The albino was the first proven recessive ball python mutation. Albinos are amelanistic, with no dark pigments, leaving a bright yellow and white snake with pink/red eyes and are key to some of the must-have designer mutations. They are also one of the first recessive ball python mophs to become affordable to many "casual" ball python collectors.

Standard Albinos come in a couple varieties, high contrast and low contrast. It is hard to tell the difference as hatchlings, but low contrast albinos will slowly loose their white mar kings becoming an almost completely yellow snake. High contrast specimens will retain their yellow-to-white contrast. The difference is made in the pairings that create the albino. To produce high-contrast albinos you must selectively breed high contrast hets, meaning use normals that have strong dark patterning and minimal blushing in between the pattern.