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Hybrid Flower Guide by Dork_Vader
Version: 1.0 | Updated: 09/24/2013
New Leaf Hybrid Genetics The main difficulty with getting the more rare hybrids seems to arise from not keeping careful track of the specific parent combinations required when making the "special" versions of normal colors. Calling the red roses needed for blue roses "hybrid red" or "special red" or "red+" or "red*" can lead to confusion when you don't understand that there are several possible ways to breed a red with different color parents, but only one of those combinations will produce the red necessary for breeding blue roses. Hence I prefer to use this terminology: [**]Color where the ** are the first letters of the parent colors. [XX]Color means the parents can be of any color including store bought seeds. _______________________________________________________________________________ Blue roses: [XX]White + [XX]White = [WW]Purple [XX]Red + [XX]Yellow = [RY]Orange [RY]Orange + [WW]Purple = [OP]Red [OP]Red + [OP]Red = [RR]Blue Notes: [OP]Red + [OP]Red can produce [RR]Red offspring, which can NOT make [RR]Blue [RY]Orange and [WW]Purple can be bred with others of the same color. The resulting [OO]Orange and [PP]Purple offspring are slightly better at producing [OP]Red offspring. The reason for this is the reduced range of outcomes: [OP]Orange, [OP]Yellow, [OP]White, [OP]Purple, [OP]Red vs [OP]Orange, [OP]Purple, [OP]Red _______________________________________________________________________________ Purple pansies: [XX]White + [XX]White = [WW]Blue [XX]Red + [XX]Yellow = [RY]Orange [XX]Red + [WW]Blue = [RB]Red [RY]Orange + [WW]Blue = [OB]Orange Unusually, pansies have several possible pairings which result in purple: [RB]Red + [RB]Red = [RR]Purple or [OB]Orange + [OB]Orange = [OO]Purple or [RB]Red + [WW]Blue = [RB]Purple or [OB]Orange + [WW]Blue = [OB]Purple Notes: The red offspring of [RB]Red pairs or orange offspring of [OB]Orange pairs will not be useful for breeding purple, however second generation blue, written as [BB]Blue, will work fine. _______________________________________________________________________________ Placement to maximize daily hybrid chances is the final key to covering your town in pretty hybrids. Make sure there are no possible breeding pairs in the non-beach sections of town, as your animals will water flowers randomly while using beautiful ordinance, which should definitely be on if you're trying to breed hybrids. I presume that other ordinances limit you to 2 hybrids per day as a "default" outcome. Either move all non-interesting flowers to a secluded part of your beach, or cover any adjacent squares with non-compatible flowers, patterns, trees, fruit, or anything else which will keep you from getting three brand new useless pink roses thanks to your villagers being "helpful" and watering a patch of reds. Now find a section of the beach with no animal houses nearby and no ramp nearby, ideally one that you have never seen an animal roaming around on. If you haven't been buying fertilizer daily after getting your final store upgrade, begin doing so, as the golden shovel (obtained after buying 50 fertilizer bags) seems to add another possible hybrid per day when it is used to bury fertilizer, while fertilizer by itself also seems to add one possible hybrid slot per day, giving the best possible outcomes as below: 3 per day with beautiful ordinance 4 per day with fertilizer and beautiful ordinance 5 per day with fertilizer buried with golden shovel and beautiful ordinance I have yet to see more than 5 hybrids in one day, and I don't think it is guaranteed to get 5, it simply adds a good chance to get another hybrid slot when you use the golden shovel to bury fertilizer. Now, opinions will vary on the "best" layout, but if you are trying to maximize the odds of a specific group breeding specific offspring, I have yet to find a better arrangement than this: # is an empty square O is a parent flower f is fertilizer # O # O # O # O # O # O f O # O # O # O # O # O # This layout has the fertilizer adjacent to four flowers, and each of those four are adjacent to four flowers. There are more than 5 possible breeding pairs, allowing for up to 5 new hybrids, while allowing enough open space for the offspring to spawn.