I have been emailing the breeders about their frogs and they said that their original frogs were from Paul Miles. Here's what happened after that:
Yesterday, an email from me to Breeder:
Would you be able to put me in touch with Paul Miles? I've had multiple experienced people tell me that these do not look like dwarf guiana tincs and I'd really like to find out what's going on with them: *I provided the link to this thread*
Today, an email from breeder to me:
Paul has been out of the hobby for at least 10 yrs.--have no idea of how to reach him. I would also bet that most of your "experts" have not been froggers for more than a couple years. I guess *removed*+ years experience doesn't count for much anymore. If you prefer, you can return the froglets purchased this year for a partial refund in cash as it appears that you are unhappy with your choice. Maybe some of these other folks can provide you with what you want.
I don't want to return any of these frogs. I'm attached to them and I think they have great colors. I WANT them to be what they said they were. What's more important to me, though, is not muddying up the dart frog gene pool by breeding hybrids. Does anyone know Paul Miles, or how to get in contact with him? I'm curious to see what he says, if these are the frogs the breeders think they are or if there was some mix up somewhere along the way. We're all human, mistakes can happen, right?
The breeders have been great to work with till this last email. From the first I let them know people said their frogs didn't look like what they were sold to me as and I was looking into it. I haven't mentioned returning the frogs or getting money back or anything like that so I don't know why I got this kind of response. I still don't want to tell people who the breeders are (I'm not trying to ruin their name) but that last email doesn't sit well with me. Any help would be appreciated.