> I know absolutely nothing about breeding for ABs.
Ha! I don't think I do either.
> Keeping that in mind--could you cross the darkest seedling back to >DESERT FURY, in an attempt to reinforce the color? Or would that >mess up other goals?
I think that might work, but it's a bit far off the red that shows in the seedling. And I'm not sure anyway. I thought this cross would work and it didn't. Also, there were some things I saw in this cross that I don't especially want. Those yellow and brassy beards, e.g. Didn't expect those from this cross. I might as easily cross that seedling back to AT LAST and get the same result. After all, the cross that produced the red seedling is supposed to be AT LAST X LUELLA DEE and neither are red.