Many people dont share these processes to new breeders, as many people learn better through trial and error and get a lil "shirty" when someone tries to share knowledge.... due to this I’m not gonna comment further, read and take in or read and ignore it’s entirely up to you This is all research and breeding experience from myself and close friends First topic King Kamfa The term "King Kamfa" is just the name a breeder gives his FH for sales purpose. Originally it was a strain name from a Thailand breeder Although just a name. The King Kamfa nowadays has become the chart name like red dragon and super red dragon, basic and better So nowadays it does have it's requirements and standards.. But the most noticeable difference between a real "King" and regular Kamfa are thick pearls, double flowers, the way the kok sits, an even lip mouth, and a fully wrap tail (no tail gap) Also, a king should typically be fully covered in pearls, but if all the others are ticked and colour across body does not fade out this can be a lower king kamfa Anything less than that would normally be considered a Kamfa. And below that you would have the "classic" strain kamfa, which displays classic traits. Lack of pearls, and can lack bright colour By that category You may wanna also realise there is no such thing as f1-f2 king kamfa (these are kamfa) king kamfa is made f3-f6 the deeper in you are, the less fertility and quality fry number per batch F1 is crossed back to a ck and usually lack colour or pearl F2 is crossed back to parents with traits lacking (usually the ck parent or sibling) F3 you hope ticks the trait boxes but if not repeat above breeding back to f1-f2 or sibling (only breed with sibling if f2 was not siblings crossed) F4 and so on follow above, sometimes u end up continuing the same outcome so u have to breed in new line resulting in f1 Second topic Crossing processes **sibling to sibling is a risky cross that decreases fertility and increases deformities... the thought to the reason why is because the genetic makeup is so similar and don’t bond correctly in the embryo stage... parent to fry has less complications but there fry is best not to cross back to the same parent you use in first cross as this results in same genetic problem But sibling to sibling is fast to cut the crap traits out of a line providing u select the correct siblings, this is the reason it is done in a line and so successful but usually kept secret due to the negative affects Example below to hopefully explain the same above (F1 is new cross therefore cannot be related) F1a x F1b = f2 F2a x f1a/b or f2b = f3 (low complication) F3a x f3b = complication Better example F3a x f2a =f4 F4a x f2a or F3a = complication as these parents already used And so on, I hope this helps anyone this is same process for zz This is why I fell in love with Flowerhorn, it’s not as simple as putting 2fish together and u get amazing fry ..... u will always get a mix from culls to masterpiece, the further down a strain line you go the more the traits are refined and the more the fry quantity mirror the parents traits but downside is there are always culls
courtesy of Zac Dawson, flowerhorn breeder of over 10 years.