World's First Albino African Rock Python
In 2012 we imported a wild caught hatchling albino African Rock Python (Python Sebae Sebae) and have been growing him on slowly here with us. He is a stunning blend of lavender and caramel and is unlike any previously known African Rock Python morph. He looks to be a type of T+ albino. He has an area of dark pigmentation (actually very dark purple) on his head and his pupils are red. Previously only normal wild type and patternless animals have been bred in captivity. Despite being wild caught he is a very placid snake and remains calm when handled and never strikes at people. He is an amazing looking snake - pictures just don't do him justice! Our plan is to breed this albino male to a normal female during 2014 and a patternless female during 2015. Our feeling at the moment is that it will prove to be a recessive trait so we will have to hold back and grow on some females to breed back to him. If it proves to be co-dom then we will make visual albinos in the first breedings.
Update on the Breeding Project
We now have our first clutch from the Albino male (paired to a normal female). The offspring are very bright in colour and almost look like a morph in their own right. We are holding back females from this clutch to breed back to the albino male in due course. We are releasing some of this first clutch for sale also - more details can be found here