We felt that pairing the Super Phantom Rain to Mojave should jumpstart the Rain project based on the phenotypic presentation of these animals. In 2013, logically to us we put the male to a gorgeous quality Mojave female in the hopes of producing a purple passion or a faded type animal. We felt that if the result were ordinary looking purple passions (Phantom Mojaves) then, that would be then end of that road. At that time, I remember thinking that soon we would be producing really nice Purple Passions from great quality genetics. Customers were snapping up purple passions and we would have great examples of the combo available. When these babies hatched, the clutch did not disappoint. The purple passion was a stunner but, we also could not believe what else was in the clutch! We hit 2 awesome looking purple passion type animals with marked differences from ordinary Purple Passions! We hit a male and a female Phantom Mojave Rain in the clutch!!! It took a little while for us to wrap our heads around the results. It is no secret that in order to attain true genetic advancement you should use high quality animals. When both parents contribute their high quality traits the resulting offspring are usually phenotypically progressive yielding stunning examples of a given combo. Our new creations were coined the Purple Rains! In short order we organized a paring plan around the Rains! At that point, we had no idea of the road we were about to embark on. We were just happy to have produced our 1st Worlds First pair! The Rain gene washed out, faded, color altered and pattern changed the regular Purple Passion ball pythons. The name Rain fit perfectly because the gene effect was like leaving something out in the Rain and having color and/or pattern washed away! The Rain gene effect was not subtle and was just sitting there waiting for its secrets to be discovered!