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Hybrid torts?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by Rex1718, Sep 8, 2019.

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  1. Rex1718

    Rex1718 Active Member

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    Ive seen where people are cross breeding torts. It seems weird.
    Just out of curiosity, do the torts mate, or is it artificial insemination? Most crossbred birds are sickly, is it the same with a tortoise?
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    They mate.
    A lot of the babies are sterile.
    But the whole practice should be avoided.
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    I agree it should be avoided. I was just curious
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Well, there's money in it. That's the whole pull to it. Where there's a demand, there will soon be a supply.
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    True story
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    You’re right, just seems so unnatural. Don’t get me wrong, I have mixed breed mutts, all rescues, but they are all the same species. Every tort is a different species, not a breed within a species.
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