Cotton Patch Geese

Asked December 30, 2019, 9:11 AM EST

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

2 Responses

Amanda,

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/ .

Ward

Thank you!