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Old 03-18-17, 12:01 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Re: Do you like scaleless snakes?

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Originally Posted by Jeffco View Post
Less fit, but not lethally so. That much like many other morphs they can survive but they're not going to be selected for. There is a reason we don't see tons of scaleless (or albino, or leucistic) snakes in the wild. Again, I am not necessarily for them but I feel feel the ethics of breeding them are no worse than breeding many other morphs.
I would argue that they are less fit to survive even in captivity and I don't think we should be breeding for such traits. I don't think you can say that a piebald is less fit to survive in captivity than a wild type.

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Originally Posted by REM955 View Post
Tossing another inquiry out there. Is there any difference in the auto-immune systems between scaled and scale-less?
It is possible, but unlikely.
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