Moving in a male with a female, even at 6 mo old, is taking the chance that the male would breed with her every minute of the day. It's best you only bring them together when you want to breed your female & I wouldn't recommend you breed them before your female is at least 1 1/2 to 2 years old. It takes alot of effort for a female to lay eggs and if you're not prepared for what it takes to raise the babies, it's not worth it. A female can have up to 4 fertile clutches of up to 30 eggs each, are you prepared to take care of over 60 babies, feeding them up to 50 or more small bugs a day? The UVB needed, constantly keeping an eye on them, giving them all daily baths, basking temps, as they're higher than normal. You need to keep babies at least 6 weeks to 2 months & then figure out who to sell them to. No to mention the constant cleaning of poops. So before you mate your beardies, please do your homework on taking care of babies. They take alot of care!