I agree with your wife. That lacy pink is lovely.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ
Behalf Of Neil A Mogensen
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 1:42 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB:
seedling R 62-5
Here's one to make up for the last. This just
began blooming today. R 62-5
is from Enchanted April X Lotus Land.
I thought the preponderance of Hamblen bloodlines
behind Larry Lauer's
ENCHANTED APRIL, part of which comes by way of
Gaulter's work, would be
interesting to cross with LOTUS LAND.
The only place the two ancestries cross bloodlines
is with Nathan Rudolph's
PINK SLEIGH, quite strongly present in the
ancestry of the Kepple-Gatty and
Ghio bloodlines in LOTUS LAND, the only connection
until one reaches back to
the earliest of pink breeding with Hall, Loomis
and Fay's work where all
tangerine bearded lines except for a few from Greg
One problem with tangerine-bearded breeding is the
tendency for close
inbreeding to become a problem in a number of
respects, with deficits in
disease resistance, rugged resiliance and
fertility beginning to accumulate.
One of the strategies that has worked well in the
past is for strong
outcrosses to be made to other lines of breeding,
mainly the blues and
whites. This has occurred a number of times,
Keith Keppel, Joe Ghio and
Barry Blyth being responsible for much of the
recent work along these lines.
In the past, Nathan Rudolph followed through with
cross-types begun by
Orville Fay with the incorporation of *pallida*
and the strongly *pallida*
derived SNOW FLURRY and NEW SNOW into pink lines.
Melba Hamblen represents an independent branch of
the tree with GREAT LAKES
and HELEN MCGREGOR crossed with Hall pinks, to
which she added some
Muhlestein pinks, particularly JUNE'S SISTER, then
All the lines eventually incorporated healthy
doses of Paul Cook's
PROGENITOR-based bicolors, further incorporating
blue and white ancestry
into modern pink lines.
By crossing ENCHANTED APRIL with LOTUS LAND, and
AMBROISIE, the ancestry of which is also strongly
based on Hamblen work,
with LOTUS LAND, I hoped to take advantage of
these rather distinct lines of
development represented by these parents by
R-62-5 is one of the results. My wife rather
likes it. "Rather?" she
exclaims. "I love it!"
Neil Mogensen z 7 Reg 4 western
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