Eggs in the incubator. I am crossing my fingers.
I have bred my trout-with-lots-of-white to:
a) A Blue Trout drake. He has.... technical issues. Of ten eggs I put in the incubator, only one was fertile. So he might not be a good start to line breeding. But... one egg, two weeks into incubation, looking good. Hope it's a boy, and without his dad's fertility issues.
b) A Penciled drake. Goal: A line of brown trouts-with-lots-of-white, pied trouts, etc. Four eggs, all fertile, two weeks into incubation.
c) When I saw the Blue Trout had fertility issues, I put her with a Blue Dusky drake (with the light gene). This is my backup honorary trout male given the fertility issues of the blue trout male. Four eggs in the incubator, just starting to incubate.
I didn't wait ten days between switching males. I waited... one day. So.... who knows. But it's rather obvious that the second father (penciled drake) is responsible for the second set of eggs, since their fertility is 100%. Now between him and the third father... just crossing my fingers. The fathers are different enough that I will be able to tell the offspring of the penciled drake from the offspring of the blue dusky. So I will know who the father is - but only after they are born.
Gaah! Two more weeks for the first setting! Then two more weeks for the second set of eggs. It's so loooooonnnnngggg!
Yes, I really need to learn more patience. I've tried but so far it isn't working.
Edited by Duck Hill - 2/22/16 at 12:48pm