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Paternity testing question, I hope this is okay to post:

ODESSA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit seeking either a paternity test on her goats or a refund - and she's not kidding.

Kris Hedstrom filed the suit against her neighbor, Heather Dayner, last month seeking DNA for the goats she purchased. Hedstrom paid Dayner $900 for five Nigerian dwarf goats in December.

According to the lawsuit, Hedstrom believed the goats - Bella, Gigi, Rosie, Zelda and Margoat - could be registered with the American Dairy Goat Association, a group that records goat pedigrees. Registered goats have higher values than unregistered goats.

Dayner, who has been selling goats at Baxter Lane Farm for about 10 years, typically provides information to her clients so they can register their animals themselves.

She said the father goat was registered, but the Tampa Bay Times reports the American Dairy Goat Association rejected Hedstrom's application to register the babies because Dayner is not an active member.

Proving paternity would require about 40 of the father goat's hair follicles for a DNA test, so Hedstrom wrote Dayner a letter requesting the DNA in February.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kris-hedstrom-goat-paternity_n_5ef3b09ec5b615e5cd387a95
 

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Do you really think this will go to court? Wow. Goatees want to know! If Dad is registerable/ wouldnt they be 50%? Maybe thats the less cost? This is unusual.
 

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Do you really think this will go to court? Wow. Goatees want to know! If Dad is registerable/ wouldnt they be 50%? Maybe thats the less cost? This is unusual.
Very strange story! I had non adga members do paperwork with goats, they just payed an extra fee. Nigerians are a purebred breed. No percentages or crosses allowed with ADGA.
 

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Sounds like she's upset she can't register because the prior owner won't provide proof for the father buck. She would rather the prior own pay to prove the father then her to have to pay to have the kids tested. Sounds like she wanted to pay for cheap unregistered goats and register them herself for less cost. I would like to personally assume the prior owner offered her all the information at an appropriate cost or has informed her outright that due to other reasons (possibly mixed does) they don't qualify to be registered, and she has simply decided she doesn't agree and wants cheap registered goats rather then paying full price.
 

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I believe the breeder will win this case. Seems odd the whole thing.

Breeder tried to make things right and buyer is not being cooperative in any way. I believe they are greedy and trying to get the goats for nothing.

If I was the breeder, I would call the association and find out what is happening or if this person even tried to register them at all and were denied.

Cries foul.

Like someone said, you do not have to be a member to register goats.
 

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This is a good reminder as why to have a clear bill of sale. I have a person we sold a buck kid to with the agreement that he was not for breeding and to be wethered asap. A year later the buyer emailed me asking me to register the buck I sold them so they can register his offspring. Thats when I pulled out my saved bill of sale stating he was not to be bred (retained testicle) and now they have Po'd buyers of the kids.
 
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