Copperhead subspecies

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:15 pm

I know, but would they hybradise in the wild?
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Postby mm069 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:50 pm

Well, everyone knows Gabbies are the horniest reptiles on the planet, they hybridize with anything including Puffies and Rinos. If they could they'd probably hytbridize with afrocks too...
I have tried a search to check if cottons and coppers hybridize naturally, but I can't seem to find anything... I'd still be inclined to bet that they don't.
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Postby mm069 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:21 pm

However... I'll bet that if the eastern USA was closer to Africa a gabby would have hybridised with both of them...
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:41 pm

lol @ mm069
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Postby rthomse » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:40 am

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Postby Long John Silver » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:42 pm

I'm battling with a fair dose of internal conflict. When I bought my copperheads, I bought 4 of them. Not solely for the purpose of breeding. But it would surely be nice to breed them and regain some of your expenses. There's a good chance that they are hybrids. So what would you do

1) Go and kill the guy that sold them to you?
2) breed them and futher stuff up the already stuffed-up Copperhead captive population in SA
3) Dont breed them
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:38 pm

LJS there is no conflict required here.

You will never release them and they are integrades not hybrids so I do not see a problem with breeding them.
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Re: Copperhead subspecies

Postby Archie Bottoms » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:10 am

rthomse your snakes look pure and I deal with a lot of copperheads. I am a Texan which also makes me an American. I also collect all of my own. One problem is you have the southern and the osage mixed up. What you have marked as a osage is a prime text book example of an SOUTHERN. The one marked Southern IS AN OSAGE.
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