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    Help pick which BEL ball python to buy!

    Hi everyone! So Iím planning on purchasing my first BEL Tuesday when I get paid but Iím so conflicted on which one I should get. Iím trying to find one that wonít have any markings/ shadows on the head, wonít yellow and will stay pure white. I want the purest one possible but I have no idea which of these I should buy. Can someone possibly give me some advice? I am trying to choose between the ones in the picture below

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    I got my BEL from Wilbanks and hes perfect! No markings or anything. And he is so chill and cool. Had a great experience with the so I always reccomend them to people!

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    Re: Help pick which BEL ball python to buy!

    Do a lot of research. Several have yellow on their backs and head markings. Do not get a Vin Russo White Diamond. I bought directly from him, paid good money too and lots of blotching on mine and you can see the head pattern. It looked really dirty the first 2 yers. It took 3 years to fade that dirty look but it will never be clean like the Lessers Mojave etc.. that is probably the Cleanest out there but make sure you see pictures of it in correct lighting from a reputable breeder.


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    Re: Help pick which BEL ball python to buy!

    First thing is the descrition on two of them - it is impossible to get a "super butter mojave" - I'm guessing they meant butter mojave or lesser mojave. It's a small point but butter/lesser and mojave all share the same locus - and you can only have two genes per locus.

    But the lesser/ butter mojave is probably the one I would go for as super lessers and butters can have eye issues that the butter mojave and the lesser mojave do not.

    To be honest I would pick between the two on the right - the bottom one having ghost in the mix may be important if that fits in with any breeding goals you may have but both of them look really nice to my eye.
    Last edited by dr del; 03-24-2020 at 12:33 AM.
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    Re: Help pick which BEL ball python to buy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovelywolf97 View Post
    Iím trying to find one that wonít have any markings/ shadows on the head, wonít yellow and will stay pure white.
    Having owned three of the four types of white snake - BluEL, Ivory, and BlkEL - I will tell you that every BluEL will develop some kind of stripe and will yellow up some, it is inherent to the mutation. Granted it is more faded in some than others but all of them have it. As Del said, the Hypo Butter/Mojave is probably your best bet but I had a 2000g female of that exact combo and she definitely had a stripe that you could make out.

    If you want a truly eye-blindingly stark white snake then your best bet is an all-white BlkEL or all-white Pied. My SuperFire SuperPastel YB girl made my Hypo Butter/Mojave ad my Ivory Butter OD Pastel look dingy
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    Re: Help pick which BEL ball python to buy!

    My boy is a Lesser Mojave. He was stark white as a baby but - heads up - did develop a faint yellow line down his back as he hit adulthood. Zero patterning, however.

    Itís barely noticeable and Iím the only one who even detects it. I thought it would bother me a lot more than it does as he still elicits gasps from anyone who meets him - heís just gorgeous (<- biased mom opinion).



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