Why can't I edit system badge type colour Gold,Silver,Bronze?

Is there a reason (presume their is) that the system badges are set to readonly on the “badge type” field which controls the colour of the badge?

I can see in this post @sam says DB is the only way to edit the system badges… but it seems a bit pointless having a dropdown/select for this field if it’s not editable (except for custom created badges)

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