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RE: terrapene ornata or luteola?

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Posted by: boxienuts at Sat Jul 11 17:26:51 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by boxienuts ]  
   

Yeah Ken, that sounds kinda lazy and irresponsible as a breeder from my perspective, but I personally am NOT a fan of hybrids, it just makes for very muddy genetics IMHO, and I keep my easterns and 3-toeds separate, but to each their own.
As far as the original turtle in the first pic now knowing it has 3 toes, it definately is more likely just a 3 toed with a ornate type looking shell pattern with is commonly naturally occuring where the ranges overlap anyway and there is some debate as to the extent of natural integration in those areas anyway, and so may or may not be integrade or hybrid either from wild breeding or captive breeding, so it may in fact just be a really pretty, high quality 3-toed that was simply misrepresented. And that turtle is really gorgeous either way no need to be treated as a misfit hybrid mutt. But again I am NOT a fan of intentional captive hybrid breeding regardless of the results, due to the confusion it can cause down the road. Just my 2 cents.
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