confirming Black diamond stingray percentage

Roxas

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hey so I recently got a bd pup from a local breeder and I showed it to a few stingray breeders I knew online and they told me he wasn't a pure BD and was more likely a 75%. I just want to see what everyone else thinks before I start to make a fuss with the breeder I got him from. first two images are when I first got him, he was about 10-11cm diameter at the time. its been a month since I had him and now he's around 12-13cm diameter. I can see two rows of spikes but they're very short.

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DB junkie

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Today's definition of BD is any ray that's black and yellow or white...... lmao.
 

Lepisosteus

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Everyone will have their own opinion. You can look through the old “BD” criteria and determine for yourself. Check off how many of the traits hold true. I’d be curious to see what the online breeders say is pure BD myself
 

Roxas

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I just realised people replied to this post, didn't get a single notification at all.
was it imported? ask for parent pics? how mch did you pay? Looks like a hybrid that would be labelled in todays market as "BD"
no the pup wasn't imported but his parents were. I paid around $3,200 USD for the little guy but in Australia a normal high quality BD goes for 5-6k. the ray in this pic can be sold in Australia for 3.5k USD at least usually. so my little guy is cheaper than average and so I wouldn't have minded if he was not as pretty as a normal BD but if he's a hybrid then I got scammed badly. 75% hybrids are only like $1,200 USD here.

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cigars

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R Roxas if those are his parents he is going to be a stunner.
 
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