- 2014A-1ss.2ss – 1.2 Stewart (UE x Gagliardo) broken up
- 2014B-2ue.1ss – 2.1 UE males with Stewart female broken up
- 2015C-1ss.1ss – original A group reduced to 1.1 Stewart animals
- 2015D-1ue.1ss – original B group reduced to 1.1 UE male with Stewart female
- 2015E-1ue.1ss – dominant UE male paired with dominant SS female
I plan on breaking up 2015C when the 0.0.4 from UE grow out and can be sexed. At that point I will group non-sibling animals and that should give me 4 pairs or groups of animals to work with. I thought that would be sufficient to get me to the point where I can sell groups of 4 non-sibling froglets to help get folks started in breeding Lorenzo on their own.
However, after doing more reading, I'm wondering if I should also consider rotating males year over year - I don't have amphibian references to cite, but in other breeding programs pairs were rotated to improve diversity. Am I over thinking this, or would some kind of rotation help strengthen the available genetics? Perhaps this is futile, but as a lay person and by no means a biologist I would like others input on managing severely limited lines of animals. I'd imagine this would be applicable to any population or species, I'm just using Lorenzo as an example.