ABGA will require DNA parentage verification

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by toth boer goats, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    *IMPORTANT UPDATE *
    "quote from ABGA"
    As of August 2nd, 2008, the ABGA will require DNA parentage verification for any offspring born to a sire or dam less than 90 days old at conception of the offspring being submitted for registration.

    http://www.abga.org/

    cannot find anything more than that,,,,does anyone know more?
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    hmm, what would the purpose of that be. why 90 days? usually its just ennobeld goats
     

  3. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    i think it might be because how many goats have success at under 90 days
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    are they saying if the doe or sire was 3 months old? :shocked:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It is sure strange the way ABGA is doing that it is so unclear and strange,,,,,,,,,, 90 days?


    do they mean, you have to have the kids DNA in before 90 days of life? It does not explain
    at all?????????? So weird............................I hope they explain more in detail soon.....
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    that to me means -- the sire or dam were 3 months old when conception happend -- ie pregnancy and then later the birth of the kid/s
     
  7. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    How I perceived it is if one of the parents is younger than 90 days old (roughly 3 months) than the offspring will be DNA tested. It is less likely for an animal that young to produce offspring so the ABGA probably just wants to be certain their pedigree is correct.
     
  8. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Or it could be perseived to mean that unless you are a breeder that separates bucklings from the "breeding" herd of does and kids at not less than three months of age and they are intact...they are capable of breeding the does of the same age...therefore can cause confusion as to parentage :shrug:
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    OK thanks everyone,,,, that does make alot of since.................
     
  10. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    That's the way I read it too....makes sense.