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Posted by: johnnic at Tue Nov 13 08:46:25 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by johnnic ]  
   

First I just like to clarify. Indigos are NOT classified as endangered. If they were, we would need a Cites I permit to own them. It doesn't mean that they shouldn't be classifed as endangered. FWS service prolly just doesn't have the resources to do population density surveys to reclassify them.

As for red throated indigos being inbred, that's an artifact of unscrupulous breeders inbreeding them to get redder throats so they can sell them for more $$$. As far as the natural population goes, to the best of knowledge, the further south you go in their range, the more red throats you'll encounter. Maybe that's why FWS is cautious issuing permits for rare species. We take a perfectly beautiful species and inbred them for our own aesthetics/profit.


   

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