Several years ago I bought a PB gelding.
Have often wondered if the papers that came with him are really his.
I never registered him in my name.
A few weeks ago I called AHA. Explained I wanted to test his DNA to the DNA of the sire on the papers.
I was told to send a letter, hair (50 follicles) and $65 for DNA testing. Sounded reasonable.
Today I called AHA again. (Did I need to send in the papers with the sample?)
Anyway, today was told that for DNA testing I needed to be the registered owner and an AHA member.
$65 DNA test
$50 Transfer of ownership
$40 AHA membership
Is that correct?
All I want to know is if the DNA matches.
(I suspect it will).
I don't have a reason or a need to be an AHA member or have him registered in my name.
It just doesn't sit well having to pay $90 to do the $65 DNA test.
And...what if the DNA doesn't match?
Thanks any help here.