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Registered: Jun 2003
Answers for some of the questions
First, I have seen more lemon or yellow colored heads in the Finley River dogs than some other bloodlines, but I personally prefer dark red over black, and black over lemon. Some of the lemon headed dogs also carry a lighter colored eye.
Second, Finley River Mike was at one time owned by Ed Loomis and later purchased by Roger Rickman. He was bred by Ernie Biggs of Owasso, Oklahoma from Finley River Dan x Biggs Oklahoma Ginger. He was born April 5, 1975. The dog I started hunting with in 1977 was a littermate to Mike and that dog is the reason I still hunt Walkers of the Finley River strain.
Third, Mr. Hanson, I have a dog here that is a grandpup of the Boone x Elvira cross, too. Yeah, she's got Neosho River Skinner in her and she also has almost all Mears' Finley River dogs on the bottom-I bred this female to a son of Dual Grand Penny(Finley River Mike) x Dual Grand Nitehawk---need more Finley River????
I know that Finley River Bell was a single registered dog (fact). I was told she was owned by Herb Carsten and I have been told from a couple of people she was likely half bluetick. The same guys told me she was a heck of a coon dog, cold nose, and had a huge bawl locate
Lastly, Christy, I don't know a thing about what is in your Molly dogs pedigree except there is a lot of House and Banjo dogs there. I suspect that she has some Finley River dogs in her pedigree a ways back, but unless someone really tried to keep the characteristics of the old line, they are probably too outcrossed to show in your dog.
Keep 'em spotted!
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