I am probably the last person to know much about breeding and DNA, etc. If I said that each breed is a bloodline, I would argue that to be correct. Unfortunately the Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, Collie, and Jack Russell terrier are all dogs, yet man has bred each breeds characteristics into it. The beagle has scenting abilities, and has been bred to be a rabbit hunting dog.How many actually know what a bloodline is and what traits a particular bloodline exhibits to make it a "PURE" bloodline of rabbit hound?????????
Lot of reading in this article but if you will notice the article discriminates against a COI above 10%..great for those that want to believe in this type of false mentality, but as i have said before, the truth is what anyone wants it to be, but the facts still remain the facts..I posted this article once before and your comment was that it was not friendly to your position nor accurate.
But it is about the only thing I have that explains COI. Maybe you can educate us as to the inaccuracies, and give us a better understanding of COI.
Link to article at the bottom.
So when does COI look good? What value are you looking for in your dogs COI? Would you ever consider it too high?
How do you measure it? Saliva or blood test?
Challenges is great and others opinions are always welcome, but express those ideas and opinions with an open mind, and hopefully all will benefit from our challenges and opinions? It is bad when your hear, read and refuse to respond respectfully to others ideas and opinions, and we all just may come away from these challenges and opinions much better off than when we entered an open discussion on what ever subject may have caught your attention with an open mind.You have a lot of knowledge about this. I now feel that I am the wrong person to have a discussion about inbreeding. Why? I challenge everything. I challenge my VET all the time. I will challenge you. I will bring up dozens of scientific studies, and that will anger you because you have an opinion already established. My opinions are not set in concrete. I need to prove it. But I see you are a pioneer. Pioneers bring change. They bring new ideas and prove out theories that everyone else thinks is incorrect. What is accepted now was once not accepted by anyone. Sometimes they are long dead before their ideas are accepted.
Perhaps the right approach is to share what you've learned in a way that others can prove it for themselves. I say that because if one researcher claims something, and no one else can duplicate that claim in their own research, it is not going anywhere.
"IF" i were to consider starting all over again, i would need tobe 25 or 30 years old again in order to have the time to select foundation stock and than years to select my hounds to create what i would consider my bloodline, there are many in the sport of beagling that has my bloodline mixed into ttheir's but the majority does not want to acknowledge it, they had rather that others think they had something to do with creating their type of bluetick beagles, so be it, but i do have enough of my bloodline to continue my genetics with a very high COI, 50 and above. I had gotten to the point my blueticks had way to much black in their body coloration, so i am going to work towards more of an open marked bluetick, i have one with all the things i like in a hound and more open spots of blue and white combination, she is a 13", lots of energy, great conformation, personally i think she is one of the best i have ever produced, so she is going to represent my future selection of my hounds.Once i produce a pup from her that resembles her coloration i will breed it back to its mother and continue to select from those and breed them together. I may or may not be successful prior to my demise, but i will make some headway in that direction..I think it would be educational to learn from you what you would do as a beginning.
Another thing is I like my beagles to be bold and friendly, and eager to please me. Most hunters don’t care about that as much as I do. So as stated before, every person has their list of good and bad traits.
You got the idea and in many ways my way of thinking, and obviously we have similarity in the type hounds we prefer. I can't say when but as soon as i have my health back up to par we shall get togather and run some hounds.Are you starting completely over? Or do you have some of what you produced in previous years? Why do I ask?
I guess part of the reason is how would you start from ground zero? You would probably not study pedigrees? You might as a start? But I suspect you would be selecting the next foundation hounds from what you saw running?
What would you look for? The ability to hunt, find their own rabbit? A hard hunter that isn’t going to get tired and come back to you without the rabbit? Ability to work with a pack? What would your list of desired traits have on it?
We’re not talking about COI yet. We have to get our traits locked in before we can ever even consider tightening up on them. Right?
Cloning, when you know without a doubt, the coloration, size and actions, prior to delivery of a litter..than i would consider you have a bloodline? Does that match any breeder or line of beagles you have know;edge of??