First Produced By: Tom Baker Reptiles [1]

First Produced In: Unknown

Availability: Higher

Last Updated: 2022-04-21

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The Special ball python is a colour and pattern altering mutation that can be told apart from a Normal ball python by its lighter tones and gritty patterning. The Special gene is a subtle gene characterized by a granite-type pattern, lighter coloration, and bright flaming up the sides.

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When Tom Baker first laid eyes on this morph he kinda scratched his head and said “There’s something special about this snake”. Hence the name was created. It wasn’t until he bred it to a Mojave before realizing its full potential. [2]

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The head of a Special ball python is very similar to that of a Normal ball python.


The body of the Special ball python is usually covered in misshapen, grainy “alien heads”, with heavy blushing between. Dorsal stripes are usually a brighter shade than that of the alien heads.


The tail of the Special ball python is usually dominated by a bright dorsal stripe.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines.


  • Cream Diamond (Mojave Special Vanilla)
  • Crystal (Mojave Special)
  • Mystic Crystal (Mystic Special)
  • Pastel Crystal (Mojave Pastel Special)
  • Special Blast (Pastel Pinstripe Special)
  • Titan (Cinnamon Pastel Special)
  • Titanium (Cinnamon Epic Pastel Special)

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