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  • Subject: Re:KILT LILT etc
  • From: neilm@charter.net
  • Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:08:32 -0000

--- In iris-talk@y..., RYFigge@a... wrote:
"There are SO many things about an iris that should be described!  
The Stylearms (and they can be really spectacular, but you wonder if 
the hybridizer ever looks at them...."

Rosalie, I most heartily agree with you about completeness of 
descriptions.  As I've entered descriptions of my new acquisitions 
into my database the past couple of years I have been struck with how 
thorough and detailed the descriptions are that are provided by the 
Registrar himself.  If one were to take Keith Keppel's approach to 
descriptions as a model of how the process is best done you have 
detail that is perhaps more photographically correct than a photo 
itself.  The reference to a standard color chart for each color 
detail provided makes for rather strenuous reading, perhaps, but 
would be invaluable data for archives.  One notes that Keith details 
each area of the beard color, resolving any ambiguity about what is 
meant by "tip."  His descriptions of the style arms and crests are as 
thorough as those for S. and F.  I have found only one disadvantage--
my description field holds only 255 characters maximum, and more than 
a few such thorough descriptions exceed that length.

Which suggests perhaps that if all registrants were so thorough the 
Check List would be twice its present length.  I would welcome that 
increase, myself.  I might not enjoy its cost, however.

Neil Mogensen  z 6b/7a near Asheville, NC

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