2020 Breeding Season
Early April & the first clutch has arrived, with many more in queue! Increased # of pairings & engaged males with multiple genes including Orange Dream Desert Ghost, Gray Matter, Blackhead Quad, Coral Glow Enchi Spider, Axanthic Vanilla Lesser & Enchi-Yellowbelly Het Dreamsicle. As of late March counts have increased to "126" locks from 27 separate pairings. Several girls have dropped pre-lay sheds, eggs forthcoming ... details below.
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New Orange Dream Desert Ghost male, paired with my veteran Firebee. They jumped each other immediately ... YTD have witnessed 5 locks. Looking solid, awaiting final pre-lay shed.
Repeat pairing from last season, where she did not go. Hoping to get lucky this year as they could make some powerful Super Blackhead's with this lethal combo! YTD have witnessed 4 locks. She looks good, about to drop final pre-lay shed ...
Ivory delivered again this season, dropped seven healthy eggs on 04/01, due to hatch 06/01.
IVORY X ASPHALT ENCHI PASTEL
FIREBEE X ORANGE DREAM DESERT GHOST
BLACKHEAD SUPERFLY X BLACKHEAD QUAD
PINSTRIPE YELLOWBELLY Het DESERT GHOST X
ORANGE DREAM DESERT GHOST
This is exciting ... first chance to produce a Desert Ghost, albeit with Orange Dream. New male is not wasting time, getting down to business quickly. YTD have witnesed 6 locks. She looks good, dropped pre-lay shed, should have eggs inside 30 days.
BUTTER-DADDY SPINNER X BUTTER LEOPARD Het CLOWN
BEL SUPER BUTTER X CORAL GLOW ENCHI SPIDER
Repeat pairing from last season, where she did not go ... but good start this year. Love this girl, she's gorgeous & could produce some stunning offspring ... YTD have witnessed 6 locks. Dropped pre-lay shed in the past week, this one is solid.
New pairing, my Coral Glow male delivered some beautiful animals last year ... hoping for the same here. YTD have witnessed 3 locks. She has gone ballistic on food, weight increased significantly. Strong odds here ...
AXANTHIC KILLERBEE X AXANTHIC VANILLA LESSER
Repeat pairing from last season, they produced an outstanding clutch. YTD have witnessed 6 locks. Looking solid, awaiting final pre-lay shed.
My most exciting project, attempting to produce the "Extreme Dream", a project I started with Justin Kobylka. He discovered the combination of Enchi into the Lavendar morph produces a brilliant orange. (click pic below) YTD have witnessed 7 locks. Good news, she's dropped pre-lay shed & inside 30 days to lay!
DREAMSICLE X ENCHI-YELLOWBELLY DOUBLE HET DREAMSICLE
YELLOWBELLY Het DESERT GHOST X ORANGE DREAM DESERT GHOST
My second pairing chasing Desert Ghost, love this new male! YTD have witnessed 5 locks. She's too lite ... not happening.
BLACKHEAD X BLACKHEAD QUAD
My second pairing to produce what I hope will be some spectular Super Blackhead combo's. YTD have witnessed 3 locks. She's a bit light, but looks swollen, decent weight ... still has a shot. Awaiting final pre-lay shed, fingers crossed here ...
CALICO-PASTEL X GRAY MATTER
Repeat pairing from last season which produced some really cool pewter morphs. YTD have witnessed 5 locks. She's massive, should be solid, awaiting final pre-lay shed.
SPOTNOSE Het CLOWN X BUTTER LEOPARD Het CLOWN
And yet another pairing from last season that yielded some cool morphs but missed on a Clown. Hoping to see one this year. YTD have witnessed 5 locks. She looks solid, just dropped pre-lay shed, weight is good.
MOJAVE YELLOWBELLY Het GHOST X ASPHALT ENCHI PASTEL
Paired last season, hoping for more Freeways & possibly a Mardi Gras ... ? YTD have witnessed 2 locks. Unsure here, she looks good, great weight but give her 50/50 odds.
Another successful pairing from last season, love those Blackhead Ghosts! YTD have witnessed 8 locks. Definite, awaiting final pre-lay shed.
