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Old 11-04-02, 10:54 AM   #38 (permalink)
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IMHO Morphs are a bad thing!
They are taking a genetic defect and exploiting it to produce gentically inferior animals. It also promotes inbreeding which further declines the genetic pool.

As far as the higher prices sure... I can understand that. First off it is hard to find the genetic trait and then it has to bred out to isolate it and increase the probability of producing that trait in offspring. So it is more work.
If people want to waste their money on a genetically inferior animal with no proven record for life span and overall health then great. As for me I will stick with my $25.00 cb ball python or my $99.00 cb BCI.
1.1 Columbian BCI, 1.2 Hog Island BCI, 1.0 Irian Jaya Carpet Python, 0.1 Ball Python, 0.1 Children's Python, 1.1 Amazon Tree Boa, 1.1 Dumerils Boa, 1.0 Horned Mntn Dragon, 1.0 Carolina Anole
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