Lavender Albino

First Produced By: Ralph Davis Reptiles

Aliases: Lav, Lavender

First Produced In: 2001 [1]

Availability: Common

Last Updated: 2021-12-03

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Lavender Albino Ball Pythons and Albino Ball Pythons are separate genetic lines that are not related. Breeding a Lavender Albino to an Albino will produce double heterozygous (‘het’) offspring, with none visually expressing both genes. It is a colour mutation, meaning the pattern of a Normal Ball Python remains largely untouched, but it does affect the pigmentation.

Lavenders show a lavender colour, in contrast to the bright white of an Albino, where the black or dark brown of a Normal Ball Python is.

History

Ralph Davis had been hiding a female “Lavender albino” in his collection for sometime. A female that was offered to him from Africa as normal Albino ball python. At that time Ralph had committed to buying two “wild hatched” albino ball pythons. A while later Davis and NERD stumbled on to a baby import albino male in Africa which was described as “Different”, which was identical to Ralph’s original. Ralph bred the pair of Lavender Albinos together for the 2001 breeding season and produced 4 Lavender Albino babies exactly like mom and dad. [2]

Appearance

Head

The head of a Lavender Albino Ball Python is topped with a golden yellow/orange crown, to match the colouration of the rest of its body, with the stripes of a Normal Ball Python showing through and under the eyes. Lips can be pink, lavender or rich yellow.

Body

The Lavender Albino still carries the ‘alien heads’ pattern of a Normal Ball Python but all dark pigmentation is stripped away, which gives it a large contrast against the purples, especially into adulthood.

Belly

Lavender Albino Ball Pythons very rarely show any marking on their bellies, leaving a bright white set of scales.

Tail

The tail of a Lavender Albino is just like a Normal pattern wise but following the Lavender coloration.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines.

Related Traits

No known related traits.

Combos

  • Dreamsicle (Lavender Albino Piebald)
  • Grail (Clown Lavender Albino)
  • Lavender Snow (Axanthic (VPI) Lavender Albino)

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