Hey all, could use some insight on a situation, and some ideas of what to do. Long story short, looks like a breeding loan going to crap.
A buddy of mine really likes my red stripe hypo stuff. So he offered/asked me to take 3 females from him, it helped him out with some space and also helped me to produce more. He gave me a Yellowbelly het hypo, a hypo, and a citrus hypo (yes, the non-compatible kind.) He said all he wanted was a red stripe Yellowbelly Hypo female.
Now off the bat, there’s 4 problems with this scenario.
- The 3 genetic snake from a het x het pairing is a 1/16 shot, with the specific sex, 1/32.
- The hypo female immediately went off feed for at least 6 months. I needed to get a constant supply of ASF’s for her to eat anything. So with her bad eating habits, I didn’t breed her.
- I can’t produce a red stripe yellowbelly hypo from a red stripe het hypo x hypo. I offered to breed my red stripe yellowbelly possible het hypo to her, but he said he didn’t want to deal with hets- the male eventually proved out to be het hypo for me
- Citrus ghost/hypo is not compatible with orange ghost/hypo, so best case scenario would be red stripe 100% het citrus hypo 50% possible het hypo.
So now he’s impatient, since it’s been around a year and I haven’t received a clutch from either of his girls yet- all are still eating and breeding. We’ve been trying to come up with some type of compromise, best I could offer him is a red stripe cinny het hypo female, which he seemed cool with. Now he’s saying he wants me to give up some males, which, just no.
My biggest issue is that his I’ve been putting the money into these girls, feeding them, and have been putting my males sperm inside of them. So if I just give him back his snakes, my male could potentially be the father.