I've noticed on this site and on some FB threads that people are crossing breeds, in some cases intentionally. One breeder is crossing azumanishikis with broadtails; another is crossing ranchus with pearlscales. These have all been described as purposeful breedings and not mistakes. For those who are doing these crosses, are you doing it to improve or enhance one of the features on the target breed? Or are you trying to create a new breed? And if you are trying to enhance the characteristics on the target breed, what is your breeding strategy? Are you planning to breed back to the same line, either through inbreeding or linebreeding? And, if you're trying to create a new breed, do you have a picture in mind of what you'd like it to look like? My reading of some of the old textbooks indicates that there historically has been a bit of cross-breeding to bring different colors to another breed, to extend finnage, to add headgrowth or telescopic eyes, or to change scalation. I'm just wondering if other people are working on this in the background and what they hope to accomplish. Thanks.