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Retiring Breeders
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:32 PM   #1
SnakeCreations
Retiring Breeders

Hi All -

When do you retire your breeders? Is there a standard or safe age?

I'm looking forward to your responses!

-Tonya
 
Old 10-10-2018, 11:01 AM   #2
Twolunger
I've never retired a female corn, usually selling them while they were still productive, as I replaced them with younger females of a specific morph. However, I contacted a breeder who was selling 10 and 12 year old breeder females that were of a morph I wanted. He was honest and said he didn't think they would produce viable eggs anymore. He said the egg clutches drop off dramatically and fertility suffers. I have had 8-10 year old males go infertile, even though they were brumated, but others have told me theirs still produced at 12 years old.
 

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