I started with this variety in 2019 after obtaining a single black buck. At the time I bred blue and as my blue were very dark and had good vents, I crossed my blue females to this buck to create my current strain.
This line does occasionally see blue arise every so often but I am actively selecting away from this to keep my line pure, with no recessives.
This variety is a continuous battle to keep individuals with good type (they are prone to ear crinkling) and clear vents (an absence of tan hairs around the genital/anal area). Any with white nails are immediately removed from any breeding plans and cannot be shown (this is a fault). Care needs to be taken to avoid tan flecking by the rump or throat spots.
Sometimes they are slow to breed which is frustrating!
Despite this, black are a beautiful variety and I won my first BIS at an LSCMRC show with a buck.