Pastels burst into the ball python world in 1997. They are characterized by vivid black and yellow coloring, faded saddles and pale eyes. This impressive looking ball is a co-dominant morph. Prices on pastels have been more than stable over the last few years. Females were actually selling for more in 2004 than they were in 2001 when I got into them. If someone is looking to get into the "morph game", pastels are a great way to start. They are relatively inexpensive and when mixed with other morphs they seem to enhance everything. I am currently working with three different bloodlines, a few breeder males and a plethora of females. With super pastels, bumble bees, lemon blasts, and pewters you seemingly can't have enough female pastels. I should produce several clutches of pastels this season and with some good fortune a few of the previously mentioned designer morphs as well.