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 Gritzy
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10/6/2022 7:29:48 PM reply with quote send message to Gritzy Object to Post   

Title kind of says it all! I cannot remember the last time I played this game.
Randomly returning after well over 10 years! Is the site very active anymore? And could anyone give me any tips on starting your own line? I noticed there are basically no Redbone Coonhounds anymore.
 gaylanstudio
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10/6/2022 9:15:47 PM reply with quote send message to gaylanstudio Object to Post

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Welcome back!

Well, it's certainly not what it was 10 years ago but it says there are 895 paying accounts at this moment.

There have been no upgrades in the site for some time and trouble fixes are often not as prompt as they used to be. Nevertheless, there is still a hardcore group of die-hard players. And then, the costs have not changed in 20 some years either.

Several breeds have gone "extinct" but many of them have recovery projects working to restore them from old lines and sometimes as far back as starters. I suspect the Redbones would be in that position.

Some breeds have reached the "perfect" 100 but we now know that all perfect 100's are not the same which makes deciding on the keepers something of a challenge.

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 XiZang
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10/6/2022 9:37:53 PM reply with quote send message to XiZang Object to Post

One problem with so many breeds reaching 100 is that interest in them is waning. Many of my breeds (particularly the ones without a lot of color choices) seem to be disappearing. No pups, no studs..
 Ruadhan
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10/7/2022 12:28:50 AM reply with quote send message to Ruadhan Object to Post

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Welcome back from another player who has returned after a long absence! happy :)

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 Gritzy
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10/7/2022 10:33:55 AM reply with quote send message to Gritzy Object to Post

Oh man! Well it's good to know that there are still a decent amount of active players. I wasn't expecting that many of them.

After peeking around a bit, I did notice what you're talking about with certain breeds being basically extinct. I remember playing this as a kid and always wanting to start my own line...so I guess now would be a good time to do so! Very excited to get back into playing this and figuring everything out all over again.

Any tips to starting your own line?
 FromRussiaWithLove
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10/7/2022 12:04:24 PM reply with quote send message to FromRussiaWithLove Object to Post

Patience! At least if your starting your line from starters. I know a few of the people have done it have worked over 10 years to get to current SOP!
 Tarot
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I am trying to reintroduce the self-masked blue in Afghan Hounds, starting from starters. It helps to have some kind of project in those 100 SOP breeds.
 Gritzy
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10/8/2022 9:40:22 AM reply with quote send message to Gritzy Object to Post

Wow 10 years?! That is crazy dedication! Well, we shall see how my coonhounds go! Thanks everyone happy :)
 Caulfeilds Kennels
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10/8/2022 12:11:15 PM reply with quote send message to Caulfeilds Kennels Object to Post

I am working on my own lines, Gritzy.
I started with starter dogs and breed true ie, Gen 1 to Gen 1 and so on.
I’ve been doing this since 2006 and not yet have I reached the current SOP. Not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.

I have 2 other show kennels that keep me busy.

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11/23/2022 1:56:51 PM reply with quote send message to Key Largo Kennel Object to Post

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Welcome back!

Well, it's certainly not what it was 10 years ago but it says there are 895 paying accounts at this moment.

There have been no upgrades in the site for some time and trouble fixes are often not as prompt as they used to be. Nevertheless, there is still a hardcore group of die-hard players. And then, the costs have not changed in 20 some years either.

Several breeds have gone "extinct" but many of them have recovery projects working to restore them from old lines and sometimes as far back as starters. I suspect the Redbones would be in that position.

Some breeds have reached the "perfect" 100 but we now know that all perfect 100's are not the same which makes deciding on the keepers something of a challenge.

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 Key Largo Kennel
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11/23/2022 1:58:13 PM reply with quote send message to Key Largo Kennel Object to Post

Several breeds have gone "extinct" but many of them have recovery projects working to restore them from old lines and sometimes as far back as starters.

GaylanStudios -Very Interesting, where do you find these recovery projects?
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Several breeds have gone "extinct" but many of them have recovery projects working to restore them from old lines and sometimes as far back as starters.

GaylanStudios -Very Interesting, where do you find these recovery projects?

You can try and check the source dog forum. apparently I missed the most recent attempt at reviving the OES lol. Sometimes people post advice or looking for dogs. I also checked the breed pages. Sometimes a glance at a kennel profile can tell you if they are working on something or not. Especially if there are young litters.

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