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RE: breeding champagnes

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Posted by: WALL2WALLREPTILE at Fri Dec 20 02:26:34 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by WALL2WALLREPTILE ]  
   

Breeding a Pastel Champagne to a normal Champagne is not a good idea. Anytime you combine the Champagne trait with itself, you have a 1:4 chance of creating a homozygous (super) Champagne.
A super Champagne is not viable. They crawl in a corkscrew fashion. They have serious neurological deficits. These usually do not survive for very long.
As one of the first people to create several combinations involving the Champagne trait, I predicted (correctly) that the Super Champagne would be a fatal combo. I was the first person to publicly discuss the negative genetic interactions involving the Champagne trait. At the time, it caused quite a stir. However, I still feel that being honest and shedding some light on the problem was the right thing to do. There were many people who doubted these conclusions in the beginning. Soon enough, people came to accept the information as valid. Now it is fairly commonly accepted knowledge. (The path to acceptance seems to be a common pattern in science and life in general.) There are a few other genetically inheritable traits that seem to function on the same allele. Combinations involving these traits and the Champagne trait are best avoided, as they too are a total neurological train wreck. Here is a list of what you should avoid.
Sable
Spider
Hidden Gene Woma
I have also heard reports of negative issues in breeding the Champagne with Spotnose.
Some of these combos are visually appealing. Unfortunately they are a disaster. They should be avoided at all costs. It is important for breeders to share this information with one another. It allows all of us to be more responsible breeders in what we create/sell. It also helps to insure that we do not waste a season of production on sour results. The Champagne trait is quite useful in creating lots of very stable combos. Although it tends to dominate most other traits, it still has tons of potential left to explore. Some of the combos are simply AMAZING!

Harlin Wall


   

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