Well, I have been proving out Poss Hets a lot this season... I've been waiting on this for a while, and I have to say, I have been stunned on my luck, and I have been sad that some didn't prove.
But, that is the joys, trials and tribulations of Possible Het Genetics, my friends.
It is a gamble. Will you really hit the odds? Well, I hope so!!
So, let us recap a few of the Poss Hets I have proven out so far.
Possible Het Pied to Pied (two seasons), 15 eggs... Normal
Possible Het Albino to Albino (one season), 6 eggs... Het Albino
Possible Het Genetic Stripe to Genetic Stripe (one season), 4 eggs...Normal (so far)
And even a Het Albino didn't prove for me this season... 4 eggs, all hets. Granted it was a het to het breeding, but.. yeah.
So, it is 50/50 with my odds even with actual hets, I think I'm pretty darn lucky.
Its tough trusting people with hets. You could believe someone who is lying to you completely, and breed a normal to your projects for years, only to find out it was a fake het. Its DOUBLY difficult with poss hets... Should you take the gamble? Should you take the time, and what if they don't prove???
I have to say I have been a bit stupid with Hets in the past... (Cough, Top Shelf Exotics) and have been burned.
But, like all things, you have to trust the person you buy from to present you with what you are wanting. It is all about trust.
And I gave my trust to my friend, Teresa Baker, Miss Wolfyhound, three years ago when I bought her entire poss het clutch of Pieds. I didn't know her well, and she had just broken in on the scene, but I got her three females from her het to normal clutch. And I kept in touch with her since then on the forums and such.
I didn't ever really doubt that what she sold me weren't what she said they were. It was more about breeding them out to see who would prove.
And today, I found that out.
This clutch is from one of the females I grew up over the years, and I have to say, I am stunned by the awesome magic power of her genes.
Twins!!! My first actual real set of Twins!!
I cut last night for the first time since the dead baby (I usually only cut when I think things are wrong... this time I was just being impatient)
What looks like FOUR Pieds in the egg, my friends... FOUR!!!
I can't WAIT TO see them out of the egg..
3 proven, 2 not proven. I'm doing well for Poss Hets. Can't complain...