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Hi. I got a ball python from someone and they didnt know if its a pastel or normal. From the pics included what do you think it is? Pastel? Or just a bright normal? I will include a shot of a for sure normal (the bigger one) for comparrison. Thanks

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Points: 50
Topics: General Health , Genetics
Tags: Genetics, Identification
Species: Pythons > Pythons > Python regius
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Member Comment 12/12/2008 1:54:02 AM

I 100% Belive this is just a normal... Pastels have way more yellow to them
Member Comment 12/12/2008 2:25:30 AM

yea i agree looks like a normal to me to
Member Comment 12/12/2008 8:20:21 AM

Normal, but i love the name.......
Accepted Answer 12/12/2008 8:52:24 AM

He's very much a nice normal ball python. If he were a pastel, he'd also have greenish colored eyes.
Member Comment 12/12/2008 9:14:01 AM

Hey.  He may be normal, but he's got beautiful pattern.  Very nice snake, and yes that's a great name!
Member Comment 12/12/2008 10:51:47 AM

It might be het for pastel but def. does not tlook like anythink more than a normal.
Member Comment 12/12/2008 11:07:28 AM

GarbrechtRE wrote:
"It might be het for pastel but def. does not tlook like anythink more than a normal."

Pastel is a co-dominant trait, which means that if the snake carries the gene, it will express as a pastel. Breed two pastels together and you'll get a Super pastel
Member Comment 12/12/2008 8:44:00 PM

that snake is deffiniatley a normal.  a very nice normal... however, that has no yellow so it's not a pastel... i have a pastel comment her plz:)
Member Comment 12/13/2008 4:36:57 PM

Young Link
Member Comment 12/13/2008 9:58:18 PM

its norm..
Member Comment 12/16/2008 1:09:44 AM

looks like a norm to me.
Member Comment 10/4/2010 3:38:29 PM


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Member Comment 5/13/2011 2:04:49 AM


ive seen some verry nice normals like that from ghana hope i spelled it correctly nice snake though great pattern

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