at Wed Aug 15 12:01:06 2012 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DMong ]
Very much agreed on all counts. None of those things are any kind of consistent identifying features between the two leucistic subspecies across the board, even though some of those things can be seen in certain individuals or bloodlines. The so-called "head shape" thing, beige/ivory coloration, temperament, size, nor anything else can identify one from the other with any certainty at all. As we both know, head shape can also vary substantially in many authentic subspecies.
And once again, how on earth could someone look at a leucistic and know if they were not a cross of the two?..LOL! People would have better luck walking along a public beach and tripping over a washed-up pirate chest full of gold...
Bottom line is I'm sure some definitely are one subspecies or the other, and some are undoubtedly crosses of both, but knowing which one's are which is virtually impossible to know.
Then there's the people like this one guy on the hybrid forum a while back that wanted to introduce a Baird's rat x corn to a leucistic "texas" to "bring out the leucistic trait in the F-2's"
HUH???....WTF is that all about????? I can just picture these people staying up nights dreaming this silly crap up?..LOL!!
"a snake in the grass is a GOOD thing"
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