal stripe.

    Other

    Clear shed.

    Controversy

    Hypomelanistic is an incorrect term used by the hobby; “hypopigmented” is the correct term.

    There are several recognized color variations of hypo, namely orange, yellow or butterscotch and green. Many breeders take artistic license while describing their hypos; there are several fruity sounding descriptive names for hypo lines. [3]

    Proven Lines

    Ghost, Graziani Hypo, Blue Ghost, Green Ghost, Bell, Butterscotch, Citrus Hypo.

    Related Traits

    Combos

    • Buttery Nipple (Butter Champagne Ghost)
    • Candied Clown (Clown Ghost)
    • Caramel Glow (Caramel Albino Ghost)
    • Ghost Killa (Super Pastel Butter Spider Ghost)
    • Ghostbuster (Butter Pastel Spider Ghost)
    • Honey Bee (Spider Ghost)
    • Humble Bee (Pastel Spider Ghost)
    • Mimosa (Champagne Ghost)
    • Mojito (Champagne Mojave Ghost)
    • Orange Burst (Orange Glow Ghost)
    • Silver Surfer (Super Pastel Black Pastel Lesser Ghost)
    • Sk True Ghost (Axanthic (TSK) Ghost)
    • Sunglow (Albino Ghost)
    • Super Glow (Specter Yellow Belly Ghost)
    • Swarm (Enchi Spider Ghost)
    • True Ghost (Axanthic (VPI) Ghost)

    View More

    Killer Queen Bee Enchi Yellow Belly Leopard Ghost Ball Python by Marki Reptiles

    Killer Queen Bee Enchi Yellow Belly Leopard Ghost Ball Python by Marki Reptiles

    Ghost Clown Banana Leopard Pastel (Pos. Super Leopard, Pos. Het. Piebald) Ball Python by Go-Exotic

    Ghost Clown Banana Leopard Pastel (Pos. Super Leopard, Pos. Het. Piebald) Ball Python by Go-Exotic

    Enchi Fire Hypo Triple Het Pos Het Pied Pos Het Clown Pos Het Lav Ball Python by Best Dressed Balls

    Enchi Fire Hypo Triple Het Pos Het Pied Pos Het Clown Pos Het Lav Ball Python by Best Dressed Balls

    Ghost Black Pastel Cypress Honey Ball Python by BHB Reptiles

    Ghost Black Pastel Cypress Honey Ball Python by BHB Reptiles

    Mimosa Ball Python by BHB Reptiles

    Mimosa Ball Python by BHB Reptiles

    Super Orange Dream Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Super Orange Dream Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    GHI Vanilla Ghost Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    GHI Vanilla Ghost Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Super Orange Dream Mojave Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Super Orange Dream Mojave Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    1Super Orange Dream Piebald Ghost Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    1Super Orange Dream Piebald Ghost Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Super Orange Dream Piebald Ghost Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Super Orange Dream Piebald Ghost Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Super Orange Dream Pastel Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Super Orange Dream Pastel Ghost Het Piebald Ball Python by Markus Jayne Ball Pythons

    Relative Availability