Why an OFA FAIR hip rating does not concern me

Discussion in 'The Breeding Ground' started by RedyreRottweilers, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Well, not in this case anyway. I love the OFA's website, and I do research there frequently.

    In the case of the potential sire of the Double litter, take a look at his vertical pedigree regarding hips.

    OFA: Display OFA Records

    You can see that his sire is OFA excellent. If you click on the sire's name you can see that he has so far produced 4 normal offspring. 2 Goods and 2 Fairs.

    His dam is OFA Good. If you click on her name, you can see that she has a sibling that is also OFA good, and has 12 offspring in the OFA data base. Of the 12, there is one excellent, 6 good, 4 fair, and 1 Mild in ONE hip.

    If we go on to the grand parents, we see that the sire of the dam is OFA excellent, with 3 OFA excellent littermates. This dog has 20 progeny in the data base: 5 excellent, 13 good, 1 fair, and one mild Uni.

    The pedigree behind the sire should produce a very good ratio of normal hips, according to what is in the data base. In Rottweilers we have a percentage of 18% dysplastic according to the OFA. So no matter WHAT you do, you are going to get SOME dysplastic offspring occasionally.

    I am comfortable with this choice regarding the hip background tho.

    :D
     
  2. Fran101

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    im pretty sure most of us trusted your judgement lol but thanks for the info :)
     
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    This is why I love you Red, you have no problem explaining your choices and do a great job of it.
     
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    I agree. I think you handled the question very well and I appreciate the information.
     
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    Very interesting information, Red, thanks for posting it!
     
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    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Well, considering the flak you got for the Choice litter and elbow and exactly how many bad elbows have you got from Choice? LOL!
    You have one darn good gutt on you and I would say trust it!!!
     
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    When are we gonna get pictures of pennys soon to be lover? lol
     
  8. Well, I will say that at this time the jury is still out on the health testing for the Choice litter but the preliminary results were encouraging:

    4 normal elbow prelims
    4 normal (1 excellent/3 good) hip ratings

    It will be interesting to see what they all get in September. :D
     
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    They will be fine, we all know it!
     
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    fillyone But please, call me Barb

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    :D Dante's hips were prelim good and final excellent - perhaps those 3 good hips will move to excellent!!
     
  11. Fillyone, I would not expect them to change for the worse, and I would be perfectly happy with good ratings.

    If this litter conforms to the current statistical averages for Rottweilers I could expect 1 or 2 not to get a normal hip rating, and 3-4 not to get a normal elbow rating.

    The good news is that all puppies are sound, never had any growing limpies or gimpies, and show no signs of issues approaching 2 years of age.

    It will be very interesting to see how the cards finally fall in a few months.
     
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    fillyone But please, call me Barb

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    Red - It always is. You and I had a conversation some time ago about the elbows - Dante is DJD-1 in one elbow (no prelim [​IMG] didn't think of having them prelim'd just hips). I had him x-rayed again at 3 years old and there was no change at all in the elbow, and he's never taken a bad step
    :)

    I remember that you helped ease my mind when I got that OFA report back and was freaked out!!!
     
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    You know? In my 30+ odd years of having Rottweiler's I have Never had one with bad hips. (knocks on wood quickly) I have had other issues, but not hips. Mine were all but one, rescues too. I am feeling lucky right now. :D
    I am hoping for another 30 years with Rotties and hopefully I can say the same thing then.
     

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