Any one to able to read letter would like to see this .
I believe you may be referring to the letter I wrote (Jeff Chambers) and I'm not sure what the "berry" is regarding. The letter's intent is simply and as stated a plea to PDCA members that wish to have their animals continue in a registry beyond the near future and themselves should consider having their registrations transferred to the ADCA soon and while it is still practical.
Any intimidation perceived in the letter is of a cloth other than from which it was formed.
I have heard that there has been substantial movement after publication so it has in part already served its purpose by preserving genetics that would over the long term potentially have been lost to the national pedigreed herd.
I would like to remind PDCA members that ADCA is NOT their only option. . . . . if in fact they need an option.
The effort to record and preserve the genetics of the breed was began by Legacy and NOT supported by either ADCA or PDCA. It was not until ADCA realized that Legacy was "on to something that was leaving them way behind the eight ball" that a decision was made to begin a modified effort. Where were you in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Jeff? As a matter of fact, what year did you begin genotyping any animal in your herd that was not required by ADCA? All the early herds that genotyped with Legacy recognized the value to their individual herds and to the breed as an entirety and did so voluntarily.
I personally tried to collect samples of all the oldest animals in the breed and was willing to foot the cost to test them, and even then there was opposition from ADCA, and on at least one occasion I believe you also hindered the effort Jeff. How am I to think that you have any abiding concern relevant to the genotyping of Dexters other than that which serves your ADCA ambitions?
Jeff, you had rights with ADCA in 2004, and you have rights with PDCA if a member. With ADCA you are a member of an OLIGARCHY with only the rights the ADCA leadership chooses to bestow on you. Owners and breeders have NO say on the future of their breed or their herds by giving ADCA control. From 2005 until 2014, ADCA knowingly kept secret the fact that Saltaire Platinum was an upgraded bull, in fact. . . not even a purebred bull.
In that time period a minimum of 40 per cent of Dexter bloodlines established in America where upgrading is not permitted were outcrossed with descendents of a non-purebred bull under their leadership. Indeed, ADCA . . . is absolutely to be feared. More so if you are a horned Dexter.
The Legacy registry has your back PDCA members! In order to have an option. . . . . . you need to support your option. When you fear and give in to the bully on the block, you increase the bully power.
Minor breeds like Dexters can just barely support one registry per country. ADCA is the largest registry of Dexters on the planet and has been around since 1957. The ADCA is run by all of us members who nominate and vote for fellow members to represent us all. Every member has an equal say in how we run things, and the ADCA leadership (which rotates regularly among us members) is very good at listening to ideas from all members. ADCA will still be here when the others go belly up. The other organizations are too dependent on too few individuals to survive for the long run. Dexter Cows not registered in the ADCA, are at risk of being lost to the breed forever, when those other struggling fly-by-night organizations fail.
"Gee, I sure miss cascades inane comments and fabrications." said No One, ever...
If you want to have some fun, go to Kirk's FB group that he started "Dexter Cattle Breeders". I won't join because I'm sort of responsible for having Kirk banned from the Enthusiasts site with my "shortie of the day" posts, and he needs his "safe space" to spout his anti chondro rhetoric, along with some of his like minded friends. One very interesting post was regarding the tendency of polled Dexter bulls to have loose sheaths and excessive prepuce exposure. I thought the polled gene worked all by itself and didn't introduce any other characteristics or traits that hitched a ride into the Dexter breed? And it turns out that other polled breeds have the same issues. Hmmm...quite a coincidence!
By the way, our 15 year old chondro carrier Louise had a beautiful little non-chondro heifer calf a month or so ago. She is the girl that had twin bull calves last year. We are so happy to have finally gotten a heifer from Louise, that we're going to keep her, even though she's a non-carrier of chondro.