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