hello everyone. I would like to bring up a topic. HYBRIDS. I would like to keep this topic friendly and not mean. I know that its a two sided coin, Some support, others do not support. Im both, yes it sounds off, but I support Hybrids on some level and do not on others, even thow its the same thing. I was asking for Camelot Pictures on an other site and I apperantly hit a nerve with everyone. and I mean everyone. I know that many people dont support hybrids because you contaminate the blood line for lack of a better word. Many say to leave mother nature to itself and do her own thing. yet I know of instances where safari parks have had baby Zonkeys born at random when a zebra in the park breed a donkey. No one expected it until the baby was born. Cattle have been crossed so many time to produce more meat and milk. They have gone as far as being crossed with a Bison to yelid better meat. Being in Animal Husbandry and a 4th generation rancher, I dont have a problem crossing breeds. I Belive its called Hybrid Vigor, where the offspring gets the best of both worlds, and just like one gets the best of both worlds, they can also be the worst of both worlds. Its all a luck of the draw. the intention to cross breed animals is never to harm the offspring, but to improve the tempermant and express colors. I cross my cochin chickens with polish, frizzle and turkens to create wonder little babies that are just breath taking... End result, they are still good eating. Im at a loss for expression. I understand preserving the blood line which is why I have my pure macaw blood lines set. does anyone here support Hybrids, and if so why? I got an ear full of why people dont, but wanted to see the pros on hybrids... another thing that gets my goat is that people claime that the hybrids will have a horrible life with a shorten lifespand. I dont know of anyone who has had hybrids from birth to ripe old age, so why is it that people jump the gun and start rambling about health and well being of the baby when they have really no clue? Baby mules seem to have a wonderful life, and i have seen Zorses and Zonkeys live great an happy lives too.