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Angolan pythons
Angolan Pythons
Angolans are one of our favourites of the African pythons.  Although their head shape looks much like a ball python, pretty much nothing else about them is ball python like.  With beautiful coloration and pattern accentuated by beaded scales, angolans are pythons that can only be truly appreciated in person.  Angolans have a bit more personality than ball pythons, and they eat like there is no tomorrow.  They also attain a slightly larger adult size that averages around 6 ft with some females getting over 8 ft.  Whenever you have the chance to get one of these in hand, DO IT!  They are cool pythons, and are starting to get down in pricing to where more people can enjoy them.  We hope to hatch our first clutch of angolans out in the summer of 2010.

Ball Python Morphs
Piebald and Albino Morph Ball Pythons Python regius
Piebalds or Pieds are the most visually amazing ball python morphs.  This was our first morph project, and was what inspired the addition of our ball python projects.  This is a great morph, and has made many beautiful combination morphs.  Pieds will always be popular, and have maintianed thier value very well.  Pieds will always be important for any ball collection.  Click on image for more information and pictures.
This is one of the most striking combo morphs out there.  Bees are a result of breeding a spider and a pastel.  Bumblebees are the best of both morphs, and the pastel brings out the beautiful colors and pattern elements of the spider.  Bumblebees are important for morph combo projects, because this morph can pass on both the spider and the pastel gene to the offsping.
Lesser platinum ball pythons
Lesser Platinum
Lessers are another co-dominant morphs that are strikingly colored with light browns, blacks, and yellows.  Lessers are het leucistic, but also form many attractive combinations when bred to other morphs.  They lighten the colors of many different morphs, making them very valuable for combo projects.  We are excited to work with this beautiful mutation.
Spider Ball Pythons
Spider ball pythons are named for the spider-webbed pattern on their backs.  The sides are generally pied white and the pattern is very reduced and bold on a yellow/gold background.  Our spiders have nice yellow and orange speckles infused into the pied sides, which is very nice to look at.  Spiders are a dominant trait with no super form.
Mojave ball pythons
Mojave ball pythons are boldly patterned and are mainly a color mutation, with pattern elements similar to normal ball pythons.  There are some subtle differences between mojaves and normals, especially when compared with a nice mojave.  The super form of the mojave, obtained by breeding 2 mojaves together, is a leucistic or white animals with a pale purple head. 
Albino Ball Pythons
The albino mutation has been around the longest, at least in regard to selectively bred ball python morphs.  These morphs will always be one of the most popular, with their simple white and yellow beauty.  This morph has been bred with different morphs, which has resulted in some striking combinations.  This is a recessive trait that has held it's value well over several years, and we are excited to be working with this trait.
Pastel Ball pythons
Pastels were one of the first morphs, and this mutation has been combined with many other color and pattern mutations, and seems to brighten other morphs beyond what they generally are.  Pastels are also very beautiful in their own right, with nice oranges and yellows, and generally have nice blushing or fading inside the darker portions of their pattern.  This is another co-dominat morph, and breeding 2 pastels together may result in a "super" pastel.  Breeding a super with a normal ball will produce all pastels in the clutch. 
Ghost ball pythons
Ghost / Hypo
Ghost or hypo ball pythons are very faded or ghostly in appearance.  There are many different lines of ghost, many of which are compatable.  The production of a ghost here at AAR was a surprise after a ghost hatched out from what was supposed to be a het albino pair.  We later found out that the het albino breeders were also possible het for ghost, and that we now have double het albino ghost breeders.  The male ghost we hatched in '06 is also 66% poss het albino.  We hope to produce a sunglow (ghost albino) using our ghost male or the pair of double het ghost albinos.
Yellowbelly ball pythons
The yellowbelly is an interesting morph with interesting genetics.  They are key in making the ivory (leucistic), superstripe, and other interesting combinations.  They are named for a mottled yellow color throughout the ventral scales.  This morph will be important for many beautiful combinations.
Genetic stripe ball pythons
Genetic Stripe
If you like really clean morphs, then the genetic stripe is the morph for you.  The genetic stripe ball has a yellow stripe running along the back of the snake, which is bordered by black or dark brown.  The sides are tan.  The stripe may be broken, but generally the nicer stripes have an unbroken stripe running the lenght of the snake.  We have a nice black-backed het genetic stripe male, and are hoping to produce some nice stripes and stripe combos down the road.