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RE: Eastern Milk x Scarlet King Snake

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Posted by: KevinM at Fri Sep 17 20:10:29 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevinM ]  
   

I am not milk expert and I was hoping someone would answer your question on the milk forum. The coastal plains milks is believed by some taxonomist,or has actually been proven to carry both scarlet king and eastern milk genes. However, breeding an eastern to a scarlet may not produce the animal known as the coastal plain milk for several reasons. The foremost reason may be the fact that the coastal has existed in its current form for many many years. It may be an old relict integrade from back when the two species came into contact with each other, and the integrades existed when the two subspecies may have been separated by ice age, etc. So, the snake you see today has been breeding in its locality for some time and has become true to itself. There is probably no guarantee that breeding an eastern to a scarlet in a plastic tub will produce animals that look like the wild coastal plains milks.


   

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