A Big Yes 

Yes yes. When you test through our registry account, you will receive a copy of the official registry DNA Report for animals you own or bred. That includes DNA Markers, Parentage, Alpha Casein, Genetic Markers and Breed Analysis.  Breed Analysis is currently only available for Nigerian Dwarf and Nubian.  

Do we post the UC Davis report and case numbers on the open web?  No.  Those are private between the Registry, UC Davis, herd owner and breeder of that specific animal. This is at the request of our members.

… And why would you want to test with IGSCR anyway??

Well, we have an invaluable resource with DNA testing available to help us find lost animals, as well as verify animals and offspring. It is even possible to recreate decease parents with DNA of the offspring.

Another reason for genetically testing is to show milk Alpha Casein (how well will your doe produce cheese)?

Yet another reason is Genetic Defects that we  might choose to breed out of our animals.

Yeah but.. Why would you want to test with IGSCR account?

  • Databases that help you research DNA tested pedigrees or help you find viable tested breeding stock you might want to purchases
  • Shows you what animals might be in our database that can be tested which you might need to verify parentage, defectcs, alpha casein, etc
  • Lets you know what herds are tested
  • We have case numbers for animals tested directly through our account and also in our Affliate accounts. This is invaluable, so that one does not have to test and retest the same animal over and over again. 
  • We have a discounted rate for testing directly through our account and through our Affiliate accounts: $30 Markers ($10 savings)

UC Davis and IGSCR registry

We are set up again to help you test your goats, sheep and camelids for DNA.  Its super important.  And also if we as members test under our account then we can hopefully have enough members to give us a discount on pricing.

We at IGSCR are working on creating a gofundme project to help us create breed specific testing which does not currently exist.  This is very important. If we can help create new tests for knowing the percentage of purity of a breed this can aid in animals with little or no proven pedigree to be placed in the appropriate herdbook. Big break through possibilities.

We hope with the gofundme project to have the funds for the above new test creation, as well as to help members pay for such tests as Free Martin, Casean G6S, Parents and DNA Marker.

What we offer for DNA testing:


Types of Tests

  • Parentage
  • Breed Analysis (Nigerian Dwarf and Nubian and their combinations)
  • Alpha S1 Casean (goat milk… helps us know if their milk will produce high cheese yield)
  • Spider Lamb (sheep)
  • G6S Deficiency (Nubian and Mini Nubian – This deficiency often will make the animal grow to less than its potential and also die young)
  • Free Martin or Hermaphrodite
  • Scrapie Susceptibility (goats)

Our DNA Databases

  • DNA test results and confirmed by our members…. If you find your goat, then contact us for the UC Davis Case Number so we can provide results
  • DNA Herd Names tested
  • DNA Samples awaiting funding for testing, that is held by IGSCR

Alrighty, now you know all about DNA testing. So how do you test?

First, you need to pull the hair corrrectly and correctly put it in correct packaging and label. Then you need to decide how you want to send it

Collecting the Sample

  1. Use clean pliers, grasp a gob of hair near skin (clean dry and long haired location such as brisket, withers or hip)
  2. Jerk out some hair
  3. Place about 30-50 hairsin PAPER envelope. Seal the envelope 
  4. Write full name of animal including farm name and name of animal. Then put registration number if you know it.  Put date of pull

So where do you send it?

Mail it to the registry with the Check for $31.25 or pay IGSCR for it online.
Checks made out to IGSCR