Re: Iris ID : Permanent
In a message dated 98-02-09 23:19:08 EST, you write:
<< I keep having this wild fantasy. What if the AIS were to require that all
new iris introductions had at least part of both parent's names. . . The
possibilities boggle the imagination.
I've been learning tons from this list. And reading with as much absorption as
possible, all the technical writings. The above statement is close to what I
was thinking about last week. My idea was prompted from a show that I saw on
a channel on Cable TV, called 'Animal Planet'. This particular show was based
in Australia. It was about a lost dog, and trying to be concise here, the vet
waved this *gadget* over the dog, and lo and behold the dog was permanently
ID'd with a computer chip that was inserted under the skin of the dog.
How does this pertain to Iris ID? Well, ( gimme room, I'm going to go way out
here...) is it possible to know the exact variety of an Iris from a basis of a
chromosome count, or some other genetic type angle? I went further into this
thought thinking that if there was a way, then maybe when an Iris was
introduced, it also would be required to have had the appropriate *test* done,
which would be the permanent ID. Then there would be no more fear of lost
tags. Is this feasible?