Well, last night, I checked my animals that are getting ready to be involved with each other, females and males.
Females, I checked for weight.
Males, I checked for sperm plugs.
Here comes the problem...
Some of my most planned for males this year are yet to produce sperm plugs. They are a year old, but are not ready. This puts a major cog in my clock of planning, people!
Which males am I having a problem with?
Well... My Pastel het Ivory, and my Bumblebee. I was very very excited to be able to use them, but they are NOT ready.
Well, what to do, friends? What to do???
I plan to do what I can, which includes feeding them, and still putting them into rotation. But what if they don't come around???
I am not sure...
I always have a backup male, but I was really hoping to be able to do KillerBees with Spotty McGillicutty this year.
So, what to back up Spotty and the PYB with???
I have the Pastel Lesser, the Sterling, and the LemonBlast that are all proven.
I have the recessive males as well, but I never mix recessives and co-doms in breeding one female.
So here I am, stuck in a rut...
No matter what you plan, it never goes the way you would hope!
My breeding pairings will begin on Thursday.
Lets see what happens.