Hummer, Amy, and Frida all came back clear for PRCD and PLL.
Exciting test results!
The optigen test results for Ellie Rose and Margie have come back. Both girls are PLL-clear and PRCD-carrier. Those results should show up on the OFA site in the next couple of weeks.
This is a fascinating article on the genetics of the bite.
The form of deafness found in ACDs and bite issues cannot be tested for. They are a product of the mixed genes of the parents.
Here at Bullhead Kennels we realize that our breeding program is just one long experiment. We never blame one parent or the other for throwing an undesirable trait. Instead, we measure the severity of the issue and correct in a manner we find suitable.
If one bad gene is culled all the good ones attached to it are culled too.