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Posted by KJUN on March 26, 2003 at 19:28:08:
In Reply to: What do you guys think?Hypo bairds? posted by aera on March 25, 2003 at 23:39:10:
No idea, but you probably won't know for sure until you do some breeding tests to see if is is inheritable (if so, how?) and what the babies look like as adults.
I had a pair of Mexican Bairdii that produced some babies in each clutch (about 1/5th or so of the clutches on average) were EXTREMELY light as compared to the siblings. (They weren't as light as the one you have photographed, but I don't know if yours is a Mexican or a Texas, how old it is, and the quality of the image.) Talk about get me excited, but the babies looked identical to the normal colored siblings within 8 months. Life sucks....lol. Oh, well. I STILL loved those baird's and enjoyed producing them even if they did turn out as normals.
Hopefully yours will turn out to be something else (and pure bairdii morphs would be a blessing), but remember how cool the normal bairdii are even if it does look normal as an adult! Best of Luck!