Letters from the Front Line:Lia: For one, I thank Chris to do this work and publish his opinion about it. People like him, with an extensive knowledge about dog breeding do us all a favor by sharing what they know.. Pedigrees are public domain and fair game to be...kathy bittorf: You folks need to see what happens to COI when a breed has been in closed registry for 100 years with breeders with no imagination or knowledge how to breed except to follow the fashion and fad of five to ten year...kathy bittorf: Chris wish my origin Landrace breed of Scotish and English foundation had anyone that was writing beyond a “Third World Education” for such knowledge of next breeding.to protect my breed. It would be a God...Christopher: The COI *is* in and of itself a sign of something negative! It’s a measure of the degree of genetic diversity that has been lost by choosing to breed relatives instead of assortative mating methods. It’s a...Jennifer: I was born and raised on a small family holding — and have had experience with all manner of operations. While individual farmers may keep their “pet” (and this goes for chickens too), most large commercial...Lia: Jennifer There are no fast rule with farmers. The Highland ox was kept on a fairly large dairy operation run very professionally. I cant say that I have seen the same on chicken farms so far. From my experience working...Christopher: Yes, the whole “ice bridge will save them” logic didn’t really work out. The wolf went the other way, off the island, and promptly died.Jennifer: The difference is that cows (and horses) have a different fertility cycle than dogs (or cats). Probably has something to do with only having, usually, one offspring and a long gestation period. They can remain remarkably...Jen Robinson: According to this article, the Isle Royale wolf population is now down to eight (or maybe seven, not clear how Isabelle’s departure and death is counted) BUT three of the population are under one year of age....Lin: http://www.border-wars.com/201 4/02/would-you-still-do-it-if- no-one-knew.html “They’d disappear if you forgot the myth they’re tying to sell you, like Narnia.” Narnia doesn’t disappear if noone believes in it....Lin: As an inbred burden on society and my caring family (a father who has already left and a mother who will no doubt abandon me eventually) with psychological and physical issues common to my ethnic group, more so in the more inbred...
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