Originally Posted by Bettas Rule
LOL You are saying that the only reason that female won was because Sherolyn knows the judge?....Wow.
BTW how am I taking the credit from the original breeder?? I always state who I buy fish from in my spawns logs and I have never claimed to be some great breeder. I am trying to be a great breeder, but I am far from it right now as I lack the quality of stock that most show breeders have as well as the knowledge base. Which is why I pick Sherolyn's brain every time I see her, I consider her my mentor when it comes to bettas. We all have to start somewhere, and I know I am doing a good job especially considering I just started doing this. You may expect me to be creating show stoppers in my first spawns but I know better. I have more realistic goals for myself.
I also list all of fish on my website and the information includes whether or not I bred the fish or not. I go out of my way to show respect to the original breeders, and I really resent you making that blind statement in anger. I have not been rude to you nor have I insulted you. I Only stated my opinion, and backed it up with facts and quotes. You just made blind accusations in anger.
I've seen the fish Sherolyn used to create that BOS male and I'm not surprised she took BOS.
It takes a long time to create a show winning line. Years. As BettasRule said Rome was not built in a day but a line can fall with just one spawn. It takes years of work to maintain a line and one bad cross can ruin it for generations.
My whites are from Chaba so it's still his line IMO. However I'm breeding them in a way I can produce a lot of nice fish. It won't be my line until I purchase another pair and interbreed them to create my own line.
BettasRule has Sherolyn as a mentor. I CANNOT stress the importance of finding a local breeder to learn from. I learned a lot from Linda Olson even though I had a few spawns before I met her. If newbies cannot find a local breeder, they're not looking hard enough (there's breeders everywhere!).