Bird DNA testing is the easiest and most accurate way to determine whether your bird is male or female
Find whether or not the bird is male or female
How do I Know if my Bird is Male or Female?
Bird DNA testing is the easiest and most accurate way to determine whether your bird is male or female. We use PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) to detect the presence of male and female chromosomes in the bird's DNA.
How does feather DNA collection work?
Chest feathers are collected using tweezers to grab a feather at the base and then pluck it. Moulted feathers and blood feathers do not contain enough DNA for testing.
Why is it important to know the sex of a bird?
It can be beneficial information to the bird owners if their bird is male or female. It is essential for the owner to know the sex of their bird, one reason being that female birds can lay eggs even without a male bird being present.
How is bird sex testing done?
When this type of animal DNA testing first began, the veterinarian would use anaesthetics to put the birds to sleep, and then they would insert a scope into the bird's body to examine the internal sex organs to determine whether the bird is a male or female. These days, testing can determine the sex of the birds, as well as the history of the birds. The results of the testing usually come back within 5-7 days and are 99.9% accurate.