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Explore the Genetics Behind Our Creatures.

Blonde Spotteds

The blonde spotted is a polygenic gene that that highlights the lighter colours of the animal whilst keeping the darker spots. The contrast between the lighter background colour and spots can be striking at times. Only one parent needs to carry the gene for babies to be able to be "blondes". The genetics have been around for years but are still a favourite with breeders as nothing beats a good blonde.....





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albino spotteds

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albino spot

Albino Spotted

Developed by Snake Ranch around 2013 they were released to the public shortly after. The albino spotted is a recessive gene which removes the dark pigment from the animal. Generally with the spotted pythons they produce white animals with yellow spots but rarely with orange spots. Both parents need to carry the gene for the babies to be albinos. This morph still has several issues within the gene with a high mortality rate of newly hatched animals. This morph will be a great morph to combine with other morphs and is the starting block to many great combinations. 



Granite Spotted

The granite gene is an amazing gene, it's a simple recessive gene which produces a lighter coloured animal with flicks or speckles of dark browns or blacks giving the animal a granite rock look. This is an exciting morph due to the gene producing vastly different patterns when combined with other morphs. This has been proven in other python species but is relatively new to the spotted line. There is a lot of work to be done with this gene and is rare in the Australian hobby. Here at CBC we are hoping to hatch the first albino granite spotted python, fingers crossed for the 21/22 season.  



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Parents and babies produced at CBC


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Reduced Patterned Spotted

Reduced spotted pythons, otherwise known as the Cape York spotted python are a polygenic trait which means you only need one parent to carry the gene and line breeding produces the best animals. These animals tend to be larger in size then other spotted pythons. The 4 adult animals that we have at CBC are the 4 largest spotteds we have and never miss a feed......or our hands. Animals with partial or full dorsal stripe are more sort after by keepers. 



Platinum Spotted

Platinum spotteds are a spectacular morph where the animals are similar to blondes but the background colour is a platinum colour. In some examples the background colour can be almost white, the blotching tends to be a lighter colour as well. Over all these animals are a stunning morph of the spotted pythons and this morph is starting to be combined with other morphs to create new morphs like the granite/platinum and albino/platinum. There is still some debate about the genetics but some of the big breeders believe that it is in fact recessive. Only time will tell. 



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T+ Albino Stimson's (RL)

The T+ (RL) Stimson's python line was developed by Colin Ray which removes the black pigment from the animal but not as completely as the albino gene. This snake generally has brown eyes and are generally the same pattern as their parents but in a vibrant orange colour. This morph isn't compatible with the Evan's line (EL) but is compatible with the Leahly line (LL) and apparently the T+ children's line. Being a recessive gene morph both parents will need to carry the gene to produce T+ babies.



Example of babies produced by CBC. 


Example of babies produced by CBC. 

T+ Albino Stimson's (LL)

The T+LEAHEY Line (LL) popped up in Alan LEAHEY's collect from pairing of Windorah locale stimsons pythons. This form tends to be more orange than the Evans line and is compatible with Ray's line, which stands to say it's the same form. Crosses between Leahey's line and Ray's line are possible but this is not possible between Evan's line. This is a recessive trait and therefore both parents need to possess the gene to produce T+. 


T+ Albino Stimson's (EL)

The EVANS Line (EL) T+ gene is a form of albinism. Named after David EVAN's the keeper who developed the project to what it is today. It's a recessive gene that generally produces lighter coloured animals that are more creams and pastels rather then the oranges of LEAHEYs and RAYs lines. Often this morph has striking blue eyes. This morph is not compatible with any of the other T+ morphs. Due to this there is talk amongst Australian breeders recommending that this morph be renamed. 

Being recessive both parents need to carry the EL T+ gene to produce T+ babies. 



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Wheatbelt / Tri Coloured Stimson's

Named after their natural habitat of the Wheatbelt region in Western Australia, the Wheatbelt Stimson's has lighter background usually a creamy colour with darker spots over the top. With Wheatbelts the spots can join up to form patterns. The Tri-Coloured Stimson is a variation of the wheatbelt where the patterning has distinctive 3 colours, the cream background and the markings have darker outline with a lighter colour on the inner pattern. Good examples of Tri-colours you can clearly see the 3 colours and because of this are highly sort after. 



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Pygmy Pythons

Probably the Antaresia species with the least amounts variations. Within Australia the species varies from a plain pattern-less brown to a highly patterned terracotta red and many combinations in between. At CBC we have a very large collection of pygmies and are always producing higher quality animals each year.   



Marble Children's

The marble gene is a recessive gene which produces a marbled pattern. These animals can be dark in colour almost black to almost white. The amount of marbling can also vary greatly between animals. Generally born light orange or pink in colour and as they grow their adult colours and marbling will develop as the snake ages. Here at CBC our marbles have come from the lighter lines of marbles and tend not to have as much marbling. Both parents need to carry the gene for the babies to be marbled. 



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Granite Children's

The granite gene is the newest gene to the Childrens python group. It is possibly a recessive gene but still not confirmed and only future breeding will tell. This morph like other granite morphs produces a broken pattern on the animal giving it a granite stone look. 21/22 should be our first year producing this morph at CBC.

T+ Albino Children's

The T+ gene in the Childrens pythons is a recessive gene that generally reduces the dark pigmentation in the animal.  These animals don't seem to be as bright as the T+ stimsons but still are a beautiful morph to add to any collection. 



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Carpet Pythons

Here at CBC we combine our carpet python breeding with a family member on the Sunshine Coast. Between us our breeding projects consist of a small numbers of Albinos, Axhantic (ghost), snows and have a newly acquired granite to add to the mix. Hopefully our Moonglow project comes to fruition this year.    


The Odd Bunch

Unusual  Stimsons

This Stimsons was produced in the 20/21 season and seems to have multicoloured spots. Out of the clutch there was 3 that had this characteristic. Its will be interesting to see what this line produces further down the track. This is also possible het for T+ (LL). 



Patternless Pygmy

This patternless Pygmy is strange because all pygmies are born highly patterned and the adult patternless lose their patterning as they age. Produced in the 20/21 season this little guy will be a welcome addition to the pygmy breeding program. 



Unusual Red Stimsons 

This Stimsons was produced in the 20/21 season and seems to have a much higher red colour to its pattern. This was the only one in the clutch that was this colouration



Dark Stimsons

This Stimsons python was produced in the 19/20 season from a pinstripe mother to a het T+ father (EL). The animal is uncharacteristically dark for a Stimson's python. She was the only one in the clutch that turned out this colour and here at CBC we look forward to future breeding projects with her.  


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