Originally posted by Invictus
Probably 90% of all the snakes in North America are inbred, Kristina. How do you think pattern morphs / variations come about? Offspring are selectively bred to their siblings to bring out certain colors or patterns.
As I said in a previous thread, ALL Albino boas came from ONE specimen. Same with Albino burms. Inbreeding only becomes a problem after long lineages of inbreeding. Remember, snake genes are NOT human genes. So yes, I'd say you overreacted. Breeding unrelated pairs is definitely better, but there is very little harm in inbreeding.
Would the same go for all reptiles?