Pied Carpet Python?

Jan 10, 2015
The Reptile Report
by Editor in Chief

The Reptile Report - Check out the amazing look of this beautiful little snake from Elite Reptiles.  Definitely pied in the strictest definition of the word piebald, but probably not genetic.  This is what they have to say about it:

“We announced this very special little python after surviving out of the egg for more than 2 weeks and successfully shed its first skin only a few days ago, he/she also looks to be in really good health.  Many others have died no more than two days out of the egg. There are reports of others surviving, but all those that are still alive today have the genetic presence of a Jag, this one has none of this that we can see or know of. This could be a world first in producing what we now know as a Chimera. Although there has been a lot of controversy as to what its real genetic make-up is? Personally we have put it down to being a Chimera and this has been confirmed by a lot of experienced herpers within the industry, particularly those that are highly educated in genetics. Others are arguing it’s a Pied? There is also the question of gender and sexual organs… male could prove to be sterile, female may produce, but will the genetics be proven. There has even been the question of the animal being hermaphrodite?”

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