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Light-bulbPROBLEMS WITH SHEEP BREEDING "Baa Chicka Baa Baa BOOM!!" - BREEDING MORE THAN 100 SHEEP!!

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by Vanessa Galpin - Jun 10, 2011 Star_s2,191 views

 

 

                  NEWEST INFO FIRST          

 

June 17 -19, 2011

 

Note that the new Leopard Ram is not working. Looks like it is only producing straight colored sheep with out any patterns.  Zynga is aware of the problem and it is a known glitch (Cough Cough Cough Money mouth) and will be fixed soon.  Foot in mouth

 

PROBLEMS FIXED! WOW!! Jesh... it is like they flick on a magic switch and every thing works according to plan.... Glitch my Money mouth Very nasty... and dirty play.. Reminds me of my daughter at 6 years of age changing the rules in the board games we are playing when she is losing so it will be to her advantage.... Yell

   

A Great Father's Day Weekend for Breeding!!!! By Claire Benson! Click Here and Go check it out!!


However... Because of the recent glitch mentioned above.. will it fixed by this weekend? Or will we still continue to have "Straight Beat Daddy's??" 100 % NO PATTERNS?? Teresa mentioned we should have a FV Court with a Judge! Surprised  Well this farmer is thinking we should all be requesting... No! Wait!  We should all be Demanding Proof of Paternity and Baaa--Support!!  Money mouth  

   

June 13-14, 2011

 

This is one heck of a surprise tip!! You can now breed more than 100 sheep on your farm with out deleting your sheep!!

 

In case you did not know you can now store your animals and trees in storage.  This includes your sheep. Guess what! If you have 100 sheep and you have reached your limit.. store 10 sheep and your count will go down to 90. Is this a glitch?? Hmmm... To tell the truth I do not not think the Developers have a choice because of the way it is programmed.

 

  • Note: On my Home Farm I have taken my sheep that were zynga or hybrids of zynga sheep which includes the duo sheep and stored them then took them out and placed them. So far so good everything looked normal. Then I went to my EC Farm and put a few of the adopted sheep that are obviously a Charles creation from somewhere (I have never used Charles) However since they said it was ok to adopt I did and did not cross breed them on my Home Farm Sheep. Anyway... Nothing happened when I took them out and placed them... However you and I both know that it could change at Zynaga's fancy. So take this as a WaRnInG Undecided. If you have to store you sheep.. do not put your favorites in storage. You never know....... Money mouth


As you can see from the above picture, you will not be able to see your Hybrid Sheep (and pigs) that you put into storage. They are grouped together RAM & EWE. (Come on farmers - over how many different possibilities of what they look like.. and also do not forget you made them! Approved or Not Approved)There is an expression.. Something is better than nothing.. This is a quick fix situation (Band-Aid solution as far as I am concerned) to accommodate farmers who want to try the new patterns and not delete the ones they have worked on.
  
OMG!!  If by accident you put that special sheep into storage and you want back... YellExpect to take OUT one sheep out at a time to get to the end... Which will be a pain because if you have a large number stored. It may be quicker to just make a new one and less hassle if you are at your 100 max....Tongue out  Don't expect Customer Service to be helping you on this one!  Cry 

 

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To get a DUO CHANGE COLOR SHEEP!! (Both the body and the pattern change colors)  Scroll down to the bottom to get the breeding tips!! Also I will be doing a post on the new releases this weekend - So stay tuned!

 

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June 10-12, 2011

         

PROBLEMS WITH SHEEP BREEDING "Baa Chicka Baa Baa BOOM!!"


QUESTION TO CUSTOMER SERVICE:  I would like to know why my chameleon sheep that I purchased are not working like they use to.  Why is it when I breed a pattern sheep with the chameleon ewe the change color traits are not carrying over to the offspring?  Only the patterns will change colors.  How is this possible when I am not using the rainbow ram.  The body of the chameleon should carry over to the off spring with the rams patterns.  


CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT:  (One of my favorites) I understand how you feel about the current state of breeding as of the moment Vanessa. I do believe that you are correct about everything that you said. This issue is still being reviewed and corrected Vanessa.


NOTE:  THIS INFORMATION BELOW WAS GIVIN TO HIM BEFORE HE RESPONDED TO MY QUESTION...

