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Thread: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

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    Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    Anyone ever breed these two? Blue is the male. Any tips or just let nature take over.

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    Re: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    Don't cross species or subspecies.

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    Re: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    No way. Keep the genes as pure as possible.
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    Re: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    A responsible keeper wouldn't even consider crossing different species. If you want to breed either of them you should get yourself another Florida Blue or another Red-sided.
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    Re: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    Agreed!!!
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    A responsible keeper wouldn't even consider crossing different species. If you want to breed either of them you should get yourself another Florida Blue or another Red-sided.
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    Re: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    The great thing about the genus Thamnophis is the variety within the different species. Accidental crossings have happened and to be blunt the snakes looked like washed out mixes.
    There is a great debate as to what should be done with the mutt offspring. They are detrimental to the gene pool.
    Crossings due happen in overlapping ranges for some species but even that has never produce some wild looking snake.
    If you want an awesome looking snake stay with a species or subspecies please.
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    Re: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    Like everyone has said, don't cross species.

    But even within species, breeding a blue snake to a red one is likely to get you mud colored babies...
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    Re: Florida Blue and a Red Sided

    please don't do it. get a mate for which ever you really want to breed...
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