Genetics is defined as the study and variation of inherited characteristics, and as applied in the game industry in South Africa, this has become a specialised and lucrative business. Precise detail is required during genetic selection, breeding and reproduction to provide certified splits. To improve bloodline purity and counter destructive interbreeding, careful selection is essential, and to this end, skin and hair samples as well as measurements for each animal is kept on record in a DNA data base. Such DNA records are a great help in producing animals with exceptionally high resistance to diseases common especially in certain parts of the Bushveld, easing the relocation of prized animals to virtually anywhere in the country.