I know about breeding and showing of dogs, I have a champion pembroke welsh corgi who has rock solid conformation (She has even won group placements) but I am having difficulties finding a good boy for her because she comes from stock lines instead from a bloodline who has been champions for generations so no breeders want to introduce their dogs with her "mixed blood". That is pretty much calling her a pet quality or mutt. It is a very difficult, political world the dog show is. But I digress.
I do not want to see betta breeding become this, I entered the breeding of bettas for my own personal enjoyment and because Anna is retired and I needed something to fill the time I used to groom and train her. I love reading any spawn logs, whether it be from pet bettas or from a show line. EVERY betta, regardless of quality, tail-type and form has their own problems for VT's it would be re-homing the entire spawn, for HM's its worrying about retaining the spread to be considered a HM's and hoping they don't become tailbiters or get blown finnage. The first betta I considered spawning? The one in my avatar and he is less than ideal for a breeding male, so what. I had many people who wanted the fry because his coloring in person was beautiful. Unfortunately, he passed away during a bacterial outbreak I had from our municipal tap-water which killed almost all of my fish I had at the time. So in my own opinion, as long as someone is willing to put in the effort to raise the fry from start to finish I am with them all the way. In the dog show world, they tell you to spay/neuter your dog and never think about showing him/her because they will never win a title or get their championship. I had a breeder come up and tell that right to my face about Anna before we went into the ring. Guess what happened, we beat her entered female and took Best of Winners for the major. So do not believe in the people that tell you cannot do something, because you can if you are willing to put the effort in you can surely succeed.
That is my rant, I am done now and I will go back in my corner and clean my jars.
I hope to see new spawn logs soon, one that documents with pictures and tells the stories and the knowledge they have experienced.
Last edited by Sincerely; 07-14-2012 at 11:22 PM.