Carpet Python Morphs
Our main focus here at StarPythons is out extensive collection of Carpet Pythons with color and pattern mutations. We subdivide them into natural or pure morphs, and designer morphs (hybrids). While Albinos (Morelia spilota variegata), Axanthics (M.s. mcdowelli and M.s. harrisoni), Caramels (M.s. mcdowelli), Granites (M.s. harrisoni), Jaguars (M.s. mcdowelli) and Zebras (M.s. cheynei) have been found in the wild or appeared in private collections from pure wild type pairings, designer morphs are combinations of two or more natural mutations, bred in captivity. Albino Granites, for example, are hybrids between Albinos (Morelia spilota variegata) and Granites (Morelia spilota harrisoni). While M.s. variegata occurs in northern Australia, M.s. harrisoni can be found in Papua New Guinea.
It´s very unlikely that those subspecies would ever meet in the wild, mostly because of the ocean between them. The combination of those subspecies can only be done in captivity, and is therefore known as a designer mutation or hybrid. But you should keep in mind, that there are also pure combos of different mutations possible, like Axanthic Granites for example. Both natural mutations occured in Morelia spilota harrisoni, so as long as you know where the animals come from and have a good lineage record, pure IJ Axanthic Granites are possible. We are very happy to be able to work with those stunners!