I would like some insight on how everyone goes about labeling their hatchlings, I had an ID system put in place but now I’m realising the ID is way too long. What works for you?
I think we all have our own system that might just make sense to ourselves.
Mine is this Year - morph - sex - number
For example a 2020 Banana Leopard Enchi Het Pied Female would be 20BanLeoEncHP_F1 a 2020 Mojave Het Hypo Male 66% Het Pied Male would be 20MojHH66HP_M1
Yours makes a lot of sense, and is way more organized than what I have right now. Time for me to make some corrections.
With those combo’s names that get longer and longer I had no choice.
Mine only currently works for me because I’m small time. I name my breeders, so the first part is the first initial of the Sire, (or the first two, or the first and last letter of their name, if there are duplicates) and X and the first letter of the dam. Then the month, day and year. If more than one in the clutch or litter and they get an - and number to mark their place in the clutch. So Alric and Thrace’s clutch are all AxT72620-1, etc. Can get a little longer than I want but it tells me their birthdate and the pairing that produced them at a glance.
Clutch Number (2001 = '20 Clutch 1) Sex Morph (Alphabetical Order, Hets. last w/ % for <100%) Number
2020 Clutch #1 Pastel Vanilla 100% Het Clown. Female #1 —>
Morph abbreviations are pretty much up to you/what genes you have. To me, single P is pastel, phantom could be Ph, Pd for pied, etc keeping it as concise as possible.
I label mine Year::Pairing::Number::Sex
As an example, my holdback from one of last season’s clutches is 2019::Wyvern x Grendel::004::M
I do mine like this HH20-01-07 hhpythons year, clutch number, month. add the morphs to there individual clutch cards.
See that’s what I started to do, but Then I thought it was too long, but I’m starting to Realise that everyone’s is a bit long and I shouldn’t feel bad. Lol