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PHANTOM

Phantom Genetic Morph: Phantom
Status: Proven Co-Dominant
When:
2005
By Whom:
Ralph Davis

The Phantom is a very "vague" mutation that kinda happened by accident ...............I raised an African baby ( the original Phantom mom ) and bred her to my Goblin male because she kinda looked like him ( 2001 )............I was only trying to get the Goblin project started.......I really wasn't even concerned with the Phantom mom because she was not very aberrant.......I ended up breeding the original Phantom mom to the Goblin male two years in a row...........both years I produced Phantoms, Normals and what I call "Markers"..............these " Markers" had a lot of the Goblin traits in the sides and the belly scales................and they were a very pretty burnt orange color............I was stoked that the Phantoms were genetic but they were nothing special in my eyes...............now the "Markers" were what I though were special and I figured they came from the Goblin father............so the Goblin project was looking really good. For the two years I kept everything that came out of the Goblin x Phantom breedings...........even the normal looking offspring............my plans were to breed the Goblin male back to all of his daughters..............by the way.............a few of the Phantoms were also "Markers"............you could see that they were Phantoms with that burnt orange color and some Goblin traits................why are all my projects so damn confusing???................:).......I let the Goblin male have the breeding season off in 03............I decided since the Phantom was co-dom I would breed it into another co-dom morph to produce some kind of cool "cross".........so I used a Lesser Platty male to breed against my two Phantom females................I didn't think the results would be too great only because the Phantom is so drab looking.

I hatched eggs from the original Phantom mom and her 01 Phantom daughter in 2003........and both clutches produced Leucistic ball pythons??............the Original mom's clutch produced normals, Phantoms, Lessers and a Lucy................her Phantom daughter's clutch produced two Lucys, a Phantom and a normal............HOLY SHIT!!!

So now I can't wait to breed Phantom x Phantom and see if there is a "Super" or more Lucys...........I almost didn't put the two morphs together thinking that the Phantom would just make the Lesser darker...............man am I glad I decided to go for it........ROCK ON!!

You can find more info about all of this on the 2003 Birthing Record Page, clutch # 14 and # 42, also the Platinum "Collection" page and the Platinum "Proven Traits" page

In 2005 I bred a Phantom / Lesser Lucy male to a Phantom female and produced SUPER PHANTOMS , Lucys, Lessers and Phantoms.........then I bred a Phantom / Goblin Marker male to a Phantom female and produced a "SUPER PHANTOM Goblin Marker".........you can read more about the clutch results on the 2005 Birthing Record Page clutch # 2 and # 91.

The Phantom rocks!!!............and produces one of the finest looking "Supers" of any co-dom morph to date!!

Text by Ralph Davis

 

 
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