Albino Coastal Carpets?

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  1. Kitarsha

    Kitarsha Active Member

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    Is there such a thing? Or is it still in development?
     
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    Albinos aren't really a development! There colours patterns etc are developed by selective breeding but in answer to your question as far as I'm aware there aren't any pure albino coastals but some people have crossed the albino Darwin with the coastal so there are coastal cross albinos out there now
     
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    No such creature! If there are some being bandied around they WILL be darwin crosses!
     
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    If bred back enough to the Coastal so there is only a small % of Darwin, will the snake eventually be considered a Coastal again?

    Just curious!
     
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    If the albino trait comes from the darwin and a very high % coastal is still displaying the albino trait I would still consider it part darwin - no matter how much coastal it has in it it still obviously has at least some darwin genetics. That's just how I think about it. As long as it's still displaying the trait bred into it from another species I will always consider it a cross.
     
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    once crossed, always crosses
     
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    Ok - so Boxers were bred to Corgi's to introduce the bobtail gene, then back crossed etc etc until purebred Boxers were produced with a natural bobtail via genes not snippers. They aren't Boxer cross Corgi's anymore - so could/should the same not apply?
     
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    Purists will be never be happy with something that isn't 100%. I'm with you though Kitarsha. After the seventh generation of back crossing it's over 99% so I'd be happy to call it pure. Seven generations would take a few years though
     
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    It would certainly be an interesting project!! Not sure i'd have the patience for it so i was curious if anyone was mid or part way through...lol

    Seen Coastal x Darwin bubs for around $800
     
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    I know of one but it is dead now, never having been bred.
     
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    once the albino trait has been back crossed till it is past 75% mark coastal and 25% darwin i doubt anyone could pick it same goes for the albino jungle breeding programs , i say yes there are coastal albinos around.
     
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    If there are Albino Coastals around "I want one"
     
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    I would like to see a 4.5 meter coastal albino
     
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    if you go through his threads, hatchies at the start of the year were bred from coastal x darwin hets
    http://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/general-reptile-discussion-42/coastal-x-albinos-182452/

    so nope still not an albino coastal
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    ahhhhh thanks, makes sense now
     
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    I can have one if you want, I've just got to wait for the paint to dry:p
     
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    The gene for albinism is not restricted to Darwin's. There are sure to be pure coastal albinos somewhere.

    All you see advertised are likely to be Darwin crosses though.
     
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