Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Yet to be Proven Breeder Club

As I mentioned before, I have several males in the "Yet to be Proven Breeder Male club" (which we will shorten to the YPBMC) , as we all do after breeding for so long. All of these males I have produced over the years, and I have to say that I am glad to have them, albeit a bit apprehensive of their functionality in this seasons go-rounds.

Below, we have my Lemonblast Het Albino male that I produced last year from my Lemonblast to my Albino. My goal was not to make Lemonblast het Albino males, but that is what the outcome ended up being. I produced 2.0, and kept back this male to play around with to create some Albino Pins and Albino Spinners.

You notice how I didn't say Albino Lemonblasts and Albino Spinnerblasts? Yes, I don't really care all that much for the fact that Pastel is a factor with this male. It's a plus, of course, but in Albino form, Pastels have a bit left to be desired. Be that as it may, I love him and he's fun to look at. He is a shy one, and has been residing with my Spider het Albino female... under her water dish.

Fingers crossed with this guy.

And here we have another male I produced last year...

This is my Pewterbee male, one of the nicest ones I've seen around, if I do say so myself. I love his colors, and although I don't find the Cinnamon Spider to be appealing in the least (although may change my mind when I hatch out a few), I want to put him in with a few other females to see what luck may have with this guy.

He is currently in with one of my proven breeder Pastel females, and although I've seen cuddling, I have not seen ACTION.

Come on, little man. You can do it!

And this isn't it, my friends. There are SEVERAL other males in the YPBMC, one of which we already are familiar with, since I complained about him last year. 

My friend, Homey.. But we shall discuss him and a few others tomorrow.

Have a great breedingful day, my friends. And send some good breeding mojo my way too. Maybe I will have spoken too soon on some of these guys...


Travis said...

I feel your pain out of my 5 2010 males only 1 has figured it out and I'm even on the east coast!! Do you have any plans in the future for a mystic to special pairing?

Anonymous said...

very interesting how years ago, female bps weren't expected to breed until they were 4-5 years old and males didnt breed until they were 2-3 years old. now people expect females to breed at 18-24 months and males at 6-12 months? what are the long term effects on these animals breeding so young and their health/life span

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

Not much, seeing as my 3 year-old girls refuse to ovulate before they're good and ready, and my 2 year-old males all just want to be "friends".

Heather Wong said...

Dear Anonymous,

Expect? Not at all. Would like them to? Sure! And as I have plainly shared, I have high hopes, but if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. If you see the advertisements out there, people say "Ready to breed" for males that are barely 6 months old. I don't condone it, and I do not advertise males that way at all. But I have had males breed at 6 months, and I have had males breed at 3 years... Depends on the animal. And it doesn't hurt to try. All they do is sit there anyway. :)