Ok BigDaddyO I'm specifically talking about inter-specific. I'm not talking about running a goldfish over a coastal.
No worries mate, my original post was more directed between sub species and just thinking why stop there? What's to stop people from breeding from the same family but different species (woma x BHP). Since authorities don't police and enforce current laws. In saying that I have never heard of a single animal being destroyed under these laws. Please let me know if you have heard of one.I think my description was not clear. Intraspecific is hybrids between sub-species (coastal carpets x jungle carpet jag) and interspecific is hybrids between species (woma x BHP hydrids). Just clarifying.
I wonder how many animals were killed/eaten in the process of trying to mate these sp. togetherOne infamous one had produced Warpets (Water Python x Carpet) which, if you take the emotion out of it, is fairly impressive considering they're not even the same genus. Others had Bredli Jags which are considered a species cross rather than a sub-species cross as is the case with Morelia spilota ssp Jags.
There are also rumours of BHP x Womas. I'm not experienced in the area at all but I would imagine size difference and the fact that they are reptile eaters would make pairings between those two a bit more tricky.
I agree with you, I think the idea is trying to produce animals with more colour and or more unique markings, or maybe it's to sell a unique animal that no one has. I think you can't go wrong with a pure animal that has been bred for their own colours and markings enhanced and if you make enough through breeding to cover costs and got enough left over for a carton of beer well I'd be cheering lol. I never got into this hobby for the $$$ but have found that a large number of people have.I'm against it. We screw around too much these days with nature often resulting in bad trade offs. I'm curious, is there any benefit to cross breeding other than an increasing financial gain. I'm not against selling for financial reward but when done ethically.
That is a similar process that people that cross breed ssp.I think you can't go wrong with a pure animal that has been bred for their own colours and markings enhanced...
Personally, I think it is quite the opposite.BHP1983 said:...I don't see a future in the cross breeding...