Red I agree. You shouldn't be insulted or embarassed, if you can justify the breeding to yourself, than it shouldn't be hard to explain your reasons when asked. If you get negative feedback, regardless of tone, put your feelings aside, and actually think about it. Really. (I've done this before... getting bashed isn't nice, but usually there's a good reason. You have to suck it up and think about it in a different light. Then maybe you can take that knowledge be the bigger person and admit what you've done wrong) As RD said, what's done is done ChiBree, I'm not one to judge, but hope that you will take all of these opinions into account if you decide to breed again.