 

The male straight colored sheep with patterns such as the star sheep body will not change colors because they have stopping the chameleon trait from carrying over to the next sheep.... they change the coding of the chameleon sheep so that only the chameleon trait will carry over to the pattern and not the body of the sheep.  Which is why when breeding with a pattern Ram only the patterns change colors making it impossible to breed anymore chameleon straight patterns.

By reversing the order they have really screwed things up for everyone.  This has nothing at all to do with the hack out there because people that are creating these sheep are not using the original Zynga sheep to create them but programs like Charles.  This is Zyngas attempt to control the breeding process till they can fix all the problems they have been having.  In other words a failed attempt to downstream the breeding process till they can increase the sheep limit to meet their customers demands on having more sheep on their farm.  By slowing the process people will find it difficult and impossible to start from scratch.  

The only cheating I can see is people opening up dummy accounts and starting the process over again which is irrelevant because they could just adopt one a day till they have the set.  So why are they making it impossible for people to start breeding??  This is unfair gaming practice no matter how you look at it.   
 
Just theorizing now.. But no matter how you look at it... the bottom line is that players have spent their hard earn cash and have a lot invested in this and it will not work no matter what you do.

   
NOTE:  If you have the change colored chameleon with straight patterns (pairs) like I do you will not have a problem getting the patterns to change colors and then getting the duo change colored sheep where the body and patterns change colors like I have.  

OVERALL SHEEP ON MY HOME FARM - NOTE:  ALL OF THESE SHEEP ARE ZYNGA SHEEP OR OFFSPRINGS/HYBRIDS FROM ZYNGA SHEEP - NONE OF THESE SHEEP ON MY HOME FARM HAVE BEEN ADOPTED - There can be NO mix up on the heritage. 

 

    

When breeding your Purple Dot Ram with your Chameleon Ewe or hybrid/offspring you should be able to produce a straight pattern sheep with chameleon abilities in the body of the sheep.  NOT THE CASE ANYMORE FARMERS!!

 

 

 

Note that the ram colors and patterns do not change colors, how ever it is a hybrid from two change colors with straight patterns.  Which is why I have the vibrant color.  You should be able to produce a straight pattern sheep with chameleon abilities in the body of the sheep.  NOT THE CASE ANYMORE FARMERS!!  Because all my sheep are pure or offsprings/hybrids from Zynga sheep, they have crupted their own coding!  You can tell this is the case because the pattern is bright white.  Which means it is corupt.


When breeding your Purple Dot Ram with your Chameleon Ewe or hybrid/offspring you should be able to produce a straight pattern sheep with chameleon abilities in the body of the sheep.  NOT THE CASE ANYMORE FARMERS!!  Note you will get the illegal white sheep or... Just the dots change colors.  Where is the Rainbow Ewe?  All I see is a Chameleon (Straight Change Color) Which goes back to my origianal statement above: "They change the coding of the chameleon sheep so that only the chameleon trait will carry over to the pattern and not the body of the sheep.  Which is why when breeding with a pattern Ram only the patterns change colors making it impossible to breed anymore chameleon straight patterns."

    

SHAME SHAME ZYNGA!  ALWAYS ABOUT THE QUICK BUCK $$$  WHAT HAPPENED TO FAIR GAME PLAYING WHEN YOU CHANGE THE RULES MID-WAY TO SUIT YOUR PURPOSE IN WINNING Money mouth

  

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Interesting comments/remarks from one of our GU Members Sherri Imbored. During the beginning when sheep breeding was introduced Sherri Imbored has on numerous occasions given us her views and opinions on the topic. Some of them I have agreed and some not. However, I think that all readers should take a good look at what she has to say. I also have to agree with a lot of her points and I think we are all on the same page here.
 

