Yes, Charlie is a Carrier.
Yes Pat, he tested as OFA Pre-Lim Good. He was pre-limmed in August 2010.
Danielle actually received a copy of those results. As did she see him listed on OFA as p. Fanconi Clear.
He just turned 2 last week and is scheduled for his official hip/elbow/thyroid panel next month.
Since no one here understands the situation at hand, don't bother starting an ethics debate. Needless to say, the human error in lab results for Charlie's fanconi results were a massive blow to my breeding program this year.
He originally tested as p. fanconi clear as a tiny pup, as did the rest of his litter.
His puppies test results proved he needed to be re-tested… as he sired:
1 clear, 2 carriers, and 1 affected.
These results prompted the need for re-testing, and unfortunately, he did come up as a carrier.
With any test that has humans involved, there is always room for human error. I can accept it, but that is because I have been around the breed and the massive amounts of fanconi that has killed far too many basenjis.
While I accept the fact that human error is always a possibility, I am saddened that this has become the future of one of my pups.