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We’re Going Streaking! Silver Streaking, That Is

The Silver Streak Ball Python.  Less often known by its real name; the Super Pastel Black Pastel Ball Python.

Like many breeders I have male Silver Streaks in my collection.  These days you almost have to.  It’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the big breeders so having males with some genetic firepower is a non-negotiable essential.

But for the past few years I have also been working to add female Silver Streaks to my collection.  I’ve manage to add several to my breeding arsenal but this girl

Silver Streak Ball Python

Is the biggest one I’ve got.  She’s a hefty 2700 grams at last weigh in and this is her second year in breeding rotation.  I’ve been breeding her with a Pastel Lesser Ball Python so I’m hoping to get some really cool stuff from her eggs.

  • Pastels (Please, Lord. Please!  No.  Could I be soooooo unlucky?)
  • Super Pastels
  • Pastel Lessers
  • Super Pastel Lessers
  • Black Pewters (Meh.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m glad to produce em’, just not excited about getting them from this particular pairing)
  • Black Pewter Lessers
  • Silver Streaks
  • Silver Streak Lessers (Booyah!!!  Since I don’t have any of these I’ll be hard-pressed to actually let it go if I should be blessed enough to have one poke its head out of the egg.  If I produce a male, it isn’t even a discussion.  I’ll keep it.  I’ll actually keep the first 2-3 males I produce.  Females will be a different story.)

If she would hurry up and ovulate I’d be a much happier guy.


  1. Jackie M. March 27, 2009

    I actually don’t LIKE most of the black pastel pewters I see! The silver streaks are still nice, but for a plain old pewter I prefer the cinnamon variety.

  2. Jackie M. March 27, 2009

    Are there any super pastel super black pastels out there?

  3. Author
    Colin Weaver March 27, 2009

    To my knowledge there are two super pewters, but they are of the cinnamon variety. One was produced by the Boa Basement and another is in the hands of VPI (not sure if they produced it). I don’t think anybody has produced a super pastel super black pastel yet, though. Everything seems to have had cinnamon pastel so far. http://www.boabasement.com/superpewter.htm

  4. Author
    Colin Weaver March 27, 2009

    To each their own, I guess. I’m the exact opposite. I don’t care for cinnamon pewters. Black Pastel pewters (e.g. Black Pewters) are fantastic to me. I don’t do anything with the cinnamon gene. For me it can’t compare the black pastel gene. Compare a Sterling Ball Python to a Silver Streak Ball Python. It’s not a comparison in my book. Silver Streaks rock the house over the Sterlings.

  5. Elizabeth November 25, 2012

    I have to disagree. My sterling is one of the most beautiful snakes I’ve ever owned. I also have a black pewter that I might breed her with down the road.

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