You may be asking why I have made some SDB crosses
when I've worked with arils and arilbreds for so long. I wanted to try to
come up with some different colors that I could use in hybridizing for
arilbreds. Also, I wanted to try for something of my own that had orange
or tangerine beards to try to bring those colored beards to arilbreds via
SDBs. These 2 siblings came from the cross of (Eye of Newt X Pele).
Seedling #1 gave me falls with a copper fall spot that is lightly touched
in rust. The falls are nicely flared and lightly ruffled. I want to
bring that copper coloring into arilbreds.
Seedling #2, whose photo was taken on a windy and rainy day, has the copper
coloring overlaid with brown, and there is a golden yellow line that bisects the
spot on the falls. The falls are more heavily ruffled and somewhat
tucked. The flower is smaller than that of seedling #1.