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Does anyone here do DNA testing for their animals? I’ve mostly seen it with bucks, but wasn’t sure the benefits of doing it. None of mine are DNA tested. What benefit is there to doing it? Does it help improve tracking of lineage?
 

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There are registries that require the buck to be DNA tested to register his offspring. But most people use it to verify parentage when 2 bucks breed the same doe.
 

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We only DNA test the bucks we use for breeding as it is an ABGA requirement. If you don't DNA test your bucks, then you can't register his kids. Otherwise, unless you just want to follow bloodlines or parent verification, then I don't see a 'need' for it.
 

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So I have a question with this, I know ADGA is require DNA testing in the next few years for bucks. I have a buckling who's sire I sold recently that was never DNA tested. I know for certain is parentage and watched the breeding but can he be typed or whatever so in the future any bucks registered from him can be DNA tested? Sounds simple and stupid but if the original sire was never DNA typed how can his kids be?
 

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So I have a question with this, I know ADGA is require DNA testing in the next few years for bucks. I have a buckling who's sire I sold recently that was never DNA tested. I know for certain is parentage and watched the breeding but can he be typed or whatever so in the future any bucks registered from him can be DNA tested? Sounds simple and stupid but if the original sire was never DNA typed how can his kids be?
I believe you will only be required to DNA bucks that are born after the date the rule becomes effective.
 

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They have a cut off time for if a buck was born before such and such date, DNA is not required before that time frame.
So you will have to find out when it must be done thereafter.

If they are just doing volunteer DNA now on you. It is not required, but as soon as it does kick it.
Many breeders will be filing at once and it will be slow going.
 
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