I just wanted to post my response to the coloring thread a few days ago, just because I think it may help some people understand why certain people get so passionate about it.
here's the original thread: http://community.livejournal.com/boston_buddies/1188745.html?thread=11782025#t11782025
and here's my response (although i edited it a bit after rereading it.)
Like others have said, the article is correct.
The main thing to understand is that breeders who actually BREED white, fawn, blue and red bostons are despicable. They should KNOW that breeding this way can produce unhealthy pups, yet they do it for money.
Having a non-show quality boston is one thing (markings that are not considered the most like the breed standard, having tails, etc..), but breeding non-traditional colors (white ESPECIALLY) has a huge risk of producing unhealthy pups.
Let me try to explain it better so maybe people will understand:
Let's say that you are physically unable to have children, so you want to find egg donors.
Let's say that you have many, many donors available, but you have it narrowed it down to two donors.
One donor is from a healthy person who has had many relatives that have been models.
The other donor is unusual, not the norm, more attractive to you, more exotic, but has many, many relatives that have been born with Downs Syndrome, Blindness and Deafness. Also, you know that this person is an alcoholic drug user and this may affect the health of the baby as well.
Do you choose the first donor because you want to try to make sure the baby is the most healthy it can be, or do you selfishly choose the second donor, riskign all those health problems because you think your baby would be cuter?
This is what the breeders who do this are risking. They KNOW the dangers, but they also know that they can get more money if it's a novelty or unusual looking animal.
Do all misbred animals have health problems? Of course not. And if you have one of these animals, please don't think that I think it's less of an animal than a 'breed standard'.
I have NOTHING against these animals. Only the breeders who risk unhealthy animals to make a buck. It sickens me greatly.