Thursday, September 22, 2011


I love the fact that some critters in the Ball Python world are named after food.

Caramel... Chocolate... Butter... Cinnamon.... Champagne... Banana... Candy... Sugar...

Hell, with all of these ingredients, we could bake a cake!

But the ingredient I am interested in today is the one I acquired a few weeks ago.

Welcome to the fold, Vanilla! (He is also het Hypo)

Maybe Vanil-ypo?

Anyway, I have never had a Vanilla in the collection, and like many people after the Vanilla Creme hatched out, I craved them. So I found this guy for sale, and scooped him up as soon as I could. He is a side project for sure, and he will be great fun to play around with.

His color is amazing! I honestly think they are somewhat nicer looking than Fires in a way.
He is much brighter than some of mine, but then again, he is also Het Hypo, which considerably lightens the tone of most creatures.

And I love his head! He was not cooperating as well as I would have liked, but I did manage to get a few photos of his bright head.

He was playing coy.

I can't wait to combine him with some of my Fire stuff, as well as a few other things. Hypo Mojave Vanillas? Yeah, baby! It should be a fun time playing around with this gene... And like many things, I am sad that I didn't get involved with this gene sooner. But c'est la vie! I have this guy now, and I'm going to rock it!

What would you put with him?

Have a great day, my friends!


Jackie said...


... which is my answer to everything. But I haven't seen a vanilla pied yet.

Dominants, well, a nice pastel and a fire are proven to be nice. Or up the ante---got any female bumblebees or lemonblasts? What's a vanilla pewter look like?

Do you have any sable females? The sable vanilla was really nice. "Chocolate chip", more food.

Jackie said...

Oh! I haven't seen vanilla enchi yet either. But I bet it would be fab.

Bryan said...

OoOo I'd love to see that thrown into the super pastel lesser. But what I also think would be gorgeous in its simplicity would be a vanilla/super vanilla genetic stripe. I would so name a vanilla cinnamon sugar BP the Snickerdoodle.