BEL GHOST X BLACKHEAD-YELLOWBELLY Het GHOST
KILLERBEE Het AXANTHIC X AXANTHIC VANILLA LESSER
Veteran Killerbee female, she always delivers. YTD have witnessed 8 locks. Looking solid, just dropped pre-lay shed.
BLADE FIRE JUNGLE WOMA LEOPARD Het CLOWN X
BUTTER LEOPARD Het CLOWN
New pairing with a powerful set of genetics, would love to drop a Clown out of this mix! YTD have witnessed 6 locks. Another definite, she looks solid, awaiting final pre-lay shed.
BLACKHEAD YELLOWBELLY X ASPHALT ENCHI PASTEL
This pair has dropped clutches two years in a row and produced some awesome animals. But I'm still hoping to hit on a Blackhead Freeway or Mardi Gras ... maybe this year? YTD have witnessed 2 locks. Borderline on her this season, will watch for pre-lay shed and monitor carefully.
SUPER PASTEL YELLOWBELLY X ASPHALT ENCHI PASTEL
Paired these two last year with multiple locks but she never went gravid. She's hefty, feels more promising this season ... YTD have witnessed 2 locks. Another borderline, minimal locks, decent weight, hard to tell. I'm guessing no this season ... again
BUTTER-DADDY #2 X BUTTER LEOPARD Het CLOWN
These two paired & produced last season. She's been very reliable, love this girl! YTD have witnessed 5 locks. Looking solid, decent weight, awaiting final pre-lay shed.
PINSTRIPE X CORAL GLOW ENCHI SPIDER
Decided to pair our favorite elephant, the first Ball in my collection 10 years ago ... "Hillary" our beloved Pinstripe. She's dropped many clutches in the past, had given her a few years off, going to make some cool Coral Glow morphs. YTD have witnessed 6 locks. She's massive, looking solid, currently in pre-lay shed.
CALICO X BLACKHEAD QUAD
Attempted couple pairings of my veteran Calico female with new Gray Matter male, but no locks. Fallback here put her in play for producing more Blackheads, albeit powerful combo. YTD have witnessed 3 locks. Now she is looking good, awaiting final pre-lay shed.
BUTTERPIN X ORANGE DREAM DESERT GHOST
Another pairing of new OD DG male to my veteran ButterPin. While still Het DG offspring, the OD+BPIN combo should be interesting. YTD have witnessed 6 locks. Definite, just went into final pre-lay shed.
SUPER FIRE PEWTER X GRAY MATTER
Pairing new Super Fire Pewter female to my Gray Matter. Hoping to make some Fire Gray Matters! YTD have witnessed 5 locks. She is huge and swollen. But being a virgin, this one's a bit of a wildcard. Still good odds though awaiting final pre-lay shed.
Veteran pairing ... YTD have witnessed 2 locks.
But she looks solid, in pre-lay shed window now, likely drop eggs in the next two weeks.
BUTTER DADDY #1 X BUTTER LEOPARD Het CLOWN
ENCHI VANILLA Het AXANTHIC X AXANTHIC VANILLA LESSER
New female, opportunity to add super Vanilla into my Axanthic line. Her first lock & she's a bit light. So low odds here unless her appetite takes off. YTD have witnessed 3 locks. Too lite, not happening this season.
'16 LAVENDAR ALBINO p/het DREAMSICLE X
ENCHI YELLOWBELLY DOUBLE het DREAMSICLE
One of my Lavendar-Albino het Dream girls in late season lock with the new Enchi-Yellowbelly Double het for Dream male. Like the Dreamsicle above, the pairing here could produce a powerful "Extreme Dream" combo, albeit with 1/8 odds. YTD only witnessed one lock. So not likely this season but I'm still pairing in April/May.
'08 LAVENDAR ALBINO p/het DREAMSICLE X
ENCHI YELLOWBELLY DOUBLE het DREAMSICLE
Like above, my other veteran Lavendar-Albino het Dream girl also in lock with the new Enchi-Yellowbelly Double het for Dream male. She's proven and produced my pair of Dreamsicle's back in '17. YTD have witnessed 4 locks. Despite a late start, she looks gravid and has a shot!