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Old 11-01-2017, 12:56 AM
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DNA testing costs?

What could I expect to pay for DNA testing to find the gender of my IRN?

I've just been calling it he for ages because of some of the characteristics
he displays.

He's 6 months old so it's still a while off being able to tell naturally.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:57 AM
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Re: DNA testing costs?

$20 if you do it yourself, $100 if you get a vet to do it.


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Re: DNA testing costs?

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$20 if you do it yourself, $100 if you get a vet to do it.


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By do it yourself I assume you mean take a feather or blood sample?

Is it difficult?
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:04 AM
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Re: DNA testing costs?

It is not difficult.

For the feather you simply pluck a few chest feathers. For the blood you just clip a toenail slightly too short so a drop of blood can be collected. The bird gets over it very quickly and doesn't seem to notice beyond being mad that they were wrapped in a towel.


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Old 11-01-2017, 04:28 AM
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Re: DNA testing costs?

over here I'm not sure of places you can send off for a DNA test. Might be worth a quick google. Of course you can always ask your vet, nothing says you have to go through with it when you get a quote. Saying that the vet near me seemed pretty cheap for a DNA test
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:12 AM
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over here I'm not sure of places you can send off for a DNA test. Might be worth a quick google. Of course you can always ask your vet, nothing says you have to go through with it when you get a quote. Saying that the vet near me seemed pretty cheap for a DNA test
Mind if I ask how much you were charged?
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Re: DNA testing costs?

Here is one source.
Avian DNA Sexing (Feather) | Animal Genetics UK

parrot dna testing kit uk. Google
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:49 AM
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Re: DNA testing costs?

I didn't get a full breakdown. I asked how much a load of things would cost, basic check-up, gram stain, bloodwork, microchip fitting and a DNA test. They said it would be about £260 which seemed pretty good to me
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