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DNA Help Guide

Effective 8/6/2021

Tips for entering DNA samples

1.  If you do not have an account with UC Davis, please set up one first.

2.  Make sure you Affiliate your sample with AKKPS.  it will say American KuneKune Pig Society (KPS)

Directions on how to:  Affiliation for UC Davis.pdf

3.  Make sure you have the litter notification email printed and in front of you

4.  Make sure you have the parents registrations in front of you.

5.  Make sure you label the hairs with the AKKPS number and Registered Name given on the litter notification

6.  Make sure you do the Parent Verification and NOT Genetic Markers Permanent File

Common Mistakes

Not entering "AKKPS" in front of the registration number.  This is very important.  Should be AKKPS 12345

Adding "Call names" to a name instead of the names as assigned on the litter notification email.

To Pull Hairs:

Recommendations on pull hair samples: You will need to gather hair samples for each of the piglets. Keep these in a separate envelope for each piglet. Between 20-30 hairs is generally recommend. Pull these from the piglets with clean hands. Pulling hair from the tail, back, or hoof area generally seems to be the easiest. The hairs must still have the bulbs attached to them. Write on the front of the envelope the Piglets Name and Registration # (the same that you put on the form you just filled out). Seal the Envelope. Attach all of the envelopes for each piglet you are testing with the attachment you printed out after filling out the DNA Testing Form online with UC Davis and mail to UC Davis. 

How affiliate with AKKPS or add afifiliation with AKKPS to existing samples.

Affiliation for UC Davis.pdf

How to request UC Davis to compare additional possible parents to a sample


How to delete an accidental UC Davis DNA request

Accidental DNA request cancelling on UC Davis

When you create a test request on your account, the pending record is listed on your account same as a record for which a sample is sent and received. You can search for the pending record by the animals name or reg # (if/as listed on the submission).


The record will also come up when you use the “View tests/Results” tab from the top of the home page. Once you open that page, additional tabs will appear…. “All, Pending, Results, etc” that will help you sort more specifically for a record or result.


The record listing will give you the option to ‘Print, Checkout, Cancel’. Click on the link to ‘Cancel’ opens the pending record. There are links to ’Edit’ or ‘Cancel’ the pending test at the bottom of the record page.

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AKKPS Phone Number:  434.942.5528

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