Question on Cryptorchids
Ok I, actually, am a long way about thinking of the possibility of breeding Beau ....but looking at "rule out" factors along the way...he does bring great hunt drive and some interesting old Danish lines to the table....but we have many many hoops to go through before getting serious.
His mother has never produced a cryptorchid
His father (who is normal) has, with a different female.
That means there is a chance that Beau *could* carry 1 copy of a gene for cryptorchid - I was told simple recessive; I read it may be polygenetic.
So my question - if one PARENT of a dog who has normal testicles has produced cryptorchid offspring, should the offspring of the dog (who has normal testicles) be pulled from the gene pool?
It is a decent general quesiton I think about other things where a dog may be a carrier of some undesired trait but you don't know whether or not they actually are. Obviously if you discovered they were through the process of breeding, you would strongly consider pulling them.
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