I would love to get some opinions on my 2010 breeding schedule. I tried to set-up a poll, but it wouldn't allow enough options. I have some animals I'm positive of who they will be bred to and why. The problem comes with a few others who have either more than one option or if I keep going between more than one buck for them. So I would love to hear what you guys think and why if you want to elaborate. Here's info on the animals involved. First the pedigree info. Does first... Buttin'Heads Tachauna (Anna) Dam: Buttin'Heads Montserrat Sire: Buttin'Heads Lepryechaun *S SGM RB Patience Dam: Caesar's Villa P Faith Sire: J-Nels SQ River Birch SGM FR Jitterbug Dam: SGM AZ Danse The Cha-Cha (Buttin'Heads Too Contredanse x Better Blues HR Anna's Zeus) Sire: SGM S Faith's Revelation(Caesar's Villa P Faith x Caesar's Villa P Stedman *S) SGM PTC Echinacea Dam: Little Tot's Estate Minuet Sire: Kids Corral PT Cruiser Bucks SGM S Faith's Revelation Dam: Caesar's Villa P Faith Sire: Caesar's Villa P Stedman *S Gypsy Moon XCaliber Dam: Rosasharn TL Sun Dance Sire: Pride of Texas Gladiator J-Nels SQ River Birch Dam: MCH/CH J-Nels ER Dumplin(J-Nels BB Dimples x Caesar's Villa LV Eric *S) Sire: Rosasharn SS Sequoia *S SGM FR Tachauna's Crescendo Dam: Buttin'Heads Tachauna Sire: SGM S Faith's Revelation SGM FR Indigo Dam: Caesar's Villa FL Fuchsia 'VG' Sire: SGM S Faith's Revelation About each doe... Anna is the dam of Crescendo so he is not listed as an option for her. Though a linebreeding is possible there, I felt it was best to use an unrelated buck instead seeing as how 4 of my 5 bucks available, aren't related to her. Anna was bred to Revelation for 2009 and gave me a single buckling whom I feel is an excellent quality buckling. I listed a rebreeding option because I liked that crossing. The hold back is that Anna is 9 years old. I don't know how many more kiddings she'll have and her only kiddings here have always been bucklings. I'm hoping for a doeling! Patience is out of Faith by River, she is a half sister to Revelation and an aunt to Crescendo and Indigo. She's out of River so that leaves 1 unrelated buck, XCaliber. I am doing a linebreeding with her sister to Crescendo. I felt it was best to use a different buck to see the results of two different crossings. For now I'm leaning towards XCaliber. Patience and her sister Serenity are going to be first fresheners. Jitterbug is out of Cha-Cha (Buttin'Heads lines) and Revelation. So she's related to 3 of the 5 bucks. River and XCaliber are unrelated to her. I've been planning her to River, but what do you think? Jitter will be a first freshener. Echinacea is not related to anything I have. She is out of Little Tot's and Kids Corral lines. None of my bucks are out of those lines. My bucks are all Caesar's Villa, Rosasharn and Buttin'Heads. So she's a complete toss up to whom she should be bred to. She is a rounded junior which is from her dam's side of things. She looks just like her dam did as a kid but she filled out into a fabulous yearling and shed that baby fat. She is a very nice dairy doe now. So I'm hoping for a repeat of that with Eck. I've been thinking of using a very refined buck on her and Revelation is the #1 on my list for that. What do you think? Eck will be a first freshener too. Here's the options since the poll didn't work. Anna & Revelation (repeat of 2009 where Crescendo was born) Anna & River Anna & XCaliber Patience & XCaliber Patience & Crescendo (aunt/nephew breeding. Her littermate sister is being bred to Crescendo) Patience & Indigo (aunt nephew breeding.) Jitterbug & River Jitterbug & Crescendo (half sibs) Jitterbug & XCaliber Echinacea & Revelation Echinacea & River Echinacea & XCaliber Echinacea & Crescendo Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing your opinion. I appreciate it!