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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSidedSPR View Post
    What and albinos can't?
    What was meant was that there are wild populations present that thrive. This is the case with many types of morph animals, melanistics, anery's, erythristics, axanthics, even hypo's and more all can be found in isolated pockets, sometimes to such an extent that they are the dominant form of the species present. Such is not the case with the albinos and leucistics.
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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by d_virginiana View Post
    Might make them easier for birds to spot, but there's also plenty of snake species that are black so I wouldn't think it'd make too much of a difference...
    Yeah. Usually venomous snakes, burrowing snakes and snakes that are too big for most raptors. And despite the "advantage", most species aren't black.

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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    We have a large population of albino deer nearby, I saw a big white buck last year, absolutely stunning.

    Sorry about deviating slightly, but it seemed appropriate since this group of albino animals thrives.

    However this was the result of our government fencing in a 10K acre parcel of land, the deer herd inbreeding was inevitable.

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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Believe it or not, black is an excellent camouflage, heck most Thamnophis have huge amounts of black as the top side colour.

    Sight depends on reflected light, black absorbs light.

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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by infernalis View Post
    We have a large population of albino deer nearby, I saw a big white buck last year, absolutely stunning.

    Sorry about deviating slightly, but it seemed appropriate since this group of albino animals thrives.

    However this was the result of our government fencing in a 10K acre parcel of land, the deer herd inbreeding was inevitable.
    I have seen this before... we actually have some pied deer here, but deer are a little different because they are larger, they do have many predators, but not nearly as many as a tiny white snakes. Heck, even a blue jay will snack on that!
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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Albino deer... never seen one of them before...

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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by aSnakeLovinBabe View Post
    I have seen this before... we actually have some pied deer here, but deer are a little different because they are larger, they do have many predators, but not nearly as many as a tiny white snakes. Heck, even a blue jay will snack on that!
    At least on the bright side, we prize LIVING albino snakes, hunters prize DEAD albino mounts.

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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by infernalis View Post
    Believe it or not, black is an excellent camouflage, heck most Thamnophis have huge amounts of black as the top side colour.

    Sight depends on reflected light, black absorbs light.
    It's actually not camouflage at all. Hence the stripe. And the other patterns.

    Whatever the eye sees, it's the brain that interprets what it sees. A perfectly black object may technically be invisible in that it reflects no light, but the brain has no problem finding it.

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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan-A View Post
    It's actually not camouflage at all. Hence the stripe. And the other patterns.

    Whatever the eye sees, it's the brain that interprets what it sees. A perfectly black object may technically be invisible in that it reflects no light, but the brain has no problem finding it.
    Thanks. That's what I meant about always enjoying your posts.

    On the subject of camouflage it is strange how a bright red and turquoise snake blends in with vegetation.

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    Re: Bad Match Breeding

    Garters here are usually very dark with little colouring, and when they slither in dry grass it is almost impossible to see them.
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