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Cinnamon conure - sexing

I am considering buying a cinnamon conure. I was told it is a female because of the genetics/color mutation. Is it possible to know this? Tried to read up on the genetics but it's too confusing
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:10 PM
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

No sadly. Greenies of any color are not dimorphic. Some say if the feet are pink its a girl and if they are black, boy. But all cinnamons have pink and all normal colored ( green, red, and blue) have black. :/ You just need to have them DNA sexed.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:15 AM
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

How much does it cost to DNA test a bird? I've never heard. I assume its gotten cheap by now as common as DNA testing has gotten.
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

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How much does it cost to DNA test a bird? I've never heard. I assume its gotten cheap by now as common as DNA testing has gotten.
You can find testing laboratories that charge as low as 16 USD, but $25 is an average price for tests to be performed on freshly plucked feathers (you do the plucking).....do an internet search for bird DNA sexing & you should find the labs available.....don't worry about being near any of them because they test by mail/post.....

Good luck.....
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:44 AM
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

Your vet will charge $50 or more!
Have heard good about these folks.
Avian Services Center: DNA sexing and disease testing for all species of birds.
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

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Your vet will charge $50 or more!
Have heard good about these folks.
Avian Services Center: DNA sexing and disease testing for all species of birds.

Not necessarily, my vet charges $40.
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Your vet will charge $50 or more!
Have heard good about these folks.
Avian Services Center: DNA sexing and disease testing for all species of birds.

Not necessarily, my vet charges $40.
Decent vet! Mine, 50, in the more affluent parts of Florida, $75 and up! They then send it in a free mailer to the lab. But being fair, the overhead for a good avian vet is quite high in the bigger cities!
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

My vet charges $100!! Not worth it to me. Baseline bloodwork is $180, and regular checkup is $85. It's expensive to keep a bird in Halifax ns.
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

It is possible to sex Green Cheeks by mutation if the mutation is sex-linked.
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Re: Cinnamon conure - sexing

Ok, this is a more complicated issue than it seems.

Cinnamon is a sex linked mutation. A male bird can be "split" to a sex linked mutation, meaning he carries the gene but you don't see the color, but a female cannot; if she carries the gene she is that color.

When the father is cinnamon, the daughters are cinnamon. When the mother is cinnamon, the sons will be "split to cinnamon". If the mother is cinnamon and the father is split cinnamon, the sons will be cinnamon.

So no, you cannot just look at a bird in a store or on the street and see that it is cinnamon, however if you are buying from a breeder who understands this concept and knows the colors and splits of the pairs and whose baby each chick is, they should be able to tell you the gender based on the color, just like I know that my Lutino and albino cockatiel chicks are female because their mother is not "ino" which mean the gene must have come from their dad.
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