i must say i like the orange bodied males. ive seen reds that show more orangish but not a true orange like those. if you have time/space i would work on those as well. that solid orange is almost a neon orange and pretty
The red/orange shades go back to the original Golden Red guppy foundation male.
It's true color would be cadmium red in a watercolor set.
Not a true red, but very bright. (I try to get my photos close to natural as I can, and even the crappy shots show off the red/orange tone.)
The reason I named my line Chocolate Cherries is because the dark blue and yellow mingled in with the golden red, and the results reminded me of cherries that used to grow on a tree in my neighborhood when I was a child. Also, most have a black signature spot somewhere on them. The dilute version, Frosted Cherries, are peach and light blue/lavender.
The Cherry Vanillas are very dilute-almost albino version of the CC.
Sorry if I get long winded. Feel free to just fast forward to the pics.
Just want to record and inform what I got from breeding what to what.
And you can journey with me in the future and see what comes from the breedings.
Breedings I would not do again are from the one fish in the beginning, under "mishaps". Mostly red wild looking multi colored snakeskin-the one with every inch of his body a riot of color. His offspring produced shorter, rounded half moon tails, a smaller fish, fry resembled him F1, but slowly deteriorated after F1. The tails on the males were colored up after 2 weeks old! I was getting excited, but then that's all they got. Looked liked colored tail females. Boring.
It took a year to get rid of that strain, and I would not get excited when I seen a batch of neon orange tailed fry. Quite the opposite.