I finally hatched Hoot and then 2 tasks later I had to breed for tricks. I bred and it registered for leaderboard points but failed to register for the DT task. Now I have the breeding nest tied up for 20 hours. Hopeless! Would someone please fix this glitch.
What do you mean with it registered for Leaderboard points? We don't have a Leaderboard, so you can't get points for that! Do you mean Bingo? Maybe the Bingotask was a "breed with a Dragon X (type)". That counts when you start the breeding! To get the Tricks from breeding you have to finish a breeding (put an egg on your nest). If you didn't got Tricks after putting an egg (1h or more breeding time) on your nest, you have to make a ticket at S8.
You can try completely closing the game and then reopening it to see if it will hopefully register. If that doesn't work you can go to support.storm8.com and submit a request (top right corner) and let them know what happened. Good luck! :)