'Kay, soooooo …
I feel like a newbie. Eek!
After what looks like about a 5-year hiatus from really immersing myself in ball pythons (I thought it was more like 3 years, but the Morph Maker’s Guide has a copyright of 2014, so that would make it more like 5 years of being out of touch … GEEEZZZ) … I got the bug again, somehow, and I’m thinking of making the giant leap and re-entering the morph scene.
I’m starting out slow, though, and I figure I’ll just go back to breeding my heretofore stagnant collection awhile before reinvesting … Though it is tempting to want to go back in feet-first and pick up some of those really shiny things that were a little financially out of reach 5 years ago.
Problem is, I’ve been so out of touch for so long, it’s tough to re-orient! Getting a handle on pricing and some of the new morphs is easy enough, but it’s the subtler things that make the difference … The stuff that maybe takes a little more industry immersion.
My biggest concern, at this point, is this:
I’m in no way casting judgement on anyone who keeps and breeds any of these morphs, but I have decided for my own reasons not to work with any morphs that come with a high price (eg, defect). I know that includes spiders, champagnes and womas for neurologic defects and caramels and cinnamons for spinal kinks. What am I missing? Is there a list somewhere of known “defects,” or … ?
I realize that it probably still isn’t popular to talk about this stuff, but really – we all know it, so it seems better off said than not so that we can all avoid surprise and heartache.