> No, you can't take the statement
> that cryptorchidism is highly
> heritable and extrapolate it into
> the statement that all
> cryptorchids are highly fertile,
> or even moderately fertile.
> A cryptorchid is often
> sub-fertile, not fertile. This
> means he can breed with less
> success than a normal bull.
> This still does not make the
> cryptorchid an animal you want for
> breeding. And, most farmers don't
> want the trait, because it can be
> difficult and sometimes expensive
> to castrate a cryptorchid. No
> farmer needs or wants more expense
> and trouble.
> We had one cryptorchid & put
> him in the freezer.
I did a search and an agricultural bulletin said cryptorchids are nearly as fertile as normal bulls, and did you know t.b racehorses are sometimes partly castrated, one testicle removed, because some believe they will run faster in hot weather if they are not knocking together? Sounds wacky but I didn't make it up. They will still be used as studs. Thanks, I will be putting him in the freezer, but don't they all end up there sooner or later?