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Re: Species Maintenance (was mixing locations)
Karl Doering wrote:
> Catherine I love your enthusiasm about sp. maintenance most of use felt
> that way once .I will contact you in 5 years about the walkeri gh-2.If you
> still have them . or to find out if your still in the hobby.????
That's a great point, Karl. I took on the GH2 from Roger Langton about 4 or
5 years ago.
When my 2 local breeders got ill and injured, I decided to use the power of
the internet to try to do it on a non-local basis. I now have, as GH2
coordinator, three other breeders in three different states. They all know I
was feeling burned out, but enthusiasm like Catherine's has bouyed my
spirits quite a bit. We four communicate frequently via a private mail list.
I think a minimum of two years and a maximum of five is a good level of
involvement with KCC in any one species. Personal habits of fishroom
practice can do some unfortunate selection if we don't spread them out and
do frequent swaps before moving on. Too short a time and no useful
contribution can be made, tho.
By sometime next year, I hope that one of the present group will take the
coordinator responsibility for the WAL GH2 and I'll move on to something I
have seen less of, recently. I may always have them in my fishroom, they are
gorgeous, but that's considerably different from being responsible to the
hobby for them and their genetic heritage. We have gotten them to about F30,
looking just like Scheel's pictures. That's something we, as the KCC and
AKA, can be proud of, IMO.
Catherine and David and Doug have made the committment, so don't be
surprised to see them around in a few years, if not doing GH2, maybe some
other species. :-)
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 612-1467
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