04-29-2010, 09:17 AM
It's actually quite simple:
If you know the originator is deceased, but you are sure they are the originator of the cross, just state that in the application. Obviously they cannot give approval.
If it is an O/U (originator unknown) situation, simply state the efforts you went to attempting to ID the originator.
I have a phalaenopsis cross that I went 1) to the vendor I got it from, and 2) to the vendor THEY got it from, who had no idea where they got it. My application stated "Search to identify originator reached a dead-end two generations of ownership prior to mine". It is now Phalaenopsis First Rays Amethyst.
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