: I will say that I am on the opposite side of
: that theory Harry.
: I have NEVER had a dog flag on libbies or
: refuse to point them, etc that you hear
I had a b###h years ago with a lot of Elhew (her sire was a dbl grson of Marksman, her dam a grdau of Jungle and Gonsmoke) that looked like a statue on wild birds but who flagged on every box quail she ever pointed!! Never got over it. Other than that she was a decent dog: beautiful conformation, ran really big, tail straight up on wild birds etc. She had a few puppy placements, a derby placement or two but no shooting dog. And her pups flagged. (I only bred her once) Her mama was the same way, perfect on wild birds, flagged on box quail. I hunted both a lot in S Alabama, killed a lot of quail over nice points with both of them as they both were good birdfinders and broke easy.