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RE: Baby Eastern

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Posted by: tbrophy at Sun Aug 12 09:00:41 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tbrophy ]  
   

Any evidence that tail kinking is genetic is admittedly circumstantial. However, recently there were three different KS adds describing indigos with tail kinks. These adds we're from different breeders, not the same guy. My assumption is that the kinks crop up periodically, maybe just one neonate in a clutch. Well, if the cause of kinking was environmental (e.g. high incubation temps), would not entire clutches exhibit kinking? It appears that it effects the occasional snake within a clutch, not all of them. I do not think we should dismiss the possibility that inbreeding within a species which has a limited gene pool is causing problems. Unfortunately, the relatively high price indigos demand encourages inbreeding.


   

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