Monsoon

First Produced By: Dave Green

First Produced In: 2015

Availability: Average

Last Updated: 2021-12-03

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About

Dave Green originally referred to the Monsoon as the “King of Dinkers” until he proved it as a recessive trait in 2015 and realised it needed a real name.

History

Around 2013, Dave Green made an innocent pairing of a Pastel Special to a Super Mojave in the hopes of producing the Crystal combo. When the clutch eventually pipped, he noticed straight away that one of the offspring had a pattern like no other he had seen.

Appearance

Head

The head of the Monsoon Ball Python is a light tanned color with very little, if any, head stamp.

Body

The body of the Monsoon Ball Python is heavily dominated by a completely shattered patterning that covers the length of the animal. Alien heads are completely lost to the labyrinth pattern and dorsal stripe is reduced to a thin separated and broken line.

Tail

The tail of the Monsoon Ball Python usually expresses the same patterning as the rest of the body.

Controversy

It has been claimed by a few breeders that the heterozygous Monsoon is a visual mutation, named the Fractal.

"Long story short Fractal = Het Monsoon. There’s whole lot of drama surrounding it but basically Monsoon has been proven to be inc-dom in my findings with my collection and Billy’s collection. The Leopard Monsoon that Billy hatched out was found using these ‘Fractal’ characteristics. The male that makes these ‘Fractal’ animals is the brother to the male that sired the Leopard Monsoon last year. I started hatching Fractals out in 2018 and this year I might have a shot at ‘Supers’ if my females decide to go.

I call it Fractal because I can see the effect in the Het form and thats what I labeled it as. At the time I didn’t have confirmation it was Monsoon until the Leopard Monsoon hatched out. (Nobody but Billy and a handful of people believed me and even now people are still skeptical so yeah) I even have Fractals that paradox and show the ‘Super’ through the paradoxing. (Calico Leopard Fractal I have listed on MM for example albeit the photos make it hard to see)

You can go on MorphMarket and look at all listings of all the 100% Het Monsoons listed over the years and you should be able to see what I am seeing. (I hope anyway) The ‘Fractal’ manifests similar to yellow belly in that there are varying degrees of intensity but if you know what you are looking for, even the normal looking ones can be picked out.

Fractal Master Post - Prodigious Pythons - Album on Imgur 12 - an old gallery of stuff I made in 2019.

Can you pick out HET Monsoons??? RCR - YouTube 2 - Vid Royal Canadian Reptiles made about it (Shout outs to Will)

Monsoon Update And The Story Behind It !!! - YouTube 3 - Long video by Mutation Creation where he explains the origins of how the gene ended up in his collection (and its connection to the Tom Baker Line of Special)

I am the only one who is claiming Monsoon to be Inc-dom so take that with a grain of salt if you want but I know what Im seeing and it has been proved out albeit in not my collection. Like I mentioned prior, you can go through all the 100% Het Monsoon’s on MorphMarket , facebook, etc. and you can see what I’m seeing.

Im sure theres some points I’ve missed but if I can solve the ‘puzzle’ (no pun intended) I assume others can as well. A hint that would help would be to compare the Special Het Monsoons on MorphMarket to non-het versions of the same combo and you can see the huge night and day difference.

Feel free to toss any questions you have at me if you or anyone else has any. Im better at speaking in person than on social media/internet so yeah." - Avery of Prodigious Pythons [1]

Proven Lines

No known proven lines

Related Traits

Fractal

Combos

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