Unfortunately her internal cloning machine got borken.
I say this from a writing standpoint for anyone who may not of caught on thus far. The eldest daughters are the potential each of the younger siblings have if they applied themselves (Pumpkin as a bonus.) Juniper is a less responsible Ginger, Ellie is a lackadaisical Tarra, and Cinnamon is a more hazardous form of 'fringe sister.' The sisters are all fragments of Ellie when broken down further, going back to when I first came up with them. Like when Raven splits into all those other colors in Teen Titans. Their initial shells were simply little parallel universe Ellies. Ginger > Mom Ellie Tarra > Super Ellie Anise > Goth Ellie Juniper > Permiscuous Ellie Cinnamon > Evil Ellie Pumpkin > Kid Ellie One of the commentors had guessed each sister represented a sin as well, which is correct.. but not of any major significance to the overall story, and not all of them have been explicitly covered thus far. Ginger > Wrath Tarra > Envy Anise > Gluttony Juniper > Lust Ellie > Sloth Cinnamon > Greed Pumpkin > Pride It's more of an undertoning 'you figure it out later when you read wikipedia' type thing. I enjoyed being able to flesh each of them out more as the last story progressed. I'll have some more bits and bobs as we go into the next plot/arc (I think it may take about 4 comics to transition between the two.) But the next arc was the original starting point for this webcomic when I first came up with it, and there have been a few occassions.. that I thought I'd never see the day. :P