    

"I know the charles users gave us so much that we wanted in the first rush of sheep breeding, I also feel that if zynga had left it alone, I would pretty much be done with the whole breeding thing by now. They do have a right to slow release features to keep us coming back for more than mastery signs."  Yes you are right on that one.. but you have to admit that the hacks were better than what they were coming out with. By stopping the hacks they corrupted their own sheep and made matters worse when they went back to correct some of the problems. Why announce that it was OK to adopt and then make these sheep turn into dead duds.. At that time most of the Farmville Sheep had been cross contaminated with the illegal hacks and in retro spec a lot of the farmers had to go back and start over from scratch? Then over the last couple of weeks, by reversing their Chameleon Sheep so that the hybrids would not carry over to straight colored pattern sheep to me was dirty play. ** Meaning the bodies of the sheep will not change colors only the patterns will change color. This make's it impossible for anyone to start over with out adopting if they wanted to do it properly like I did not the Home Farm. This has nothing to do with the hacks/Charles and there are still a lot of frustrated farmers that still can not hand out any sheep because of the corruption. Still a lot of debate on that one.... If it was ok to adopt.. Why corrupt the sheep? But then the game would be over for a lot of farmers because all the patterns have been achieved.

  

"I can make a few guesses, mainly that each option gets to us at a set rate based some sort of time frame to make the most out of those buying potions to breed more, faster."  Yes if people do that.. I have too many neighbors to not worry about not having enough which is why I am able to achieve so much in such little time. I also have to admit that I get a lot of LPS from Customer Service (Not so much the bottles) because if you look at my wall like they do they can see that many of my sheep are handed out for adoption. This includes the new combos and patterns. I am all for fair game playing. I also know that not everyone has more than 300 neighbors and your right it does take them a lot longer to get to the same level as us.

  

"I do not know which patterns and features were written into the game when the breeding was released. I do not know which were hacker created that zynga coded when they fixed the "illegals" So far they have been giving us the same exact ones we saw in the first week in the hacked sheep. I expect them to finally release the flashers in patterns by Halloween or so, it fits with the rate we are getting the illegal features legal."  Very interesting point and I think your right.  But again why the Chameleon Sheep?  That took me by surprise.. 

  

"I got my first camo about 3 days after they were in the market . It took another few weeks before I started to see them in anything other than color pattern and white body. ( just among my friends and myself) I do not know if anyone else was able to accomplish it earlier than that."  I did the very first day it came out. But again I went through the process with Customer Support till we got the desired results/sheep. Once that was achieved I was able to again hand them out for adoption.   "I can now get two tone pattern sheep to breed but have yet to get the colors I want. I only breed about 18 pigs ( for the levels and new patterns) and about 12 lambs a week. I have to work for potions as I refuse to buy."  There are allot of Farmers out there that have the same opinion as you.  

  

"I congratulate and thank those breeders who have shown us the possibilities, I know hard work and a lot of real cash must have gone into it, Thank you so much, especially you Vanessa."   Hard work Yes I have to admit. However the only ones I bought were the sheep never any of the LPS and bottles. Also when the sheep did not work like they said they would so I did get my money back. Which of course I saved till the next sheep came out.
   

"I hope sometime soon Zynga will start actually giving us real info on features and not just a 'here you go' Wishful thinking I know. Listen to some of their old podcasts. sometimes they were weeks behind the info posted on GU. And intentionally vague on everything."  So true. You said that very well.


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                                  NEW BREEDING TIPS

 


WHAT IS NEW ON YOUR FARM?  Here are some more tips!  Happy Farming!

 

 

 

 

To get a PATTERN CHANGE COLOR SHEEP!!  (Straight Color Sheep with Patterns that Change Color)

 

  • Breed the Rainbow Ram or any Ram that has the change color in the pattern with any Change Color Ewe with Patterns that do not Change Colors. (REMEMBER YOUR CHAMELEON EWE THAT YOU PURCHASED FROM THE MARKET WILL NOT WORK. YOU MUST USE YOUR HYBRIDS (Sheep that change colors with patterns that do not change color.)

 

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To get a DUO CHANGE COLOR SHEEP!! (Both the body and the pattern change colors)

 

  • Breed the Change Color Ram with Straight Patterns with a Straight Color Ewe with Change Color Patterns

 

SHARE THIS IF YOU CAN!  Any feed back would be very much appreciated.

During the beginning when sheep breeding was introduced

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Yes Chad.. Here is a listing for you to follow...

 

"Baa Chicka Baa Baa BOOM!!" May 16-22 BREEDING INFORMATION ON THE MASKED SHEEP

How To Share & Trade Love Potions! - A LiTtLe ExTra LoVin GoiNg a LoNg WaY… AnD a LiTtLe SuMtIn!! sUmTiN!!

