Panda Pied Ball Python Video

Panda Pied Ball Python Video

Written by : Posted on February 12, 2009 : 7 Comments

Back in November 2008 I was helping my friend Ian from Outback Reptiles at his table at the NARBC reptile trade show.  Most of us know he produced a piebald super black pastel in 2008 and there was a lot of commotion on the web about whether or not it really existed.  The snake was at the show.  There are a few pictures out there but I was rummaging through some old files on my PC and realized I had made some video of the panda pied while at the show.

I posted the video to YouTube but the quality is kinda lame.
Better quality video: If you want better quality here is a larger version of the video of the Panda Pied Ball Python. Here it is:

Update:  October 21, 2009

I have received quite a few questions about how to produce this so here is a little information that should help you out.  In the example below I assume that you are breeding two black pastels that are both 100% het for pied together.  The results are crazy and you can get an idea of just how hard it is to make a panda pied.  Over time, as more people get an actual panda pied it will get easier but for now we’re still playing the het game.  Enjoy:

B – Black Pastel
N – Normal
p – Piebals

Panda Pied Punnet Square (breeding two black pastels het pied together)

Panda Pied combo options (black pastel het pied x black pastel het pied)

Panda pied breeding - Effective results from breeding two black pastel het pied to each other

7 comments

  1. Thanks Bill. Sadly for me I didn’t produce it. My boy Ian at Outback Reptiles did. He actually sold the animal to another breeder not too long after I shot the video. Hopefully we’ll see her pop up again in a year or two so we can get an idea of how she matures. She is a cool snake. – Colin

  2. Casey Dolan on said:

    Awe, She’s a cutie. Piebalds are fantastic, I have a normal, but always fascinated by the different colorings of Piebalds.

    How much do they price on average as hatchlings? I may look into purchasing one.

  3. So let me get this right its:
    Black pastel X Piedball = Black pastels 100% het pied
    Black pastels Het Pied X Black Pastels Het Pied = Panda Pied and 8balls
    Or is it:
    Black pastels Het X Black pastels Het = 8ball Hets and than breed those togetha??

  4. Nick Tsiou on said:

    And why are you not breeding a super black pastel to a pied which gives you 100% black pastels het pied and gives you more pairs to play with in order to produce more easily a panda?

    With respect
    Nick

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