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RE: For Gregg

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Posted by: FR at Thu Apr 2 10:37:35 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Again, from an ethology stand point, its was easy to see that there were two types of genetics to deal with the S factors(phenotypic pressures)
Loose genetics of our colubrids that were the genetics is easily effected by changing conditions. And the shotgun effect of many ozzie odatriads or ozzie varanids. In their case, they throw a huge variation of offspring, where color and pattern is concerned, and hope that covers the constantly changing conditions. Consider, Australia is either in DROUGHT, or too wet. Its what it does. The conditions change regularly and are short term. Less then five years. Here, massive changes are rare and generally long term. For example, it would have been interesting to see what genetic changes occurred during the dust bowl of the mid west. And it is interesting to see what is occurring during during our 18 year drought(desert SW)
There is a distinct possibility that these axanthics are a real product of the drought. In their habitat, the local area has Whitish soil, when dry and with very little plant cover. When its normal(rainfall), the soils brownish and has a lot of plant cover.
What we see at this site is, Axanthics, very white hogs, axanthic type hogs that are not genetic recessives. Also, reds, yellows,etc. Which indicate unstable S factors.
The above explains why I have a different view that deli cup genetics. With out wild snakes, most all traits concerning color and pattern can be produced in a Codom type of approach. So to me and my area of concern whether its genetic Codom, or not, does not and did not matter, as it all worked the same.
Another problem is, many of these captive Codom traits, were the product of inbreeding normal phenotypes. Which on the surface means, the co DOM part was buried and "not" dominate.
In a nutshell some of you western hog folks really should explore the White sands area of New Mexico. Thanks again for the conversation, I appreciate it.


   

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