I let Chikn know about the high likelihood of cross pollination the day I found out. I was afraid that the melons might all wind up being duds. That's why I was so relieved when he wrote to me raving about the quality, especially the taste, of the melons he'd harvested.
So far, it's sounding like Chikn wound up with the watermelon version of an unlabeled box of high quality assorted chocolates, with each containing a mysterious and delightful surprise for the senses.
If I remember correctly from last year, it's been a long time since he's been able to harvest an orange melon worth eating from his area. In which case, I'm celebrating the serendipitous success of those crosses. Although the fact that the seeds wound up producing outstanding fruits shouldn't be too much of a surprise, since you only grow varieties proven to be excellent, Ray, and Chikn is a highly experienced field grower.