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Sept 1, 2019 – Sept 1, 2022 (36 months) Canard de Rouen, Canard de Duclair (Anas platyrhynchos), Normandy goose, Normandy crested goose (Anser anser domesticus)

Preservation of the heritage breeds of Normandy palmipeds

CSRAN has an important genetic pool in Norman palmipeds. The partnership with the Regional Natural Park gives the possibility to have land dedicated to the breeding of control herds in Duclair, Rouen, Norman Goose and Norman Crested Goose.

The main objective of this program is therefore to manage the genetic diversity of Norman palmipeds by knowing as closely as possible their genealogy. This knowledge will allow the implementation of streamlined mating plan diagrams giving the possibility to develop and secure the emerging filières around these palmipeds.

The partnership with Fili@vet/Réseau Cristal and the SYSAAF, consisting in particular of a high-density genotyping plan, will also make it possible to assign the animals tested while fully respecting their physiological, behavioural and societal needs (animal welfare).

Benefits for breeders - breeders :

  • Sustaining the sector by structuring, providing financial and technical support to breeders for the economic exploitation of these species, which are oriented towards niche trade, local consumption or with restaurateurs.
  • The preservation and preservation of these varieties from the Norman heritage is a positive impact in terms of regional attractiveness.

The tasks of SYSAAF :

  • Select initial breeders for all four breeds.
  • Choose mating plans, and build breeding floors
  • Contribution to the realization of genealogical books of each breed.