Super Zebra

Morelia spilota cheynei


The "Super Zebra" Carpet Python is the super form of the Zebra jungle carpet python, the first proven genetic mutation of the popular Jungle Carpet python, Morelia spilota cheynei. As you can see in the photos Super Zebras are essentially patternless and I am looking forward to how their colour develops as they mature. Could we see an all yellow Jungle Carpet?


I acquired a unique specimen, the original Zebra, without knowing if the appearance was inheritable or not. The previous owner hadn't had any success with the snake. The following year, in 2003, I bred him to a normal, unrelated Jungle Carpet female. To my complete surprise 2 Zebra babies hatched from the 6 good eggs in the clutch. In 2005 I bred one of the babies to another unrelated Jungle Carpet female and again hatched some Zebras. In 2007 I bred a pair of Zebras together for the first time and was happy to see that the young female had laid 11 good eggs. Unfortunately 3 eggs failed to hatch and the remaining 8 eggs yielded 4 normal Jungles and 4 Zebras, no "Super Zebra" this time. In 2008 I again bred a pair of Zebras together and from the clutch of 10 eggs I hatched 3 Zebras, 4 normal Jungles and 2 Super Zebras!