Has anyone been following the sexing of eggs from a lazer

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rod-T, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Germany plans on ending male chick killing by 2016
    I guess they developed a lazer that can tell gender of a egg at just 3 days of incubation. .
    I think its interesting ..thought maybe some of you have more info on it.
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never heard of it, but it sounds interesting.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Had not heard about it until this thread, so I researched, and yes...that is looking to be feasible.

    Here is a PubMed article:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21479544

    And the Poultry Site article
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/34741/germany-aims-for-chicken-sexing-in-the-egg-by-2016/

    This could save the industry lots of dollars and waste disposal. I also suspicion those of us who want roosters will find an increase in their value, in time. So are the days of the free rooster to be gone?

    LofMc
     
  5. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a small version will be avaliable for breeders.. I hope so
     
  6. Jujubara

    Jujubara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting.
     
  7. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard of it. And I am quite hopefull that we (i am German) will fix this. But i am not sure if it could made in time, till 2016 as told.
     
  8. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the main problem it's too slow 20 seconds per egg.. can you imagine doing a 10000 egg incubator.
    But there making it faster. ..sounds like that's what's slowing them up.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've heard of it but, 20 seconds per egg, maybe damaging to those that are female !!![​IMG]
     
  10. Cheep N Peep

    Cheep N Peep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Neat idea, but what do they do with all the half incubated boy eggs? Turn them into dog food? Compost? Throw them away? Does it hurt the chick inside the egg?
     

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