I come from a boa breeding background where I primarily targeted a 1:1 or 1:2 male to female ratios with great success. With ball pythons I have seen mixed recommendations. Some breeders indicate a male can easily go with 5+ females in a season (I recall one youtube breeder state his male successfully bred 10 females one season) while I’ve seen others recommend to only plan on pairing a male with 2 to 3 females.
For each given project my thought is to target 6 females and 2 males. If one male isn’t a strong breeder the other male can potentially pick up the slack and I might still have a shot breeding most females. The additional male adds a layer of redundancy.
Any thoughts/recommendations? I’m still much in the early stages of planning and I’d like to target optimal male/female ratios and invest wisely. Any insight is much appreciated.