- Dec 7, 2005
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- NE Saskatchewan
Coyote":1q3qaz95 said:My example would be if that animal that was introduced into Shorthorn, had a defect like TH it would be in there for a very long time as we are finding out.
Even if an animal was 255/256 I believe TH would still be present, but I maybe wrong.
Point taken, Coyote. There would be some left, unless you were specifically selecting away from the traits that were bred in from outside the line. Thankfully something like TH is easily eliminated (carrier on both sides = dead calf), if we can convince the Shorthorn Association to quit registering ANYTHING TH positive.
Anyway, I am against allowing appendix animals into the closed registry, however the beef breeders voice is pretty small when its put up against the show breeders.