In Caprigran, as an officially recognized breeding association, we register the Murciano Granadina Breed animals, recording their ancestors and thus building the essential tool for the development of our Breeding Program.
To facilitate this identification system, within 48 hours after birth and while the animals are tattooed, a Provisional Identification is assigned that clearly and unequivocally relates each kid to its mother.
Within the first 6 months of age, and in any case, before leaving the farm, the previous Provisional Identification is replaced by :another Definitive and Official Identification (IDO), the printing of a tattoo, the implantation of an approved microchip and the taking of blood samples for their parentage.
At the same time as the animal is identified, blood samples are taken for subsequent affiliation. The samples are analyzed in the laboratory responsible of the parentage analysis: Animal Breeding Consulting.
All animals that are included in the kinship matrix for genetic evaluations are subjected to verification of the parentage of mother and father. By doing this we can ensure the identity of their predecessors.
Once the result of filiation is received from the laboratory, the animals are registered in the Herd-Book of the Murciano Granadina Breed. This allows us to assign each animal its own Genealogical Card.