This is two part post. Back story, we are working on producing a fire leopard orange dream combo. We have wanted one since we got into this. So I bought all the ingredients raised them up and I had my first clutch to start this project. Whelp. When I bought my orange dream pair ( we want a super orange dream to increase the chances of getting the 3 gene) the ad didn’t say they were het for anything. So I didn’t expect to get anything extra. Well I cut the egg, and my first reaction was WTF. I got an orange dream clown. We don’t know if it’s super it needs to shed but it’s pretty.
Update on Hope. She isn’t a normal, I knew it. But she isn’t fire either. Stitch ( mom) retained sperm from the 2018/19 season. That year I bred her to an enchi yellowbelly (RIP) he died not long after. Hope is a yellowbelly. My friend is experienced with the gene and identifying morphs. I didn’t know they could retain sperm that long and certainly didn’t know they could retain it after laying either. In 2019 she had 11 healthy eggs. It explains why I had so many bad eggs this time.