: Congratulations on your placements of Swagger
: and Tonka. This, gentlemen, is what is
: meant by a NICK, ie a breeding that is equal
: to or better than the better of the parents.
I'm not sure that the product of a nick has to be "equal to or better than the parents," just that it has to produce multiple winners every time the parents are bred. At least that's how I've always understood it. One parent could be a Nat. Champ. but that doesn't mean all (or any) of the offspring have to be Nat. Champions in order to call it a nick.
And you're right, a niche is something else entirely!