If ever there was a rock star amongst ball pythons, the Piebald would definitely be it. Whenever anyone who lays their eyes on these magnificent snakes, whether they are snake people or not, it is usually followed by an uncontrollable jaw drop. It's not everyday that you see a snake with such distinct markings.
The white is bone china white and the gold is very gold at birth. It does darken with age, but it is still rich. Piebald's, often referred to as Pieds, come in different percentages of white. The more white the higher the grade. The higher the grade. The more expensive the Pied.
"If ever there was a rock star
amongst ball pythons, the Piebald
would definitely be it."
Piebald's were first produced by Pete Kahl in 1997. They demanded high price when they were first made available to the public. They were fetching prices in the mid 40 thousands for a pair. They have come down since then, but steady decline is the norm. They will always be in demand and are probably the favorite of most ball python aficionados.
We purchased our Piebald from Janie Malsin of Upscale Reptiles and Doug Beard of Flora and Fauna. To me he is the perfect Piebald. He has just the right blend of white and pattern. He is very balanced in appearance.
As of yet we have not produced any Pied's at our facility. As a matter of fact their have never been any produced in Canada as of 2004. Maybe 2005 will be the year and we will be fortunate enough to produce some of our own. I think I am more excited about hatching out a Piebald more than any other snake. As hatchlings they look unreal!
Wish me luck!
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