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Re: [RC] To breed or not to breed - DVeritas

In a message dated 3/8/2003 1:49:01 PM Mountain Standard Time, heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

And you think that doesn't happen in the stock breeds?  I had Paint and QH
clients breeding by shipped semen to the "flash in the pan" sire of the
moment without even SEEING the horse, and getting shorted on shipped semen
because the people were breeding 250 mares IN ONE SEASON  to these
stallions.  YES, many of these foals end up in the killer pen, eventually,
even as some of their paternal half-siblings are reaping the rewards of
stardom.  And if you don't believe this is happening in your breed, you'd
better hang out at some of the big stallion stations in the midwest and
California, and watch the Equitainers go out the door every day!  This isn't
about percentages--when a stallion puts THAT many babies on the ground, he
doesn't NEED percentages.  SOME will be stars, simply by random luck

Wonderful post, Heidi.