May 1999


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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 8 May 1999 06:37:00 -0400
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At 4:11 AM -0400 5/8/99, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>That is sad about the hw positive little sheltie and nice of border collie
>rescue to take him in (surprised sheltie rescue didn't take him.  ASSA has a
>nat'l well-funded network of rescues.)

        well, he ended up with BC rescue because someone thought he was a
BC - he was black and white and all black and white collie dogs are BCs, we
all know that.... This particular BC rescue was none too pleased but they
did try to save him. I never even saw a picture of him. Some BC folks
thought he was a BC, Dr. Nick at BC rescue was sure he was all sheltie...
sort of a moot point now, alas.

>Yes, the bi-color gene has always been preserved within the sheltie breed,
>and is alive and well there!  I do many pedigrees on bi-blacks and bi-blues,
>many champions.  (The sheltie breed's perversity is the discrimination
>against color-marked white, altho a faction within the breed is opposed to
>this ruling and would like to restore white as an acceptable color.)

        it is funny how certain colours come and go out of fashion. Does
anyone know when the last black and tan collie disappeared from the breed,
or when the last B&T show winner was. Does B&T ever show up in collies at
all? I would think it would occassionally in a liter of tris. Was B&T ever
a sheltie colour?
>Do you happen to know of Meg Walker's whereabouts and/or current email

        not me, maybe Gina can come through on that one....