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Re: Mimi and Ellie's Girls 3-9-13
For your particular breeding program, assuming you are working toward type, not color and purely based on heads, I like Bonnie, Tina, and Trixie, in that order. However, to me, it seems like you have to keep the fawn and the brindle out of Mason and Ellie, or place them in a home where their genes will be redistributed. Ellie's genes are special because they are outside traditional fawn pedigrees. I'm starting to be very concerned with the lack of genetic diversity in fawns.
The major issue with breeding black & white into fawn is that you immediately insert the genes on one locus that prevents the expression of fawn. However, if we can't find a nice looking, sound brindle to outcross to we have to use the b&w. Then to regain the fawn, we almost have to breed back into our own fawns, which creates a big problem, in the long run. JMO