During their time, snakes have revolutionised into the next generation of species, with the newest form of genetic breeding; morphs.

The term ‘morph’ refers to the specific genetic mutation of a reptile. Generally, morph snakes feature unusual and unique patterns and colours across their body.

Genetic mutation starts with the parents. The gene is carried through these snakes and are bred to create new colours and styles.

Located in the Pet Pavilion, the sparkling colours of reptiles hit the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the penultimate day.

Nowadays, owning a common snake won’t give you the desired results in competitions. Successfully judged snakes need an array of patterns and colours, blended together to boost that extra bit of excitement for onlookers.  

Each reptile is judged on breed standard and appearance, meaning only the best of the best were on show for everyone to see.

Head of the Frog and Reptile Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Anthony Stimson was passionate in showcasing the range of colours here at the show.

“They’re the most amazing cross-section of colours. It’s like a rainbow.

The animals are spectacular and extremely fascinating and beautiful to see,” Mr Stimson said.

Check out the full chat Mr Stimson had with Show Radio Crew Member, Nathan.

The photo above is a Woma Python, also known as a sand python. They can be found in deserts around Australia, predominately in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Photo: Nathan Turner, @aftrsradio

Also on show were the bearded dragons, a type of lizard that inhabit warm and arid regions of Australia such as deserts and subtropical woodlands.


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