Piebalds are the single most stunning example of the wonders that can be brought to life through the tiniest of genetic variations. Caused by a simple recessive mutation, piebald is a colour and pattern mutation in which sections of the body lack all pigment, while the patterned sections show an aberrant pattern that often, but not always, displays such traits as: a double lined 'roadway' pattern along the back of the neck, a head with normal, wild type pattern and pigment, and large, oval, two-eyed "Shyguy" patches over the body.

Visually, piebalds stand in a class by themselves. When combined with other mutations, the piebald gene creates some of the most amazing snakes the ball python world has to offer.