nice post marina, i really feel that we have a similar opinion on the whole situation. all of my other frogs breed true, and are paired up with same morph pairs. So i was not for hybrid breeding ever, it happened because i put some of the frogs who did not have a male or female counter part in a communal 150 gallon tank, thinking it would give enough space to not crossbreed, fight, etc. etc., but then once i saw that they did breed, i became obsessively curious, i started second guessing all the tinctorius moprhs, so i just had to see what they looked liked.
with all that being said i have got an idea of how these frogs work in my house, they created about 30 of these all perfectly healthy off spring and ive culled probably around 80-100 eggs, the breeding activity only went on less than a year. So i have a slight easier time believing that this is not impossible (like some other believe) for this to occur in the wild. i also find it hard to believe that locality is the MAIN reason these animals dont cross, my reason behind that is that there are numbers "True Breeds" found from the same Locale
now i am wondering what the offspring would look like from a Alanis female and citronella male?? would their traits change in any way? FYI : im not planning on finding out!
while i was never for cross breeding tincs, i am still not against it....i feel if controlled under the right circumstance it can end up being really beneficial for us and learing more about the morphology of the tinctorius species