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VPI Axanthic Ball Python

VPI Axanthic

​​Common Name: Ball or Royal Python

Scientific Name: Python Regius

Morph Features: Color Mutation

Genetics:  Simple Recessive

First Produced: Dave & Tracey Barker 2007


The VPI Axanthic is a striking mutation to say the least, first produced by Dave & Tracy Baker in 1997. The simple recessive mutation actually lacks xanthrophores which are responsible for yellow pigmentation. What is left... a slick silvery black & white snake useful in many projects. Our founding male was purchased from Brian Sharp and actually carries a recessive albino gene used to created the elusive snow ball. The Axanthic gene is really a powerhouse trait that always carries value when combined with other mutations like the Spotnose, Pastel & Spider traits.

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