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Cross Breeding

Does anyone thing the series will last long enough for the British to do any serious cross breeding with Temeraire? If it were up to you, which species would you cross a Celestial with for the best results? While I think it's tempting to try a cross with the strongest of the other species, Regal Copper, Longwing, or Kazilik, from a practical point of view this would seem less than ideal, given the low number, and slow reproduction of Regal Coppers, and the dangers of poor mixing of structures and losing abilities in other offensively orientated dragons. I personally like the idea of crossing with the Bright Copper, the over large air sacs of the breed may cross well with the Celestial offensive armament, and if the cross worked I'd call it a Bright Wind. Andrew 02:35, 7 November 2007 (PST)

You're right about Regal Coppers, it would be unwise to cross such rare dragons with a smaller breed. The divine wind would compensate for the weight loss, but the probability that the dragon would be able to use this ability is almost zero. Same goes with Longwings - the British might end up with a dragon who could neither spit acid nor use the divine wind. I base this on the problems the Chinese (the best breeders in the world, etc.) have with breeding Celestials.

If I were in this situation I would cross Temeraire with a heavyweight like a Chequered Nettle in hopes that the new breed would inherit the size of a ChN and the flying abilities of a Celestial. A cross with an Anglewing would be interesting as well, if everything went according to the plan the Celestial Anglewing would be the best flyier in the world.

As for the cross with Felicita, I have high hopes for the dragonet precisely because no one thinks that's a good idea :) Who knows, we might end up with a little yellow Celestial.

Natli 04:15, 7 November 2007 (PST)

I like the idea of crossing with an Anglewing, perhaps this could become the Angelwing which is pretty much what I read over and over for ages. Andrew 04:19, 7 November 2007 (PST)