Researchers have identified genetic variation linked to elevated homing performance. Genetic variation was identified in the DRD4 gene (dopamin receptor). In humans, the dopamin receptor is involved in behaviour.
The favourable allele was most prevalent in the top-racing animals. The DNA test enables the process of selection for the DRD4 genetic variation.
Additionally the test Quality Gene DRD4-2 MnlI Pigeons is offered.
Test specific information
Turn Around Time
The turn-around-time of a test depends to a large extent on the logistics of sample transportation to the laboratory. After receiving the sample at the test location, you can normally expect the result within 10 working days. A longer delivery time applies to tests carried out by a Partner Lab.
Location of disease or trait
For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.
For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Feather, Tissue. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.
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Severity of Disease