How and where do I go for DNA Sexing

Discussion in 'Geese' started by caglemedic, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. caglemedic

    caglemedic In the Brooder

    Jan 12, 2010
    Belleview, fl
    How much is it?
    Where do I go?
    How do they do it?

  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

    Apr 19, 2009
    DNA sexing of live geese? Why?

    Flip them over and check yourself. If you search for threads about vent sexing on the goose board here you'll find more information on it than you will ever need or want.
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Here you go. They're the best in the business and low cost. I've gotten my parrots done there for years and years.

  4. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    How is Lucy boy doing? Good I hope!

  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Quote:Vent sexing isn't always that easy for the inexperienced.
    I've attempted it and even teamed up with a fellow goose breeder had problems.
    I can sex rabbits with accuracy all day long but with geese it can be quite difficult.
    Finding the vent thru all that thick down is a feat in itself
    plus trying to invert the vent of a screaming, flapping large youngest or adult
    can be trying.
    With goslings I always feel like I'm going to squash them.
    As much as I've handled animal over the years I think some people just don't
    have a knack for vent sexing and so when in question DNA testing is the answer. is another one.

  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    It may not be the same for poultry, but DNA testing does much more than just determining the sex. I know for goats and dogs, they can send you additional information about other genetic factors. For example, for dogs - the DNA testing can tell you if the dog will be predispositioned to have joint problems, etc.

    BAMABIRDS Chirping

    Jan 13, 2011
    It costs about 20 or 25 dollars per bird. Get a bird talk magazine and look in the classified section. You order the kit and they will send it to you. To do it you take fingernail clippers and clip off the end of their toenail. Just enough to make it bleed and collect a couple of drops of the blood in whatever collection container. Send it back and later you will recieve a certificate through the mail telling you the sex of that bird.
  8. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    You can also just pluck a couple feathers and send them on their way. You don't even have to wait for the kit. Just go to their site, print out the form, pull the feathers and send them on their way. I have used these guys a couple times... and have had no issues.

    Good luck.

  9. Yahya Morse

    Yahya Morse Songster

    May 12, 2013
    Houston Texas metro
    Id like to know if they got a test for ancestry to determine exact lineage

  10. pete55

    pete55 Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    There are DNA tests available that have been used to demonstrate if the offspring are indeed those of the parents. I have not seen it advertised and would think its very expensive. Previously used in a legal case to prove offspring did not come from the parent birds they were reported to be from!

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