Cotton Patch Geese
Hello, I’m interested in buying some Cotton Patch Geese from a local who can’t trace it genetics to one of the four main breeding lines existing. They show all the traits of a Cotton Patch but could be breed with other geese as a result of mixed flocks and no records. Has animal DNA testing come along far enough to tell if a heritage and endangered breed like the Cotton Patch goose is what someone claims? Thanks for your help. Amanda
Twin Falls County Idaho
Contact Bob Weaber in the Animal Science department. I'm not sure he can help but he would be the best choice that I know of on campus. See https://www.asi.k-state.edu/about/people/faculty/weaber/ .