Ball Python Morph: Yellow Belly



Proven by:

Amir Soleymani (1999)

AKA: Yellowbelly

The Yellow Belly is a subtle morph, that can easily be missed, if you are not looking for it’s traits. Many have a yellowish tint to their undersides, and most clean, unmarked belly scales, that are bordered by a tightly speckled pattern where the belly scales meet the sides. Many Yellow Bellies also display extreme blushing or flames interspersed throughout the irregular pattern. A light spot on the top of their heads is also very common.

Each of these characteristics may vary from one animal to the next.

The homozygous, or “super” form of this trait is the Ivory ball python.

While the Yellow Belly ball python, is a subtle mutation, it combines well with other morphs and can really help bring out characteristics in designer morph combinations.

Head: The head of a Yellow Belly Ball Python is usually topped with a light tanned-brown crown, with a headstamp of light scales toward the back of the crown.

Belly: The Yellow Belly Ball Python usually displays a clean belly of patternless scales with checkered/motley edging, though spotting can occasionally happen. The ‘flames’ that travel up the animals sides can be seen between markings. Despite its name, a Ball Python carrying the Yellow Belly gene does not necessarily have a yellow belly.

Body: The body of a Yellow Belly Ball Python tends to have rich coloration, making the black ‘puzzle-like’ markings of a Normal Ball Python appear almost tanned. Strong “flames” can be seen between the ‘alien heads’ coming up from the belly.

Tail: The tail of the Yellow Belly Ball Python is similar to that of the Normal Ball Python but filling the coloration of the Yellow Belly morph, usually coming to a end with a thick stripe or beading.

Yellow Belly was last modified: November 29th, 2021 by Tom

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