Project Overview: Leopard Clowns (new photos added!)

The Leopard Clown is the most essential combo to future of the Clown project.

As the major pioneer of the Leopard Clowns, here’s my case…

1447_m-LeoClown_01History: The Clown gene has always been a major Ball Python staple. Its a stunning recessive pattern morph with a look that cannot be reproduced with other gene combinations. It was the 3rd morph I personally purchased, dropping over $20k into my first pair of visual base-gene Clowns.

The Clown has had several huge market revivals with new combos bringing it back into the public eye.

The first big boost was the Pastel & Killer Clowns which set off a frenzy to produce these combos. The next big push came with the Lesser / Bumblebee / Killer Bee Clowns. These were the first big pattern changing Clown combos and they had a HUGE effect boosting this old recessive right back to the top of demand. The scramble for Clown combos has yet to drop back down with amazing new combos such as Enchi Clown combos, Banana combo Clowns and now Leopard Clowns and combos.

The Leopard Clown:

  1. Enhances, bolds up the signature back stripe. Combos have striking clarity to them.
  2. Gives a deeper orange to the coloration of the Clown.
  3. Creates deep burgundy red tear drops in the base Leopard Clown.
  4. Resists washing out of the pattern in combos, fading is the #1 issue in most multi-gene Clowns.
  5. Tear drops are often orphaned, leaving them free floating. Sometimes pixilated / almost houndstooth pattern.
  6. Has superior color and pattern retention into adulthood.

The photos speak for themselves! All of the multi combo Leopard Clowns were first produced right here @ JKR.

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  3. Hi Justin

    Your clowns blow my mind away from many years 🙂

    Maybe you could write article about heterozygous markers. There is quite a lot info about pieds, a bit about clowns and a few reports about changing phenotype of hets by Ghost or Lavander Albino gene.
    I think it could be very interesting thread and article from reputable breeder will help a lot.

    Greetings from Poland

    • That’s an interesting idea. Unfortunately I’m not sure in my own mind how much stock I put in markers (other than het pied). But I do tell people often that if you have a possible het that looks significantly different than it typically would, that’s gotta be a good sign at least!

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