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Re: [Killietalk] N & R
Suzy Conklin wrote:
I'm not sure if I got the answer to my questions, or maybe I
didn't ask them quite right. But you mentioned the N&R "Committee" was
re-started by "US" here in NWKillies, am I to take that
as the NWKillies "IS" the N&R Committee, and that was kind of my
original question. So if I were apart of NWKillies then would I
automatically be part of the N&R Committee and could trade with others
I'm going to take the liberty of answering, even if I'm not Brian, and
not part of new and rare. Brian may disagree with what I say, but hey.
NW killies is a regional club. My understanding is some people (with
Brian at the fore) in it decided to take on the difficult task of
running the N&R committee for the AKA. Others in NW killies may sell
their rare fish on Aquabid, which is no way an AKA "thing". Aquabid and
commerces have nothing direct to do with the AKA. If another NW killies
member has spent a pile of his own money collecting rarities and is
selling them privately, that's his business. Don't confuse the two. I
think that's part of the problem here. Apples and oranges in one basket,
IF, the N&R Committee is no more than the AKA members selling
their fish, then my concern
right away was it was sounding like a "Good Ole' Boy Network". And in
any case, why have a
committee when the N&R seem to be showing up on the Internet or at
I have "new and rare" fish no one in the AKA has. There's a border
between Canadian me and you. I can't mail my fish to you. I could to
N&R, which could handle the shipping costs with the airlines and the
import permits the US govt demands. Another breeder, say in the US,
could sell rare fish directly to N&R, who could in effect break down the
old boys network by reselling them. I see it as a central clearing house
type function - lots of work for the people who take it on. It's a newly
restarted committee, and I think they're building it up as best they can.
At the meeting they weren't sure, but hadn't thought anything had
been listed for quite some time, again, what purpose is the "Committee"
The committee didn't exist for some time. No one volunteered. . At one
time it was a major part of every BNL listing, and I personally hope it
will be again.
I believe I saw 9 species in the WCW show listed as from the N&RSC
and a couple from the NWK, I'm assuming that would be NWKillies??. Since
they were entered, were they auctioned, and if so, are they planning to
be listed from the "Committee" anytime soon?
I assume if the N&RSC gets them, they'll be available. I ordered a fish
from N&R yesterday, from the members area of the website. It is a very
rare fish I've wanted to see for a long time. Made my day.
far as who is working with what, all I have to do is look on the
Internet at show results etc.
Well, I have never participated in a fish show and don't have a website.
Very few of the killie breeders I know ever have exhibited fish out of
their local area, have websites or list. You're not going to get an
accurate picture of the rarities in the hobby from show listings. I can
see the value of putting pairs in the convention show, where they are
donations to the AKA for others to have a shot at, but showing fish has
no appeal for a lot of people who enjoy breeding killies. There are
always people who put big listings in the BNL, others who show fish
often, some who concentrate on raising labour intensive oddities, some
who run committees to keep the AKA going, some who wild-collect, some
who write about their fish and others who photograph them. I know no one
with the free time to do all of the above, but if you look at the AKA as
a whole, it gets done .
Gary in Montreal.
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