My fellow Breeders,
I come to you today to deliver the state of the breedables in SL, and the outlook is not good. I say this for many reasons and the biggest of them I feel as follows.
The first problem is that the economy in RL has finally trickled down to SL. People are buying fewer of the breedable animals (and other items as well), and this is leading to a lot of “eggs” in inventories. With more eggs in inventories, that leads to the lowering of prices or, in a lot of cases, outright stagnation of some breedables. There isn’t a lot that can be done about this, and, as in the past, the people are going to have to ride this out. It will get better.
The second problem is a glut of breedables. Way back when Sion got the idea of the chickens is when this started. Once the clever scripters out there saw an idea that worked they had to recreate it, and we end up with breedable everything (no kidding I have seen a breedable chair and table as well as a breedable tree). Add to the mix the open source scripts that were left by another breeder that went belly up and you have everything trying to breed with everything else.
The third problem I just mentioned: the XS scripts. Open source was a good idea, but they were put out to open source as a learning tool not to be the basis of breeding a square prim with a sphere. Now before you get your feathers ruffled, I too was guilty of this. But then, I thought better and didn’t release it (actually 2 different breedables). Do I mean for you to delete them and give up the idea? No, not my purview to say, BUT slow up using them. It might be a good idea.
With the top three problems of the breedables set out, now is the time to come up with a solution. Do I have it? No, I am no Economic Genius, never claimed to be. I breed Pixels and love doing it. I am just as affected as you are, and worry about my bunnies and sheep and other breedables. I have forgone buying that one special outfit I might need just to feed my critters or have the cash to give my wife to feed hers.
There are breeders out there willing to help in ways that are unexpected. Everyone needs to chip in and be patient things will take an upturn. They have to sooner or later. In the mean time I suggest choosing the one or 2 that you enjoy and breed for fun, not profit. I mean if you can sell some, Go for it. But, for now, fun should rule out.