You can tell normally if its a hybrid or not depending on time it takes to hatch. School pets are 18 hrs i believe hybrids are 24 or so. ANd i mixed a colossus that had 54 with a stormzilla that was 53 and got another colossus that had 55, whats up with that? lolI decided to forward this one on to Ms. Kandy over at Through the Spiral Gate, since she was one of the ones who offered to help me with a question or two.
Please go read her answer! She's got a couple of great links in there. And we made the college student study a bit on this one.
She also gets bonus points for the MCP picture.
p.s. re: the 55 . . . tip, go add up the dots in your talents field of your pet info, it should equal your pedigree. Probably just means one parent passed on one more ultra rare talent instead of a rare talent . . . or even better, an additional epic talent instead of an ultra rare talent!