How to get a DNA sequence for a chicken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChicKat, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Yes - would really like to know the scientific facts

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  2. Maybe - It would depend on the price

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  3. No - not interested

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  1. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi BYC folks,

    Does anyone know of a lab that will do a DNA sequence on chickens? Have any experience with this? Thanks!
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I think this is very interesting!
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    It would be great if someone had a lead....

    viewers of this -- don't forget to vote in the poll :O)
     
  4. juststruttin

    juststruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking forward to learning more
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I know there is someone who uses DNA testing regularly...... Sooner or later maybe this thread will be spotted.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What would be the purpose of this? Is it for sexing? Or something else?
     
  7. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    For my purposes, it would resolve some of the color questions surrounding my breed (Cream Legbar) which is autosexing - so I pretty much know the sex on hatch day.

    ETA Whoo HOO - just read your sig...big congratulations on regaining your health - and having all the fun of stall cleaning and chicken breeding to look forward to.

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I've read that the University of Arkansas does DNA testing on chickens. It was mentioned on The-Coop not too long ago.
     
  9. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Thank you Sonoran Silkies!

    I will follow up on that lead.
     
  10. juststruttin

    juststruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two interests in DNA testing, and I don't know if either is possible so I am here to learn.

    1) Can you test a black bird to see if it is split for lavender?

    2) Can you test a rooster to see if he carries the brown egg gene?
    From what others have said on other thread I think the answer is NO. It was explained that the reason it cannot be tested is because there are un-documented brown genes. Therefore, my question is: can we test for the known brown genes? The reason I ask is because I want to test to see if my Cream Legbar(s) roosters are throwing tinted green eggs.
     

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