The male hatching eggs can be identified long before the hatch and put to another use.
The Plantegg process meets all requirements of the poultry industry: · high precision · fast throughput · large capacity
Due to the PCR-Technology, genetic differences in the hatching egg can be shown in an early stage.
The hatching eggs are transferred to a robot, which first creates a tiny opening in the hatching egg with the help of a laser beam.
A few drops of the allantoic liquid are taken from this opening with a pipette and transferred to test tubes. The allantoic fluid contains genetic material (DNA) which provides enough information for a genetic examination.
The allantoic fluid is combined with a reactive medium and transferred to a PCR machine. There the multiplication of the specific DNA of the gender chromosomes takes place, so that male and female hatching eggs can be determined with high precision.
Finally, the female eggs are returned to the hatching process and the male eggs are used for other purposes (e.g. as feed).