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The Avain DNA sexing test is based on the fact that, as with humans, there is a sex linked chromosome in birds which can be analysed by genetic techniques to determine whether the bird is male or female. Our test is both sensitive and specific and can be performed from the first day of hatching.


  • No risk of trauma from anaesthesia or surgical complications.

  • The bird does not have to be mature to be tested.

  • No special storage conditions are required once the sample has been taken.

  • The test is rapid and results can be faxed or e-mailed usually in about 5 business days of the Laboratory receiving the samples 

  • A certificate will be issued once resuts are determined.

  • Possibility of more than one DNA test being performed on the same sample.

Please contact us for more information about this service: 

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