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by highcotton
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Repeat breeding" improves odds?
Replies: 20
Views: 4662

Re: "Repeat breeding" improves odds?

gpblitz wrote:IMO your chances are better on a line breeding repeat since you have a tightened gene pool vs a repeating breeding on a outcross.
I agree. I think that is why I have had success with repeat breedings. I seldom do a drastic outcross.
by highcotton
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Repeat breeding" improves odds?
Replies: 20
Views: 4662

Re: "Repeat breeding" improves odds?

You are exactly right...you will up your odds considerably from a repeat breeding. It's still no sure thing but it does up your odds.

I have done reperats and gotton same and even better quality pups several times.
by highcotton
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Setter or an English Setter
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Llewellin Setter or an English Setter

Both come in all flavors and colors. Both can produce big runners, shoe polishers and everything in between. It's not about English or Llewellin. It's about finding a breeder that produces the type dog you want.

If a breeder tells you one is better than the other...proceed with caution.
by highcotton
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for shotgun
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: looking for shotgun

Here's another vote for the SKB. I like the older fixed choke models. The 100 series or the 200 series. The 100's have splinter forarms and extracters where the 200's have beavertail forearms and ejectors. They are pretty much the same gun otherwise. I have some of both and like them all. I don't li...
by highcotton
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin setter grouse dogs
Replies: 28
Views: 7959

Re: Llewellin setter grouse dogs

That pissing match between the Kings and FDSB was no fun for any of us Llewellin people but things have settled down now for the most part. My personal complaint about the ordeal was the fact that I bought a pup from them just before their suspension. They knew they were going to be suspended and so...
by highcotton
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin setter grouse dogs
Replies: 28
Views: 7959

Re: Llewellin setter grouse dogs

I just bought a 4 dvd set of the old series "hunting with hank" and "dash in the uplands' its a tv series that used to be on. a guy would hunt upland birds with his llewelin setter. he got his setters from KING LLEWELIN SETTERS dashing bondu lines. also they breed with MOUNTAIN VIEW KENNELS you mig...
by highcotton
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin setter grouse dogs
Replies: 28
Views: 7959

Re: Llewellin setter grouse dogs

If I wanted a close working Llewellin with nose I would consider Wilbur Williams in Linclon, IL. His breeding program is designed to produce the kind of dog you describe. I will vouch for him as an honest person.

http://www.williams-llewellins.com/
by highcotton
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite breeder!
Replies: 16
Views: 1850

Re: Favorite breeder!

Brenda (snips on this board) breeds some nice shorthairs.

http://walnuthillgsps.us/
by highcotton
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another GunDog hobby!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3055

Re: Another GunDog hobby!!!!

My avatar dog caught a squirrel when he was a pup and got bit on the nose. He has hated them with a passion ever since. After he was trained as a pointing dog he still showed interest and would sometimes tree while bird hunting. I started shooting them out for him and now have a good dual purpose do...
by highcotton
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Setups
Replies: 16
Views: 4040

Re: Kennel Setups

Cotton, Very nice setup. What kind of houses are those? Uplanders? Mike The houses are Dog Den 2's from Gun Dog Supply. They are well insulated and really are chew proof. The negatives are the galvanized tops and floor panels will rust over time. I ended up putting a good coat of truck bed liner pa...
by highcotton
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Setups
Replies: 16
Views: 4040

Re: Kennel Setups

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by highcotton
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Retirement gun?
Replies: 30
Views: 7051

Re: Retirement gun?

I like having two chokes better than having three shots. I am a big fan of SKB sxs's and o/u's.
That being said I do have a Benelli Ultralight that I use on rainy days. It is a good reliable gun that is pretty much weather proof. For an automatic, It's not too ugly.
by highcotton
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun shyness?
Replies: 10
Views: 2723

Re: Gun shyness?

Duckslayer I have read your posts and I highly suggest for your dogs sake that you find someone to show you what to do...I hope with a little hands on help it will help you a bunch as to what to do and help your dog be the dog you want.. :wink: Your dog needs proper intro to some birds...build that...
by highcotton
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mix Breeds?
Replies: 29
Views: 4110

Re: Mix Breeds?

A friend of mine had an accidental litter from a registered Setter bitch and male Pointer. His son wanted to keep one of the pups as a pet. He was a good looking dog and could have passed for a pure bred pointer. He turned out to be one of the best bird dogs around. In fact he was so good several p...
by highcotton
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mix Breeds?
Replies: 29
Views: 4110

Re: Mix Breeds?

