killerbee het x axanthic pastel pastel het x LB het firebee x blackhead

KILLERBEE Het AXANTHIC x AXANTHIC PASTEL (SK)

PASTEL Het AXANTHIC x LEMON-BLAST Het AXANTHIC (SK)

FIREBEE x BLACKHEAD

BUTTER DADDY #1 x BUTTERBEE

Another busy & successful breeding season is over!  Overall seven clutches produced with 52 eggs.  Many new variations, including four holdbacks, including a couple coveted targets five years in the making!  Check out the Zebra-Bee & Platty-Bee!   Enjoy ...

BUTTERPIN x CALICO-PASTEL (m)

CALICO x BLACKHEAD

BPIN CPastel lock

SPINNER BLAST x CALICO-PASTEL (m)

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Results:        

Eggs:             8 healthy eggs on 3/03/15

Hatch Date:   05/04/15

 

Four-year project, working with the Axanthic (recessive) gene;  happy with the outcome, producing a pair of Axanthic Pins & a nice looking Super Pastel.

Results:        

Eggs:             4 small healthy eggs, 4/4

Hatch Date:   6/01/15

 

Three eggs survived & I was fortunate to hatch my first Axanthic Killerbee and a pair of Super Pastel Hets.

Results:        

Eggs:              4 healthy eggs on 6/19

Hatch Date:    08/18/15  

 

Another anticipated clutch for the season ... only 4 eggs from a first-time female, and lost one on the way.  Hatched three great looking animals but missed on the quad BH-F'Bee.  

Results:        

Eggs:              8 healthy eggs on 4/19/15    Hatch Date:    06/16/15

 

Once again paired one of my Butter-Daddy girls with the Butterbee to see if I could produce a "Platty Bee", and looks like this year it worked!  Very cool clutch.

Results:        

Eggs:              11 healthy eggs, 4/4/15    

Hatch Date:    6/01/15

 

Hatched 10 babies, made lots of crayons!  Hit what appears to be four triples, not sure about a quad?  Hard to tell at this stage, need a couple sheds.  Dad's high-whites carried over ...

Results:        

Eggs:                 5 eggs on 5/17/15

Hatch Date:       7/16/15

 

Hatched five eggs, missed on the Calico-Blackhead this year, but made a nice Blackhead female and couple cool Calico's.

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BEL Ghost x Blackhead

Results:  first girl to go, she dropped her clutch in February, unfortunately all slugs except one egg that appeared healthy, but candled no-veins.   She was unproven and a bit light. Auspicious start to the new season ...

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(1.1 Axanthic Pin, 0.1 Pin, 0.2 Lemon-Blast, 1.0 Killer-Blast, 0.1 Axanthic Super Pastel & 0.1 Axanthic Pastel)

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CALICO-PASTEL x BLACKHEAD

Results:  Disappointing, she appears to have re-absorbed follicles;  she began eating again so write this one off until next season.

pinstripe x butterbee

PINSTRIPE x BUTTERBEE

Results:        

Eggs:              13 healthy eggs on  04/26/15

Hatch Date:    06/25/15

 

First time pairing, mom was massive at 4400gms & dumped a huge clutch.  Produced 14 healthy animals, including a pair of Pinstripe "twins".  But amazingly with the odds in my favor, did not get a single 3-gene ButterSpin.  But won't complain given my success with other clutches this season.

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(0.1 Axanthic Killerbee & 1.1 Super Pastel Het Axanthic)

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(1.2 Butter-Calico-Pin, 0.1 Butter-Calico-Pastel, 1.1 ButterPin, 1.1 Calico-Pastel & 1.1 Pinstripe

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(0.2 Butter-Daddy, 0.1 Platty Bee, 1.0 Butterbee, 1.2 Spider & 1.0 Het Platty)

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1.0 Butterbee, 1.1 Butterpin, 2.2 Spinner, 2.1 Spider

& 2.2 Pinstripe

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0.2 Firebee & 1.0 Blackhead

Results:  Multiple locks late season, but this first-timer missed..

TAR

2015 Breeding Season