ADGA GENETICS

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Daniel Babcock, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Daniel Babcock

    Daniel Babcock Member

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    I really like the ADGA genetic and production sites, it has been really helpfull to me as I continue to look for genetics to improve my herd.

    I have had a question that I have never gotten around to asking.

    As you look at the pedigree page, there is a color code.

    Green for polled goats

    black for black goats

    and red for polled and black

    I understand they want to mark goats that are polled because it can also pass along hermaphroditism. However, why would they want to track if a goat is colored black?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    The tracking of black goats is for Oberhaslis, if I am not mistaken.
     

  3. Daniel Babcock

    Daniel Babcock Member

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    I understand the necessity for uniformity of color with the oberhaslis. Why do they track black for Oberhasslis?
     
  4. ecftoggs

    ecftoggs New Member

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    Black is also a color possibilty in Toggenburgs as well that is acceptable but not desirable. Breeders will want to know how close black animals are in a pedigree to know if there is a chance of the color issue cropping up. This would be the same for Obies as well.
    BTW we happen to have one of the only Red color coded animals that I have ever seen! Her name is Black Betty and we weren't striving to do this, but it happpened. Lost her mother this year who was one of our best and you couldn't get her from me for no amount of money until she freshens.
    Tim