First Produced By: Steve Hammond of Exceptional Exotics

Issues: N/A

First Produced In: 1989

Availability: Rarest

Last Updated: 2021-12-15

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Arabesque is a dominant mutation founded by Steve Hammond of Exceptional Exotics.

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In 1993 the trait was proven genetic by Steve Hammond when he produced a litter that included sixteen Arabesque. In 1997 Steve Hammond discovered that the morph was at least dominant when he bred it into his “Sunburst” line, which was totally unrelated to the original Arabesque bloodline. The following year Peter Kahl bred an Arabesque female to an Albino male, the result being nearly half of the babies exhibiting the Arabesque trait, making them heterozygous for Albino. [1]

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The head of a Arabesque is strongly marked in black speckling.


The Arabesque Boa typically has intense black speckling throughout the body’s narrow saddles. The ground color is generally a light chocolate with a highly contrasting dark pattern. They also have interconnecting saddles.


The belly is strongly marked in black.


Tail blotches are black.

Proven Lines

There is a second line of arabesques known as sunburst arabesques that are cleaner and brighter than the first line. [2]

Related Traits

No known related traits


  • Avalanche (Arabesque Albino (Kahl) Anerythristic (Type 1))
  • Motley Besque (Arabesque Motley (Colombian))

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