You will watch him grow in either case. If you’re insistent that you HAVE to have this male for whatever particular reason (you don’t…but trust I’m new enough I remember the feeling), then go ahead and get him, and in 2-3 months I would start buying adult females that are PROVEN het pied. You can drop clutches by the end of year 1 instead of year 3, hold back the nicest visual pied male and a couple females and sell the rest.
By breeding season 3 or 4 you’ll be pairing visual to visual all of your own production (unless you choose to bring more in in the meantime). You’ll also have 2-3 years of experience with clutches so you don’t make a first time mistake on a visual pied clutch, AND you’ve made enough to pay for most of their food expenses etc.
By contrast, if you buy this male and hatching het females it’s 2 or 3 years minimum before you can do a single pairing. You pay for all food and maintenance in the meantime. So year 3 you have your first clutches, hold back visuals, wait another 2-3 years for those visual females to grow up so you’re probably in year 6 before you’re pairing visual x visual pieds.
If you want to be a breeder…plan accordingly. I’m using some generalities with the numbers but the point is how you START matters. It’s a difference in time of 2-4 years to get your projects rolling and several thousand dollars difference even if you just have a few snakes.
Now, If you just want to have a pet snake and maybe breed it someday then really you can’t go wrong just do whatever you want and enjoy snake ownership!! There’s nothing wrong with that.
Just so so many people burn out because they think the hobby is a money pit and it’s too hard, takes too long etc… when really they just didn’t plan.