DNA testing?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by badnewsboers, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    So some of our does ended up accidentally being bred by one of or young bucks. There are two possible culprits. For some reason Ken thinks the dad to all is Jingles. This makes no sense to me though since my buck Jude was a month older at the time,and kept escaping back into the doe pen-thus was in with them for longer. So I think its more likely he is the dad for at least some of them.

    In any case I'd like to resolve this. I looked at a couple places like UC Davis-does blood test of hair samples. But they charge $40 per animal-including the parents.

    I know I've seen some people do this on here. Any suggestions?
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    UC Davis is the only one that I know of that does the testing. I do know that if you go through ADGA, to do it (who is contracted with UC Davis) it is a little cheaper if you are the ADGA member.

    It is like 40-50 per test for goat DNA - I am doing it for one of my girls when she delivers!