Looking at breeding for small change

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  1. Rory25

    Rory25 New Member

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    Looking at what would be the best reptiles to breed
    As popular if I was to sell
    Was looking into investing a small portion into the most popular
    Reptiles so I can turn a quick buck but invest into more reptiles?
     
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    Green tree pythons, albino olives

    Stay away from albino Darwin’s
     
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    Carpet python combo morphs
     
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    GBWhite Well-Known Member

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    If you've never kept reptiles before then it's probably best to learn a bit about reptiles and reptile husbandry first.
     
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    Unless you breed something rare and exceptional you will have trouble selling them and not even cover your costs. Most such animals are the result of years of selective breeding and you will have to pay a lot for breeding age animals and are very likely end up with someone else problems.
     
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    no such thing as a quick buck in reptiles. It takes time and knowledge to create reptiles of value
     
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    Thanks guys I’ve had a few things over the years but wanted to get a bit more serious
     
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    Why stay away from Albino Darwin’s?


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    I'm curious about that? I agree there is no point in breeding ordinary dull looking albino "Darwins" as they are not worth much and cross breeds and jags are hard to sell but I have a waiting list already for next seasons.
     
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    You’re also a very well known breeder with excellent looking animals

    As for a new breeder, he will most likely be stuck in the flooded market with some for far too long, that he will start to lose money
     
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    Reptiles or race horses there is no point reproducing mediocrity, you need to breed quality or you will have problems selling.
     
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