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Evelyn | The Fernwood
July 9th, 2019 5:36:31pm
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Hello everyone! I am still new here but beginning to come up on my first round of second generation breedings within the next few weeks.  My question is, do you like to

[1] wait until right before your horses retire to breed in order to get the max amount of points from a foal,

or do you

[2] breed around age 17 so that by the time your first generation is retiring, your next one is ready to begin training?

I was thinking about breeding around 17 for my first few generations so that I could establish generations a little more quickly and be more rooted to them, but also so that there wouldn't be a 3 week gap of training (*only SLIGHTLY [m a j o r l y] worried that if I have a gap I'll magically acquire more horses to train :3 )  Hope this makes sense!


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↬ PRYNNE 🐇 sweeter than love is the taste of all those promises
July 10th, 2019 12:48:32am
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Since I don't typically breed back ups. I always breed my animals the Sunday before they retire. This is for two reasons.

1. If I forget to breed on that Sunday, I have a full week to remember to breed them before they retire.
2. Store animals always age on Sundays so I like to keep all of my animals on the same schedule so it's easy to remember/coordinate.

The great part about this game though is that you can do it whenever it suits you! If not having a training gap is important to you, feel free to breed them a tad earlier. I definitely understand your fear of having less to do and feeling the need to fill that with even more animals. That's a big reason why I'm stuck where I am now with ten breeds and over 50 Fennec Foxes! xD


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July 10th, 2019 1:04:58am
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I do agree that if I have a big gap, I tend to make more animals because I get bored.

Which is why I now have way, way too many breeds. Oops.

So if you can't handle a ton of animals, just breed early!


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Moderator Maharet, Spoooooky 👻Spiders🕷🕸
July 10th, 2019 1:48:38am
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i have cut my breeds alot back

with that being said I will always have about 4 breeds so I never really have a gap. 
also if your buying show spots, you can always slip a different breed for a point boost on them


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Evelyn | The Fernwood
July 11th, 2019 3:59:02pm
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Thank you everyone for your input! I have a small project pair that stays in private shows that I will probably breed once they are 20, but I think my others will breed at 17 to avoid a huge gap in training. And thank you for the suggestion, Maharet, about slipping others into the private shows! It will be a great way to boost another breed!! 


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Moderator ✵ Pumpkin Pantaloons // 🎃 ✵
July 11th, 2019 6:16:25pm
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I honestly breed they day before they retire for maximum pointage. xD


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s h i k a r i // vector love // Pugs
July 14th, 2019 5:41:56pm
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Personally I wait till the last sunday to get the most points and I don't do backup breedings. I set reminders on my phone to breed lol 


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