That is some good stuff you got there. You know what your doing.
I usually don't run littermates together much at first as they compete from birth for teats, milk, mothers attention and affection, food, status in the litter, my attention and their dominion within the litter.
I like to break them up once started to move away from that emotional, mental social order of the litter (pack) they have already formed and developed prior to starting.
I like them to learn how to run a rabbit before they start competing.
I talked to Mr. Jeff this morning. Man that made me feel good. My wife and I sure do love and miss Mr. Jeff, Keith and that whole beautiful family of good people. I remember my wife and I going run dogs with them all weekend and going to church and listen to Jeff preach on Sunday then going to granny's to eat a Sunday feast! Some of the best days of our life. Running dogs all day, going to BIG field trials where they gave testimony and asked did anyone want to accept Jesus as Lord and be born again. Running with all kinds of famous dogs and people, killing rattle snakes, looking at old famous dogs all over Alabama running them and talking smack for hours and meeting all the old great hero's of beagling. Laughing till I couldn't breath all day and night long. Heaven on earth. That dog gone Mr.Kenneth is a another great one for sure!!!