Bird Parentage Testing Kit?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bigchicken2, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for a bird parentage testing kit for my poultry. I don't want dna-sexing I want parentage testing. I want a kit not testing If it's a kit I'll pay up to $500.00. I want it to show grandparents and maybe even farther. I want it to connect to my computer to see the test results. I don't need this now I was just wondering because it would make it easier to breed poultry. I will need it when I start my hatchery tho.
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Is there even such a thing.
    How does it work, do you use a blood test.

    Chris
     
  3. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno. I don't even know if it exists! I think it would use a blood test.
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you should patent that idea.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I don't know how you could test parentage without DNA testing. You might be able to write a program to predict one parent if you know the offspring and the other parent--kind of a reverse of Henk's Chicken Calculator.
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    get him on the Maury show, quick! [​IMG]
     
  7. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought blood testing was DNA testing. OK DNA testing. But I'll have purebred flocks so I won't know what parents there are because the chicks mostly look the same.
     
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  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    A cheap, easy way to do it is to have each hen in a pen marked with food coloring on the cloacal opening. When she lays the egg, the color you've selected for her will rub off on the egg. Mark the egg as you see fit to keep it separated from other eggs in the same pen. It helps to have the hen numbered for future references.

    When the chick hatches, mark the toenails either with toenail polish or by removing toenail, however you want to do it. Once older, you can put a leg-band around the leg with the beginning number of the hen that was the mother. So, it's your first bird from that hen, using a permanent marker, put the number 1-1, etc.

    I wouldn't even bother with the DNA testing as chickens do not follow the same line of pedigree information that dogs, horses, etc. do. I'd begin your record-keeping with the current parents and go from there.
     
  9. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have more than one roo in each pen. I have 40 roos and 60 hens per pen.
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    When I read this post I decided to check out your BYC page. Do you actually have any experience with chickens?









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