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MY FAVORITE LINKS
ANGELFIRE and FREE HOME PAGE/ Always Free and 5MEGS
Home of the Dixie Genepoole & DIXIE FANTAIL CLUB MASTER BREEDER/JIM ERVIN
THE NEW GENEPOOLE PAGE/GENETICS in PRACTICE
PIGEON CITY HOME of THE CENTRAL FANTAIL CLUB;ALABAMA AND OKLAHOMA PIGEON CLUBS JUST THE BEGINNING AND UNDER CONSTRUCTION
THE DIXIE FANTAIL CLUB/Affiliated with the NPA
OTHER HOME of DIXIE GENEPOOL/Gerald Ballinger
CFC MASTER BREEDER of FANTAILS/BOB VINCENT/his mentor-Egon Thiel
FANTAILS/LABS/QUARTER HORSES/AND PAST PRESIDENT of CCFC
THE DIXIE NEWS WEB PAGE/There are two pages /See links on genepolle main page.
DIXIE FANTAIL CLUB WINTER SHOW COMING SOON
THE GENEPOOLE PROJECTS PAGE/SORRY NO SADDLES...ELEMENTARY ??
HOME of RARE and STANDARD COLORED FANTAILS
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The critera set fourth, here, will reveal something to each of us? Certainly; in our own Breeding Program. JANUARY ,2002...a 2001 BRED BROWN LACED AMERICAN FANTAIL. tHE 25TH DIXIE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, HELD IN FORT PAYNE , ALABAMA SAW A CLASS OF 14 (fs)LACE TAILS IN BLACK AND BROWN SELF. mANY WERE LOWER, WITH BETTER BODY DEPTH,REACH, TIPPY TOED ATTITUDE. EXCEPTING FOR TAIL SIZE; THE (fs//fs) LACE AND SPOT TAIL FANTAILS ARE REALISTIC. THE DREAM & MIND'S EYE OF A DECADE AGO(9YRS) OF THE "GENEPOOL ALSO FROM JIM ERVIN'S MINDS EYE. JIM IS A MASTER BREEDER BY ANY DEFINETION.. THE CLUBS', AND BY HIS FRIENDS WHO MAKE HIM A "MASTER BREEDER' OF THE HIGHEST HONORS... HE IS SECOND TO NONE . THE AMERICAN FANTAIL IS THE MOST DIFICULT BREED TO GRADE UP FROM AN OUTCROSS.
THE GENEPOOL, WHICH YOU CREATED HAS TO SAY...salute!! Gerald Ballenger
And, Bob Mckee says THANKS JIM.....for bringing us all a HOBBY that is second to none. And, the Queen of the FANCY with a continued new WARDROBE...OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND PATTERNS KNOWN TO AVES.....LA PIGEON!
The spot tail on my URL has some ts expression , a very bally' body...lacks tight pocket...and leg lock in; but hopefully she will carry on the great work of JIM ERVIN, MR GENEPOOL....
this page is dedicated to JIM ERVIN and his Loft MANAGER..Elaine ERVIN.....
First, we must realize that, Modenas are King bred since the 1960's. Prior to that, we had a totally different type of Modena! Further, to substantiate, a claim, that fantails can be Selected & bred small, low and round..without the Mod infusions; well, neither of the two separate genomes has produced such fantails.
We will not concede that Modena infusions will make the desired IDEAL fantail.But, we also, did not mention that, in the quest for good colorations; many breed crosses were made. So, that, possibly, NOONE, at this time can say What the Modens has contributed? The Genepoole, has produced some very lovaly , SMALL, balley , tight thin winged larktails. Even, the Oriental Frill has maybe contributed to our quest for, small, baseball to softball sized body's with lines, underbelly and carriage / motion...
When I coach, I try to impart many things to the children; but, one thing is: If you don't know about something; it is best to keep quient and learn. I mean,approach it like they are correct...approach it negatively; but, be prepared to submit PROOF that the infusions made by the NORTH AMERIAN GENEPOOLE & before them: THE PGN guys from back when! IE Smity, Teldwell, Hasz,Gosh, so many, we fear are forgotten.?
We will, post here: PROOF that "roundness" can be approached & accomplished without Mod crosses. We submit: EXHIBIT A & B....B, is simply the last generation of the TITANS, by NATIONAL FANTAIL BOARD DIRECTOR, BOB VINCENT.
The above picture reads: "Is this Approaching ROUND?"......The answer given so far: Yes, she is ! But, we are now asking about underbelly dimension? Yes, she seems to have plenty of that? Further, what will we breed to correct the pinched legs. Should we , also, increase the length of leg? And, should we now apply Lance Christienson's muscle and ligament theory? Ok, we might agree? WHAT PHENOTYPES, OR if you prefer; What PIECES of GENO-PHENO/types will you breed to this TYPE of HEN, toooo correct this carriage & motion 25 points problem?
