Originally Posted by HatchBrew
Chimera you cool with some pollen chucking with your gear?
think of it this way, if you buy a Ferrari, they won't forbid you from driving it on bush roads, but ....
I have often made F2s generally using a random male from that line on the best female from that line. I do this simply to preserve some lines for future work.
However, what I have found over the years is that if I have good gear to start with, using a random male on the best female out of a pack of 10 never yielded results that were superior to the original.
I am about to grow a Dragon Fruits F2 I made using Bodhi's gear. I had 2 females and 1 male and made a hundred or so seeds. I am about to flower the first female from this batch of seeds. I will likely be disappointed but you never know.
Ideally I should have kept the original or bought another pack, which I might at some point.
I think where pollen chucking shines is in the creation of new flavors via super poly-hybridization, and avoiding in-breeding, which requires large gene pools.