Breeder Behavior

Breeder Behavior By Jack Mauldin

Breeder Behavior

We will not support any breeder that has not been honest with the industry. Here are some of the examples that have resulted in our staying away from specific breeder genetics.

  • There was a major breeder that was caught putting incorrect “date of birth” on pedigrees so their young kids would be able to compete with younger kids in the 0-3 or 3-6 month old classes. They had stated to other breeders that you have to do that if you really want to rack up show points fast. The association removed them from the association and from being an ABGA judge. Unfortunately, the very next week after being removed from the association, they went to a show and was one of the major winners. The association had no rules that would keep the person from showing even though they were no longer in the association and had knowingly put incorrect info on the pedigree. The association ended up creating a new rule to help prevent breeders like that from showing their animals in the future. Unfortunately, all the breeder did was put the animals in one of their families name and continued to show. If that breeder was to offer us the greatest animal in the world for free, we would not accept it.
  • Another breeder was accused of changing the bloodlines in a pedigree a year after selling the animal. This was done without the buyer ever being told by the original breeder or the association that the change had been made.
  • Several breeders that do natural flushes, were found to have kids date of births varying more than 30 days a part. It was believed that not all of the kids really came from the doe. They were just listed as coming from the doe to help gather show points for Ennobling the doe.
  • Some breeders have been known to register a fullblood doe as a percentage doe so the doe could show against potentially lower quality animals.

All of the names of those type of breeders are in the back of our mind and we will not purchase or utilize any of the genetics that are associated with them. Each breeder must determine if they want to use those genetics or support breeders that have a reputation for not being honest with the industry.