DNA FEATHER SEXING - IN NEW ZEALAND
The Feather Sexing Procedure is the easiest method ever developed to sex your birds.
1. Label Samples
Label a plastic bag or envelope for each bird you plan to sex. Use some identification, or name for each bird. eg. Ring K23, Bobby, etc
3. Take Samples
Pull 2 feathers from the bird with one swift motion and place them in the bag or envelope labeled for that bird.
You must pull feathers from the bird, do not pick feathers up off the ground.
For small birds like finches, we require two primary feathers. For medium sized birds like conures or rosellas, two secondary flight or tail feathers are sufficient. For large birds like cockatoos or macaws you may wish to take breast or back feathers.
4. Mail Samples
- Make sure all the samples are correctly labeled.
- Make sure the payment details have been provided in the Sample Form.
- Insert the labeled samples & Sample Form in your envelope.
- Mail your samples to our laboratory at
4 Eastgate Court
WANTIRNA VIC 3152, AUSTRALIA
If you have a windowed envelope, no need to write our address, simply use the dotted lines to fold the Sample Form and introduce the form in the windowed envelope making our address visible.
*You will receive your results in 3 to 5 business days from the reception of your samples.