- Feb 10, 2022
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- NW Arkansas, W South Dakota
I don't understand how and why the breed associations have become so lax. But even worse is how the public, the people involved in using animals and buying animals and paying MORE for registered animals.. are so comfortable with "registered" animals that are crossbreeds. The whole "designer dog" thing is just another name for MUTT and it's crazy how people have come to be not just willing but enthused about paying more for mutts than for purebreds. And it's that same for cattle. I don't give a flip about how many eighths or sixteenths an animal is... if it isn't pure it's a crossbreed. Making up some kind of bogus registration association is just one more scam people are swallowing.Breeds like angus didn’t double in size from their 100 s of year’s average overnight without some outside blood. And if you think it stopped there and then you are a fool.
Zero reason right now for every breed registery not to require parental dna verification of every animal registered. Technology is available at a reasonable cost.
Big difference between a pure bred animal and a registered animal.
The whole point to registration and the idea of pure lines within a specific breed is that you can count on results. White udders on black Angus cattle mean they are likely to be crossed with something else. Even when crossbreeding if you were using two purebred lines from different breeds you could reasonably count on reliable outcomes.
It's no wonder so many herds are crap. No one can count on the genetics they could once expect. And EPDs only further cloud the issue if they are assigned to crossbred bulls.
It's all loose thinking, and I suspect CAB started the ball rolling with their idiocy.