Pixel

First Produced By: J. Kobylka Reptiles

Aliases: “J2”

First Produced In: 2016

Availability: Rarest

Last Updated: 2021-12-04

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Proven from a captive hatched animal from an African import in 2008 by Outback Reptiles and proven in 2014 by J. Kobylka Reptiles.

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History

Justin first began the Pixel project in 2008 when he was receiving photos from Outback Reptiles of unique captive hatched animals. Kobylka acquired a dozen of these interesting animals. This group included two “really really weird” Granite-looking animals.

Justin went on to name these two Granite-like animals “J1” and “J2”, with the female J2 having the more extreme pattern.

It took Justin 6 years to get the first clutch from J2 due to her poor eating response in the early years.

  • In 2014 he paired her to a Superfly GHI.
  • In 2015 he paired her to a Orange Dream Yellowbelly.
  • In 2016 he paired her to a Mahogany Piebald.
  • In 2018 he paired her to a Fire Yellowbelly Redstripe.
  • in 2019 he paired her to a Redstripe J2 from '16
  • in 2020 he paired her to a Redstripe Yellowbelly J2 from '18 - Proving the super form.

Somewhere throughout the years, the name “Pixel” stood out to Justin due to the pixelated pattern. Fourteen years after initially acquiring the J2, Justin hit the Super Pixel. [1]

Justin’s first few combos were Pastel GHI Pixel (2014), Mahogany Pixel (2015), Redstripe Pixel (2018), and Fire YB Redstripe Pixel (2018).

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Appearance

Head

The head of the Pixel Ball Python usually has a light head stamp.

Body

A proven Granite-type mutation with pocketing and pixelation of the sides. Overall, they are darker and more aberrant than wild-type. Pixel is uniquely busy compared to most single-gene granites.

Belly

They have a mostly clear belly, unremarkable compared to wild type.

Tail

The tail of the Pixel Ball Python tends to follow the pixelated granite-like pattern.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines.

Related Traits

Justin says don’t mistake Pixel for Granite.

Combos

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