A friend of mine had an accidental litter from a registered Setter bitch and male Pointer. His son wanted to keep one of the pups as a pet. He was a good looking dog and could have passed for a pure bred pointer. He turned out to be one of the best bird dogs around. In fact he was so good several pe...
by highcotton
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Lion Country Supply
Replies: 17
Views: 6874

Re: Lion Country Supply

I was using Gundog Supply long before they had a BB. You just can't beat them for service.
by highcotton
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New photo of my Bodie
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: New photo of my Bodie

Don, that is a beautiful dog and a great photo.
by highcotton
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vet fee question
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Vet fee question

My Vet is a bird hunter. In fact he hunts over a dog he got from me. He fully understands that hunting dog owners are different from fu-fu dog owners and that we do not require the same type service. His understanding of that fact is reflected in the prices he charges hunters.
by highcotton
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter style
Replies: 67
Views: 15066

Re: English Setter style

Sadie is out of Woody's Royacelle Lizzy and Poole's Royacelle Rhett. She is a litter mate sister to Sage (Bucks dam) and a half sister to Alabama Twister.
by highcotton
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter style
Replies: 67
Views: 15066

Re: English Setter style

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by highcotton
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setters/cold weather
Replies: 18
Views: 3725

Re: Setters/cold weather

IMO cold and heat tolerance are genetic to a certain extent. Dogs that are bred for several generations for the grouse woods are likely to be cold tolerant. The dogs we breed here in the South are bred for heat tolerance.
by highcotton
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setters..Ryman or Llwellin-HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 3433

Re: Setters..Ryman or Llwellin-HELP!

I am wondering about Ryman Setters myself. I had a L Setter for about a year. This may be unusual but he drove us crazy with his hyperness. He ended up biting my son which was not entirely the dog's fault. But to those who would say that you can't find a better house dog, I would disagree. Good luc...
by highcotton
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Skunk odor help :(
Replies: 25
Views: 5221

Re: Skunk odor help :(

This method works as well as anything I have tried.

http://www.jlhweb.net/Boxermap/skunk.html
by highcotton
Sat May 28, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Setter
Replies: 44
Views: 8024

Re: Best Setter

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by highcotton
Sat May 28, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Setter
Replies: 44
Views: 8024

Re: Best Setter

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by highcotton
Sat May 28, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Setter
Replies: 44
Views: 8024

Re: Best Setter

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by highcotton
Sat May 28, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Setter
Replies: 44
Views: 8024

Re: Best Setter

EZZY......you have to give that low styled Llewellin a break. I mean look at those backing dogs.

There are also Llewellins that look like this...
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by highcotton
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ithaca 100 20 gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 2210

Re: Ithaca 100 20 gauge

I am a big fan of the older SKB double guns. I have two model 200's which are basically the model 100 with ejectors and a beavertail forearm. I also have a 700 o/u in 20 gauge and a 600 o/u in 410 bore. In several years of heavy use the only repair I have had on any of my SKB's is a broken firing pi...
by highcotton
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: SKB 200E VS 385
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: SKB 200E VS 385

200E hands down for me. They are much lighter and handle much better. New wood can be found at: http://macongunstocks.net/ithaca_shotgu ... ks_73.html
by highcotton
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Topo Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 2546

Re: Topo Maps

I have the DeLorme Topo software. It covers the entire US. When hunting a new area I print a map and also take a compass. I have a bad sense of direction and could not get by without them.
by highcotton
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who Is Your "Go To" Online/Mail Order Store?
Replies: 33
Views: 8676

Re: Who Is Your "Go To" Online/Mail Order Store?

Gun Dog Supply for most things
by highcotton
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone have a Dashing Bondhu from Mountain View Kennels ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3329

Re: Anyone have a Dashing Bondhu from Mountain View Kennels ?

The majority of present day Llewellins will show some Bondhu in their pedigree. The web site you mentioned makes a lot of bold claims. I am not familiar with their dogs but notice they are not FDSB registered. That would be a problem if you ever wanted to do any type field trialing. The photo of Das...
by highcotton
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennels: Tarter, Priefert, Mason, or Magnum?
Replies: 15
Views: 5116

Re: Kennels: Tarter, Priefert, Mason, or Magnum?

I have some Prieferts and after five years they are beginning to rust in the high use areas. I plan to sand blast those areas this Summer and give them a coat of red oxide primer. In over 40 years of kenneling dogs I have yet to find any panels that will hold up more than a few years in those areas ...
by highcotton
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog kennel Pics or plans
Replies: 14
Views: 4765

Re: Dog kennel Pics or plans

Our four run kennel is on concrete with a drain connected to the municipal sewer system. The panels are Priefert and the houses are dog den 2's from Gun Dog Supply. We hose them out twice each day and have very little to no odor. A patio covers half of each run as well as the walkway. In Summer I us...
by highcotton
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What can you tell me about this Pedigree-Lewl???
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: What can you tell me about this Pedigree-Lewl???

