When breeding coon hounds it is onerous to make that “good” match that can kick out a litter of all tremendous stars that begin working and treeing their very own coon at 6 months previous and break up treeing at 9 months previous. Actually, that’s normally fairly unusual though I’ve hunted and owned coon canines that had been like this, they’re few and much between.
When crossing completely different coon canine bloodlines it will possibly generally be like enjoying the lottery. My expertise in breeding coon hounds is that “line-breeding” works greatest. Line-breeding is solely crossing comparable bloodlines. For instance they could have the identical grand-sire. Or possibly their grand-dams had been litter mates or cousins. Or they may merely simply have the identical canine or its brother/sister present up someplace of their 7 era pedigree. These crosses could be as shut as half brother and sisters being bred. Actually, I owed a Treeing Walker Coon Hound whose mother and father had been each sired by Gr. Nt. Ch. Hicountry’s Nite Warmth and he was a fairly stable hound. Nonetheless, I do not advocate line-breeding this shut.
My expertise in breeding coon canines has proven that one of the best line-breeding cross is the breeding of first cousins. Which means one of many mother and father of the breeding pair can be brothers and/or sisters. The commonest being the sires of the breeding pair can be brothers. Nonetheless, I have to be aware that when doing this it’s essential to select high quality bloodlines. The explanation this works so good is as a result of it doubles up on the genetics. This implies the puppies usually tend to have the identical qualities as their ancestors. So this additionally stands true for the destructive qualities. So in case you are breeding first cousins who’ve lots of destructive qualities the probabilities are doubled that the coon hound puppies can have these similar destructive qualities.
Now, how do I do know this works? It is extremely straightforward for many who observe coon canine bloodlines. I used to co-own a Treeing Walker Coon Hound stud canine identify Gr. Nt. Ch. Abbot’s Bawling Insurgent who’s now recognized to be a confirmed reproducer. Bawling Insurgent was bred to a number of daughter’s of Gr. Nt. Ch. Fashionable Harry who was owned by Tim Ball. Essentially the most well-known of those crosses produced high quality coon hounds reminiscent of Gr. Nt. Ch. Fashionable Platinum (bought for $30,000), Twin Grand Ch. Fashionable Gold (one other confirmed reproducer), and plenty of others. Bawling Insurgent’s sire was Gr. Nt. Ch. Ole South’s Fashionable Insurgent and was a brother to Ball’s Fashionable Harry. The checklist of hounds that come from simply this cross and comparable ones can justify the advantages of line-breeding first cousins. However this is only one explicit bloodlines of 1000’s which have used this efficiently. The Wipeout bloodline of coon canines is one other good instance.
In conclusion, when determined to breed your coon hounds you must strongly contemplate discovering a top quality first cousin mate. This may improve your possibilities of producing a top quality litter of coon hounds.