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DNA Sex Testing for Silkies???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thomas423, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can across a breeder's site that sell DNA sexed silkies.
    What do you all know about this?
     
  2. EweSheep

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    Interesting!

    Wondered how much it cost?
     
  3. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     
  4. EweSheep

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  5. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you EweSheep.
    Hummm $19.50. Interesting. I couldn't find silkies or chickens in the breed list though. Maybe I missed something.

    I saw an ad that was interesting also. It was a detector that can detect heartbeats in an egg.
    http://www.avianbiotech.com/buddy.htm
     
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  6. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you EweSheep.
    Hummm $19.50. Interesting. I couldn't find silkies or chickens in the breed list though. Maybe I missed something.

    I saw an ad that was interesting also. It was a detector that can detect heartbeats in an egg.
    http://www.avianbiotech.com/buddy.htm

    Chicken is in there, just under "chickadee".
     
  7. Moonkit

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    I wouldn't think it would be much different than DNA testing a parrot. Just there's more reason to DNA test a $500+ bird than a $5 chick.
     
  8. kitmarlowescot2

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    Hmm...this might be useful for people who breed the high price malaysian serama in Malaysia. I know some of the roosters in the winning bloodlines can be worth thousands of dollars.
    Know if time passes enough and they invent a cheap home kit for say $100 dollars with supplies being cheap and a high accuracy then chicken people will be intrested.
     
  9. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought chickadee was a little flying bird. LOL I really don't know much about bird breeds.

    The only advantage that I can see to doing it, is for people that really want to raise up unsexable breeds (like silkies) from chicks and aren't allowed to have roosters. I can wait the 4 or 5 months to figure it out. The guessing game is fun when they are growing.
     
  10. CrazyFowlFreak

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