"Baa Chicka Baa Baa BOOM!!" May 9-15 Chameleon Breeding Tips - NEW PATTERN?? FAILED!

Sheep DNA List!! "Baa Chicka Baa Baa BOOM!!"

SHEEP DNA LIST (GENEALOGY) UPDATED PICTURES WITH SIMPLE 101 BREEDING INSTURCTIONS - Updated

Questions Tips & Answers on Sheep Breeding!! Post Here! - Pictures Updated

COLOR CHANGING SHEEP - SHEEP WITH STARS COULD THIS BE A HACK? NEW UPDATES!! APRIL 15 2011

SHEEP BREEDING CAP ISSUE - Zynga Sheep come down with MSD!! (Mad Sheep Disease) Or was it the Swine Flue??

WHY YOUR SHEEP DON'T WORK - THE TRUTH! - Ivan Always(Copied from the Zynga Forum) Could this be coup d'état!!

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this article is really confusing, and it seems that you need prior knowledge of sheep breeding before you can even understand this. Anyone know of a more simpler article on sheep breeding?

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You need to adopt the change color body with the straight patterns Isbella. They changed the original design So we can not make the bodies on the new sheep change colors only the desins.. because of the 100 limit I think or rather I know ts zynga's way of controlling things...

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how do i get sheep that flash diffrent coulours i dont have any special sheep on my farm or rams just farmvilles cast of breeds how do i get flashy ones or diffrent coulor ones please help me

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Updated Michelle, lol still smiling at our original conversation about it.. Laughing  My numbers are increasing in storage..Innocent lol I am only putting my doubles in there.. Tongue out

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LMAO... prity scary when the customer service rep says how are you doing today Vanessa its been what 2 days since we last spoke??  What's wrong this time?? lol

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If you are going to store anything you might note that you want to store all of you crappy crap.. cause you cant see what the sheep/pig looks like until you remove it from the storage :( laime and also WHY AREN'T THEY PUTTING POTION IN THE GIFTS AREA!!! and also why are we paying 100FarmCash for land expansions .. and ALSO .. is EVERYONE complaining to the company.. this is the only way that we are going to be able to pull our weight... Im sure they are tired of Vanessa ...giggle.. snicker... THE LEAST ZYNGA COULD DO IS...... NOT HAVE ME SITTING IN THE GAME FEED LOOKING FOR POTIONS and let us PLAY THE GAME!!!!!! PLEASE!!!

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Thanks guys remember to share this.. I only post what i have tried.. and to be honest this has been in effect all week.. just not public knowledge nor does customer service advertise.. they dont know because they have not been told..

 

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I stored 10 sheeps It's true Now I can breeding the sheeps again!!! Thank you Vanessa

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Thanks for the amazing tip Vanessa and thanks for the diagrammatic representation of how to get a duo...it certainly works!!! :-)

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@ Clinton well we miss you!!  Same here.. plus I have been umm disagreeing with zynga/farmville lately.. had a few issues.. tg for picture back up..

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I been really busy lately trying to sort out a few thing ive been making some new Macros for partypoker for some friends.

I see they gone back to there usual way of killing the game for people. 
Maybe i should start arguing with live support again and see what i get from them for you.  

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I know the charles users gave us so much that we wanted in the first rush of sheep breeding, I also feel that if zynga had left it alone, I would pretty much be done with the whole breeding thing by now. They do have a right to slow release features to keep us coming back for more than mastery signs.

I can make a few guesses, mainly that each option gets to us at a set rate based some sort of time frame to make the most out of those buying potions to breed more, faster.
I do not know which patterns and features were written into the game when the breeding was released. I do not know which were hacker created that zynga coded when they fixed the "illegals" So far they have been giving us the same exact ones we saw in the first week in the hacked sheep. I expect them to finally release the flashers in patterns by Halloween or so, it fits with the rate we are getting the illegal features legal.

I got my first camo about 3 days after they were in the market . It took another few weeks before I started to see them in anything other than color pattern and white body. ( just among my friends and myself) I do not know if anyone else was able to accomplish it earlier than that. I can now get two tone pattern sheep to breed but have yet to get the colors I want. I only breed about 18 pigs ( for the levels and new patterns) and about 12 lambs a week. I have to work for potions as I refuse to buy.

