Lol. Yes luck is always involved and I'm like you. It never seems to be on my side.Thanks, I'm glad to know its not a 10 year plan! Its starting to seem like an obtainable goal. The only problem I see is Luck, I don't seem to have much of that
The next issue I'm facing is my Isabellas are also mottled and I would like to keep that going as well. Of the 25% lavs produced from crossing splits, would only 25 % of those will be mottled also? If so, is the only option is to hatch more?
Yes your splits will produce 25% that are lavender and 25% that are mottled. The luck will be how many get both. If it was me I'd keep any that are mottled but not lavender. Later breeding them with lavenders will increase the mottled side.