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New technology in Germany determines sex in egg!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HappyOldSoul, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. HappyOldSoul

    HappyOldSoul Just Hatched

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    I hope they start using this here soon. It would be awesome not to have all those roos culled every year.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    There's been threads about this. My understanding is, it takes too long to sex each individual egg to make it financially viable for the hatcheries. Plus, the male chicks are still culled, just before they're hatched. Not much difference IMO.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree - back to the drawing board - has to be a better way
     
  4. HappyOldSoul

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    Apparently- they have got a fix for the production level, after just 3 days of incubation. Germany is rolling it out full force at the end of this year. Will change everything. http://m.thepoultrysite.com/news/34741

    "After meeting the research groups at the University of Leipzig and Dresden and visiting the laboratory to the Clinic for Birds and Reptiles at the University of Leipzig, Mr Schmidt said that, by the end of 2016, there should be prototypes of a device that determines the sex of chicken embryos at just three days of incubation and then sorts the eggs automatically by gender."
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, that could be better. And the timing is reduced I think. That was the big thing before, was how long it was going to take to scan all the eggs.
     

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