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Forum: Critter Country 20 January 2010, 07:57 PM
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Posted By geminilee
I understand where you are going with the...

I understand where you are going with the explanation, but the key here is humans. While an animal is domesticated, those traits such as longer wool are adaptive; they result in a reproductive...
Forum: Critter Country 19 January 2010, 07:37 AM
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Posted By geminilee
Yes, if a species were no longer selected for...

Yes, if a species were no longer selected for domestication, that trait would... well, it wouldn't exactly disappear, but it would go from being a dominant trait to more or less random (unless the...
Forum: Critter Country 18 January 2010, 09:38 PM
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Views: 273,735
Posted By geminilee
Native Americans did adopt the horse, but they...

Native Americans did adopt the horse, but they never domesticated anything on their own. And they did have access to horses here in the Americas, before they went extinct, but still did not...
Forum: Critter Country 18 January 2010, 08:21 PM
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Views: 273,735
Posted By geminilee
You are right, and I should have thought that...

You are right, and I should have thought that part through better. Honestly, no one can really know why some animals were domesticated and others weren't. Perhaps there wasn't a real need, or perhaps...
Forum: Critter Country 18 January 2010, 08:04 PM
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Views: 273,735
Posted By geminilee
Because there isn't something inherent in some...

Because there isn't something inherent in some animals that makes them domesticable or not. And, as I said, researchers managed it in 10 generations with foxes (another animal that wasn't...
Forum: Critter Country 28 January 2009, 12:20 AM
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Posted By geminilee
That other equines can be tamed is a result of...

That other equines can be tamed is a result of selection for tameable equines (from which all modern versions of the equines are descended), which zebras have not had. That has nothing to do with the...
Forum: Critter Country 27 January 2009, 12:04 AM
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Views: 273,735
Posted By geminilee
That is not necessary. Well, to be more specific,...

That is not necessary. Well, to be more specific, that is only necessary if you want fertile offspring. None of the equines have the same number of chromosomes and they all interbreed happily....
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