Enchi clown ball python
The Enchi clown ball python is a popular Ball Python morph that was first proven out in 2002. It is a co-dominant mutation. This is similar to a dominant mutation, only that there is a Super form of the Enchi morph if two of the alleles contain the mutation.
Enchi Ball Python Description
The Enchi morph is a very subtle colour mutation. This morph on its own isn’t very special, but when it is mixed with other genes, it can create some awesome combos. The basic Enchi morph looks very similar to a normal Ball Python.
The background colour of an Enchi is dark brown or black on the snakes back. This pattern can lighten into a chocolate brown around the snake’s sides. The patterning on an Enchi is brighter than a normal Ball Python and usually consists of yellow, golden or bronze patterns that are sometimes surrounded by white markings.
A super Enchi looks different to a normal Enchi. The Super version is even brighter in colour and has reduced dark patterning. The yellow and gold colouration covers the majority of the snake while the dark brown or black pattern is severely reduced.
History of the Enchi Morph
The Enchi Ball Python morph was first discovered and proven to be a genetic trait by Lars Brandell in 2002. The super form of the Enchi morph was first proven out the following year in 2003. This proved that the morph was a co-dominant mutation.
Lars received a shipment of Ball Pythons from Ghana that had a couple of odd looking snakes in it. Two of these snakes looked identical and just happened to be a pair. In 2002, Lars paired these snakes together and produced his first clutch of Enchi’s.