Huh, I'd heard it came from around Ferndale, Wash. Guy up there used to breed. Talked to him yesterday and he's thinking about maybe another breeding next spring. Guy in Ferndale mentioned hs usually have some white n them, not wanting that.
Talked to Rger Berg, Iron Fire the other day too, have to get back with him about Jan. He's got some really good looking dog's. That would work out really well for me as I'd go on from there to visit some family in Michigan I haven't seen in quite a while.
Tried to get a hold of Craig yesterday but didn't get an answer. Gonna try him again probably today! I heard from a Red Setter guy in Idaho that the cycle tail come's from the Bearcat breeding. Don't know and straighten Stormy's tail some and he'd be a killer! I don't care for the straight up tail that so popular. I like a tail that come's out at about 10 o:clock or so and curves up to 12 o:clock. That straight up tail looks like a stick to me. And, I like small women with gentle curves, about the same with a dog. I think my Bodie had a perfect tail set. Put this tail on my Stormy and he'd really be a killer! Not that he isn't without it!
Of course I kept Bodie groomed a couple times a year. He'd really get hairy and his tail and legs got to looking scrubby. I did the legs at about 1 1/2" and beveled the tail from about 3" from the butt clean then from there about 2" to nothing at the tip. The Red tail hair seem's a bit different, coarser and doesn't seem to groom as nice. But then the hair is harder too, could be a lot of difference there. Another nice thing about Stormy is he simply doesn't need much grooming. Trim his back legs a bit and his chest and he's good to go.