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Old 26-11-2013, 08:12 AM
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Will there be a point when morphs can't be bred together? There must be end somewhere
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I think so, as with everything sooner or later deformities will start arising, its natures way to keep a balance on things, and nature is one thing we cant control.
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Will there be a point when morphs can't be bred together? There must be end somewhere
that's when normal royals will be worth a fortune.
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So long as one scale shows a slight variation there will be new morphs

As far as deformities go are scaleless or neuro a deformity?
If the answer is yes then deformities are accepted as normal now

So no
It will never end
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So long as one scale shows a slight variation there will be new morphs

As far as deformities go are scaleless or neuro a deformity?
If the answer is yes then deformities are accepted as normal now

So no
It will never end
Agree with this. Look at spider ball pythons or the scaleless corns, rat snakes and royals. People want them because they are attractive. As long as their is the demand there will be the intent to supply the newest morphs. Also look at desert ball pythons, the females do not lay viable clutches so that is, I suppose a deformity of a morph that to a degree affects reproduction.
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Agree with this. Look at spider ball pythons or the scaleless corns, rat snakes and royals. People want them because they are attractive. As long as their is the demand there will be the intent to supply the newest morphs. Also look at desert ball pythons, the females do not lay viable clutches so that is, I suppose a deformity of a morph that to a degree affects reproduction.
Is it the snake that is attractive or is it the price tag of some of the morphs that's attractive, whether to breed and make money or just to boast that they paid a grand for a snake? If the nicest morphs out there were only £50 would people still be interested in them?
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Is it the snake that is attractive or is it the price tag of some of the morphs that's attractive, whether to breed and make money or just to boast that they paid a grand for a snake? If the nicest morphs out there were only £50 would people still be interested in them?
I'd say a bit of both, as well as the collectors mentality. For every new morph found/produced, they'll be thousands of people waiting to buy one, even if it looks like crap. Unfortunately, some snakes are now more like Pokémon cards than a living creature.

The question I'd like to have an answer to is, if all snakes were wild types, how many people would still keep them? Would species like royals and corns still be as popular as they are now? I don't think they would.
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I suppose it might end when they breed legs back into them...
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I'd say a bit of both, as well as the collectors mentality. For every new morph found/produced, they'll be thousands of people waiting to buy one, even if it looks like crap. Unfortunately, some snakes are now more like Pokémon cards than a living creature.

The question I'd like to have an answer to is, if all snakes were wild types, how many people would still keep them? Would species like royals and corns still be as popular as they are now? I don't think they would.
I so agree with this! I was ranting to the misses a couple of days ago on how ball pythons have gotten so ridiculous. It's nothing but a fashion show and pokemon, gotta catch'em all!

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Is it the snake that is attractive or is it the price tag of some of the morphs that's attractive, whether to breed and make money or just to boast that they paid a grand for a snake? If the nicest morphs out there were only £50 would people still be interested in them?
I'd say it's more for the bragging rights. I've seen it mostly in my community where keepers buy different morphs, no matter how much it costs, just to brag what they have. I am pretty much convinced that if the morph costed £50 people wouldn't put it on such a high pedestal, interest would definitely go down since everyone would be able to afford them.

In fact this kind of thing has happened before, it just moved. After they exhausted the morphs out of corn snakes the prices went down. Now they've become nothing but practice dummies for beginner breeders. It's being done the same to ball pythons.

Personally for me I see nothing special about ball pythons. They're extremely shy, picky eaters and stress my mind with worry way too much. I've also been repelled from owning one since they've become so objectified. In the 3years I've been into this hobby I've had more joy observing my plain nothing special BCI roaming around her cage than I've experienced with any other snake. But that's personal opinion
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