Randy and Julie breed good dogs. They pay way more attention to health and temperament issues than most Llewellins breeders. You will get a healthy, good natured pup that will make a bird dog if given the chance.
by highcotton
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: scott kennels vs runs on concrete
Replies: 30
Views: 10448

Re: scott kennels vs runs on concrete

I use concrete runs with Preifert panels and Dog Den II's for adult dogs. I use a home-made version of a SK with a heated whelping nest for raising pups.
by highcotton
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Y'all help me get caught up
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Y'all help me get caught up

Thanks Brenda. I'm glad to be back.
by highcotton
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Y'all help me get caught up
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Y'all help me get caught up

Hi Steve. I have been having some health problems and haven't trialed any this year. Old age is catching up with me. :) I wish all of you good luck and know y'all will have a good time. Arlette, Hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you a happy new year. Did you ever get that knee fixed? Same ser...
by highcotton
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Y'all help me get caught up
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Y'all help me get caught up

After being away for a while I checked in today to find a lot of things have changed around here. Will this mean the annual membership fee will no longer be charged to my AE card? Will the moderaors stay the same?

If all this has been covered previously I apologize.

Charles
by highcotton
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Gaited Mules for Field trialling
Replies: 13
Views: 6608

Re: Gaited Mules for Field trialling

The best bird hunting ride I ever owned was a little gaited mule. He was as bullet proof as any horse and smarter than most. He would jump a fence if you got off and put your hunting coat over the top strand. He was sure footed and had more bottom than any horse I ever owned. If you think horses are...
by highcotton
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: youth gun needed
Replies: 32
Views: 8313

Re: youth gun needed

Just my opinion..but single shot hammer guns are dangerous in the hands of kids. Those hammer springs can be too strong for youngsters to handle safely. They also kick like a mule.

A good gas operated semi-auto in 28 or 20 gauge would be my choice.
by highcotton
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Electronic Collar?
Replies: 39
Views: 5274

Re: Best Electronic Collar?

I have been using TT since the 70's. Can't speak for the other brands because I have never used them. I have upgraded several times to get new design features but have never had one to quit on me.

I did try the innotec launchers and backing dog rig. It's all crap.
by highcotton
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Modifying vintage guns
Replies: 13
Views: 3744

Re: Modifying vintage guns

[quote="Dave Quindt"]I guess the question you have to answer is "do I want a heirloom that's unaltered but will sit in the safe or do I want an heirloom that's slightly altered (but not visible) but is usable and can be enjoyed in the field?" If this is a post WWII standard grade 12 gauge in anythin...
by highcotton
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: No more SKB's
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: No more SKB's

fordman wrote:I just picked up a 585 12 gauge new in box for 600.00 :D .
WHERE?
by highcotton
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Talk to me about Lewellins
Replies: 17
Views: 2724

Re: Talk to me about Lewellins

I have a plain old FDSB bred setter, so it is still not from any bloodlines involving just show stock, although some really like the dual purpose dogs. I too did some research on the Llewellins and Rymans before buying this dog, but felt that there'd be more diff. between litters than "groups" like...
by highcotton
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Talk to me about Lewellins
Replies: 17
Views: 2724

Re: Talk to me about Lewellins

I'm not sure what I have done to gain this "Expert" status. There are several people that were breeding Llewellins before I learned to spell Llewellin. I do think they are great dogs and there are many good breeders. The most important thing is to work with your breeder. Make sure he/she knows exact...
by highcotton
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what info. on collar id plate
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: what info. on collar id plate

Name
city and state
cell phone
reuqires medication
by highcotton
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First shotgun - used how - still have it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: First shotgun - used how - still have it?

I recovered a handgun this past yeat that was stolen along with my truck in 1989.
by highcotton
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need Kennel Ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 9748

Re: Need Kennel Ideas

Our small 4 run kennel is located in an urban area. The drain pictured is connected to the city's public sewer system. Wash down twice a day and never any odor. The only negative I have found is the fact that we can't use any type bedding in the dog houses. It will clog the 4" sewer outfall line. It...
by highcotton
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How did you come up with your kennel name?
Replies: 25
Views: 8750

Re: How did you come up with your kennel name?

Thinking of something less common like Elsby or Elroy?