Breeding For Beginners

When deciding to breed it is best to define clear goals and expect definite results.  One must settle for nothing less.  You should have a Reason to Breed.

In learning to breed successfully, and in the most efficient manner to obtain definite results, it is important to set these goals and expectations. It is with this writing that I hope to not only describe the major phenotypes that we work with, but also to demonstrate other phenotypes which we remove or dislike. Furthermore I wish to show what phenotypes we can and cannot change. Hopefully, this will help you in your own breeding projects and give full disclosure as to the pure genetics and techniques we use.

Reasons To Breed

Mix and Match Phenotypes (noticeable traits).

Reasons for Success

  • Set high standards and goals.
  • Know what you expect, and settle for nothing less.
  • Start with known facts and like-traits for medicinal quality.

What can we Change?

  • Color
  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Size Width, Height
  • Cola shape, thickness, density
  • Shape
  • Type (Christmas Tree, Brittle, Limber, Creeper)
  • Length of Maturation and Flowering

What Is a True Breeding Strain?

  • What is a Breed? Consider a dog breed.
  • Gene Frequency – ability to replicate within acceptable boundaries.
  • Text Box: NOTE: Mixing two different types containing differing THC levels produces a level between the two. This is not how THC levels are increased in breeding.


  • Use Cuttings for P1 (parent)
  • Use as many as possible (if you can)
  • Be Selective.
  • Keep notes throughout entire process.
  • Test , qualify and quantify results.
  • Leaf Mass Calculations
  • Taste/Smell Tests (3) Taste green, Dry, Lit

Keep Good Records

  • Make Notes
  • Take Pictures
  • Document
  • Keep Family Tree and History

How Long Does It Take (Patience Yoder)

The Nut Shell: Find a Male, Collect and Pollinate, Wait for Seeds, Plant the seeds through maturity, Select the Winner, Make Cuttings, Find a Male, Interbreed back to P1 and between offspring! Check for Phenotype consistency.

Pollinating Techniques

  • Paper Bag
  • Direct Toothpick and spray

Pollinating Time

  • Few hours

Seed Maturity

  • Turning dark, slightly loose
  • Allow extra time

Potency and Judgment

  • Seeded plants are Less potent
  • Don’t use for qualitative analysis

Recessive Genes

  • Don’t forget Grandma and Grandpa
  • Hidden Treasures
  • Often Missed, overlooked or just not done.

Below are links to reference material:

Glossary A – Terms you should know.

Glossary B – More advanced terms you should get acquainted with.

Example of Goals

Results of Genetics

  • Wrex
  • Cripit
  • Purpit
  • Crimson


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