Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.
I think it's more likely these clones are a "test batch". Maybe or maybe not the first batch, but sort of a beta test group, just to see how finely they can control the characteristics.
Hell, maybe they even implanted behavioral tendencies, hence a greater need for the monitors.
Rimmer, on what period of history to live in-
“Well, It’d be the 19th century for me, one of Napoleon’s marshals.
The chance to march across Europe with the greatest general of all time and kill Belgians” - (White Hole).