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Boa morph question....

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Posted by: biscuit71 at Fri Aug 20 09:10:20 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by biscuit71 ]  
   

My main question is... i have seen in the other forums people talking about the difference between morphs and hybrids... Now, i am by no means an expert, but when you cross say... a ball and a blood... or a retic and a Burm, people say it is unethical because they are two different kinds of snakes.. when in all actuality, and you break it all down, they are in the same kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, and genus. the only place they differ is in the species.
Now turn the tables and put boas on the table... people seem to have no problems crossing a columbian and a hog, or a hog and a peruvian... or basically any other arrangement you can think of. if you break it all down again, they are the same in kingdom, phylum, class, order, family and genus.. and like the pythons, they are different species.... It seems to me that people look at it as a form of short-cut to the different color morphs instead of selective breeding with two snakes of the same SPECIES to naturally pull out thier own genetic potential. The most common arguement i hear when dealing with this subject is that "well, a ball and a blood would never naturally breed because they are from two totally different places and continents". well... last i checked, i dont think there are any naturally occurring breedings between a columbian and say... an argentinian in nature. If i am wrong, please correct me.
Hybridization is hybridization no matter how you look at it... same continent or different continents.... you are either for it and do it or against it and dont do it... But sorry to say, if you do it by making excuses for yourself like "they are from the same continent" while at the same time saying other hybrids are wrong, sorry, but isnt that a little hypocritical? Just wondering your thoughts on this......


   

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