The Clown is a favorite of ours here at The Urban Python. This simple recessive morph was coined with the name Clown because the first known specimen had a single dark dot beneath one eye, reminiscent of a clown’s painted-on teardrop. Although the teardrop did not prove out to be a genetic marking, the name stuck. Clowns were first proven genetic back in 1999 and even today the demands seems greater than ever before for this color and pattern mutation. Many attribute its popularity to the fact it’s a terrific combination morph with other mutations and we couldn’t agree more. Its irregular dorsal striping, bizarre head pattern and rich opulent colors seems to lend itself as a perfect candidate to the world of designer ball pythons.