Ebony has a wonderful energy, upbeat personality, and is willing to go anywhere and do anything with us. She is a wonderful farm addition, and enjoys all animals we've introduced her to, is gentle, kind, and obedient. We hope to see more of this brought to our future generations.
By outcrossing to Ebony's genetics, and then bringing her offspring back into our program and breeding to our Rough Collies, we are lowering the COI in future generations, and adding more allele into the genetics also. (simply put) This ensures type remains consistent, but promotes longevity in collie breed because the Rough Collie breed is down to 1 allele for most and a few with 2 allele. (mostly located in the UK) Having only 1-2 allele puts the entire breed at risk if a disease were to affect the breed. I don't understand all about genetics, but we are proud of Ebony and these will be amazing Collies which will be registered with our Wind Whispers Farm Registry.
These are some of Ebony's photos growing up...
Now here is what you've been waiting for... Ebony's puppies with our Hurricane...
Thank you for sharing in our joys and accomplishments! We are so proud of them!
Marc & Suzi
@ Wind Whispers Farm, LLC