Fri, 31 Dec 1999 21:17:47 -0600
(editor) You need the power from the crosses.(muscle, bit more length of leg, to allow body to drop between legs; find pivot point.( The genepoolers need to re read the Vincent story on the White cock that was changing from UP TYPE to low rounder, right in front of the JUDGE...He thru it OUT!!!
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At the present time, Gerald Ballenger,and, Jim Ervin and Elaine Ervin
maintain both Standard colored fantails; as well, The RARE colors listed on our main page.
SEE HERE what this homer/fantail cross can breed YOU ALL!!This is a spread, brown fantail.
In the future we will add pictures, and this Page is still under construction by
This is a frill stencil fantail cross that IS the "TOP PRIORITY of the DIXIE GENE POOL. This 30 feathered fantail(Hollander's definetion of a fantail)was bred down from Oriental Frill. This bird may also be toy stencil due to the combined ts and fs genes within the breed . The "Genepoole" will endeaver to develop Rare Colored fantails with the NEW TYPE PHENOTYPE. "Down Shod" is another term that describes the phenotype of a Fantail at times;but with down shod, it usually means- all the time.ie verses a "front leaner" that sometimes matures to a walking/talking fantail. You say, fantails don't talk! I say, they do; and, they tell it like it is;"Mother Nature", that is! Joe Quinn always said(likely still does?) " Mother Nature is a Bitch".
Joe Quinn , Lester Paul Gibson ,Dave Rhinehart were Pre Spearheading. Lester Paul presently does the Genetics News Letter. He also has a book that everyone should have in his Library. Willard Hollander was everyone's "mentor". now a retired geneticist...recently receiving another Award for his dedication and excellence in Pigeon genetics. We don't believe that we could have progressed without our Mentor..We Thank Willard Hollander Ph D Retired...for this Dedication to the Pigeon Hobby. Thanks "DOC".
This was in the mind of James ERVIN, when he first came to the National Young Bird Show in 1974? The "SIXERS" have come and gone, done their big winning,and, mostly faded away! James, however, has brought to the forefront,something which POLITICS can't take away! The Antiquity...is gone, but it played a very important role!Let's us critique the "NEW LOGO"! THE NEW LOGO is in place,and;we think it is phenominal! The Creativity, as well, the mechanics of a scanner and pc is astronomical! You all can understand the descriptive adjectives! But, beyond the words,can we see the significance of the design of the LOGO, as well?(The SCIENCE of it ALL!) to JIM.A Very NICE LOGO......Very!
When a "GENEPOOLER" SELECTS at the end of a breeding season;he/she looks for the best of a color project group. He does NOT just pick the best of all the colors and Families together.(well, you can, "IF" all of your fans are equal in quality)What happens when you do this?( THE "SIXER METHODISM")You destroy all the "USEFUL birds needed to continue your time and hard work getting to this point. (Sixers are REFINERS! Genepoolers are Sixers after years of Point Blending and proper Selection and Culling.
JIM ERVIN"S NEW LOFT. A BIG LOFT...more specs!THE Floor TYPE, of course it was "QUESTIONED" by the Top CRITIC.Here's how that goes! JIM says that this design is what the Broiler Industry uses.It was done to specification.THE Upper part: Heavy gauge wire outside,snakeproof without electric fence. Six pens 8 by 16 feet.Automatic waters/NO AISLES!"SIXERS"..... BEWARE the IDES of MARCH!!!!
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We welcome Ron Costa to the "Genepoole". He has always believed that Rare colors in Fans is a long row to hoe! But, after seeing, and seeing is believing, some of the results on the "GenePool" Pages; says he has to become part of it all! So Be it! The Truth is a Virus and Ron had made some crosses a long time ago, as a Novice.
The Tail Mark Project has fallen by the wayside, and we don't expect anything on them this year. A very complicated set of genome/multiple pairs and Penatrance altercations. Invisable genes, and, mosaic's !! This project will definetly take some time; unless we start with a fan TM and a cross TM with the genome set.(This was worked out by ERVIN, and a very cold beer....on a very hot summer's night, and , all the Honey Dew's(Do's) completed!!!!
is as hot a color today ,as Alabama, summer heat! BUT, we all seem to be having difficulty's hatching and raising squabs. Why? Maybe some high inbreeding Coefficients,maybe an inherited weakness, disease, worms, or, all of these ??/ Pommer, in Canada has crossed to unrelated cocks and hens,for a decade, to eliminated this weakness. To his dismay, as well our own , The link has not really been broken? A sport in the genepoole and originating in ma//ma bred fans has produced two fertile cocks(short coupled, and we hate this) IT is interesting that the nest mate, an Od cock , went to "Baby Cakes". It is even more interesting, that the sib hen wasn't Od! And, further...took three years of test mating to find out she was r//. and not Od!!! Amazing...IN the event(this #383 oh IS NINE YEARS OLD!!
that we would have cut this hen to reduce numbers and potentiate type...Well, you can see it!
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