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    Normal or a morph?

    Greetings everybody! I have a question for those more experienced in morphs than am I.

    A bit over a year ago I bought a baby ball python who was listed as a normal male (sold for $10). My girlfriend noted that he looked more yellow compared to her full grown normal. I didn't think much of it until I got a good look at her ball python in some daylight and realized that yeah, his brown coloring was rather yellow in comparison.

    After talking to some people, it's been suggested he might be a pastel but I'm still not certain. Here's some pictures of him at various ages (not all in chronological order).

    When I first got him


    Dealing with a stuck shed, at about 6 months old


    Actually got him to look at the camera without investigating it (almost a year old)


    Here's a pic where you can see his belly (~10 m/o)

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    definitely not a pastel. i would say normal...but that belly pattern is throwing me for a loop.

    does anyone else know if normals have bellies like that? i'm not sure.
    Last edited by tttaylorrr; 09-13-2017 at 10:25 AM.
    3.3 ball python
    1.0 Albino 0.1 Coral Glow 0.1 Super Cinnamon paradox 1.0 Piebald 0.1 Pastel Enchi Leopard het Piebald 1.0 Coral Glow (High Contrast) het Piebald

    0.1 cat
    0.1 Maine Coon mix


    1.0 corn snake
    1.0 Hypo

    1.0 crested gecko
    0.1 ????

    0.1 human
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    Looks like a normal to me. They come in all different shades and patterns.
    1.0- Pastel het Pied- Khaa

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    Re: Normal or a morph?

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    definitely not a pastel. i would say normal...but that belly pattern is throwing me for a loop.

    does anyone else know if normals have bellies like that? i'm not sure.

    He's a normal. I have a BP just like this one, they look crazily similar and have the same weird belly pattern.
    1.0 Normal BP
    1.0 Mainland Reticulated
    1.0 High lines Red Tail Boa

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    Re: Normal or a morph?

    Quote Originally Posted by dylan815 View Post
    He's a normal. I have a BP just like this one, they look crazily similar and have the same weird belly pattern.
    thanks for the info! normals really do have a ton of variation.
    3.3 ball python
    1.0 Albino 0.1 Coral Glow 0.1 Super Cinnamon paradox 1.0 Piebald 0.1 Pastel Enchi Leopard het Piebald 1.0 Coral Glow (High Contrast) het Piebald

    0.1 cat
    0.1 Maine Coon mix


    1.0 corn snake
    1.0 Hypo

    1.0 crested gecko
    0.1 ????

    0.1 human
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    I see a normal as well.
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    A beautiful normal. Pastels would have some head blushing. Very interesting belly!
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    Re: Normal or a morph?

    Okay. Thank you all for the input

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    Yep. Normal.

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