06/27/12 RED ALBINO BATIK BLOOD PYTHON 2012
The Batik morph is a fantastic look and the Red Albino Batik really lets the pattern stand out. I will be working on the yellow and orange version this coming year, which I think should be absolutely awesome. It is interesting that this mutation in Bloods is an amazing example of what in herpetoculture is referred to as a true "codominant", but in Burmese pythons "Granite" is a recessive, and has no "super" version. Both are really similar, so it is fascinating that they would not be inherited in a similar fashion.
The Batik is fabulous all on its own, but we also look forward to yellow, orange, and who knows what versions! There is great combination potential with VPI Golden Eye, Ivory, and all the Red Blood morphs on the horizon.
This Albino Batik 2012, is a great start in a captive bred and hatched lineage in the USA. Blood python fanciers are starting to see the amazing array of mutations seen in these snakes. We feel that although it seems almost impossible to catch up with the huge variety of existing Ball Python morphs, Red Blood pythons are absolutely going to be a big surprise to people in this area. We haven't assembled a "base" list yet, but when we do, we won't be surprised if it starts coming close to the number of base mutations found in Ball pythons. When the combinations start to come, of which this albino Batik is one of the first, the Bloods may rival the Ball pythons in variation, because the color palette includes white, yellow, orange, red, and black. The addition of orange and red brings the variation to a whole new level.
The individual pattern variation in the Red Blood python is dynamic, and subtle markings are easily selected for breeding and result in tremendous potential for variation. This shows a future that will be filled with fabulous unique animals, such as you see for example in fish such as Koi.