I congratulate and thank those breeders who have shown us the possibilities, I know hard work and a lot of real cash must have gone into it, Thank you so much, especially you Vanessa.

I hope sometime soon Zynga will start actually giving us real info on features and not just a 'here you go'
Wishful thinking I know. Listen to some of their old podcasts. sometimes they were weeks behind the info posted on GU. And intentionally vague on everything.

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Michael I've been saying alll that from my previous post here at GU.. I new right from the begining something would come up which is why I have no adopted sheep on my home farm.  On EC the sheep are tagged and seperated and not crossed bred with any other sheep.. Mind you with the 100 limit on each farm you are very limited.  I dont have a problem breeding any of my sheep and can usualy get a new pattern by 12 tries.. My odds are better 1 out of 5 when I have a pair.  Mind you we are talking about change colors When it comes to just pattern sheep.. I was hanidng out 12 mask sheep a day or so and only 2 duds..   But my point Michael... Go back to your original zynga sheep and try the process over again... You cant.. Zynga has temp. put a hold on the breeding so that if you are just starting you will not be able to because the Chameleon - Straight Change Color Sheep will not pass over on a pattern Sheep. It will only pass over on the pattern.. What the heck where they thinking of!  This has nothing to do with cheats or hacks.. It is Zynga's way trying to control the mess they created in the first place...   I agree with the illegal sheep comment.. I went over to my EC farm and put two of the adopted sheep and what you see in the congo line is not what you get lol Yes White dead duds!  The only reason why the state of sheep breeding seems better for people is that they do not have all the patterns nor the combo change patterns.. So far I have my pairs in the the pattern changers and the only ones I am only missing two Rams in the duo changers.. meaning both the body and the patterns change colors - Star Ram and Dot Ram (Not counting the mask sheep because only the mask will change colors and not the body because of what zynga has done)

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I forgot to mention that the comments about using all Zynga sheep are sage advice. I removed all but a few choice sheep (that I only keep, no breeding) and deleted my sheep pen (it took a few times) and that seemed to increase the outcome. Outcome only, not my chances. The previews were the same, but lambs started to come out with a number of colors as opposed to only white before the slaughter.

Now ALL my breeding is with official sheep and I wanted to re-iterate that which has been said about the importance of that. If you were to put one of the "illegal" sheep in the pen, you would get previews that were very tempting, but I can say with certainty that 90% will be white the others a solid color and it WILL contaminate your pen permanently. So, if you are gonna try breeding those beautiful sheep from before they ruined the whole process, do it on one farm and don't use the sheep on your other farm (not sure we can even do that with sheep anymore anyway). When you got enough whites, delete your sheep pen and start over with official sheep or the descendants who have no other genetics but those from zynga. Adopting is a sure fire way to ruin your pen, as tempting as it is, it is not worth it. Besides, most of those up for adoption are duds, that's why they are up for adoption.

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the state of breeding now is a lot better than in the past 3 months. That does not say much and I feel the frustration that all this causes as well. When they started sheep breeding it was so much nicer. The cross-breeding results could be predicted/planned. NOW, you have what looks like a one in twenty chance of getting that result. It has reduced my breeding from 50 a day when they started to only one or two, if that, a day. It;s too frustrating to get all these white or solid sheep from parents with beautiful patterns. (I do like, however, the ability to get color changing patterns (stars and dots at this point), that is new and kept me occupied for a day)

It just burns me up when we, the player, get penalized for the hackers. IMO, they should not be spending all their time nipping at their heels as they will never stop and they will never go away. Instead, put some quality time into the current breeding fiasco and show the players who would spend their money on ramping up breeding if it was worth it. AND the pig breeding is not a substitute. That is for children. Although they have introduced simple patterns, the bottom line is that the limited outcomes are only fun the first 10 times. The effort to get to level 30 was agonizing. I hated the whole process, but like everyone else, it was a quest and with no others to play, it got some face time. The true popularity of pig breeding can be seen as everyone completes level 30 and stops.

Finally, I keep an eye on the state of sheep breeding without wasting all that time by watching the feed and the sheep that fans are willing to post are so few and far between that it is obvious that the problem with sheep breeding has trickled down to every player at this point.

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Really does this surprise anyone? Try breeding the pigs! LOL

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