Testing for our Hand Raised Babies
All our babies are DNA tested for gender if they are not dimorphic or from a sex-linked nest where gender is known in advance.
We do not routinely screen babies for avian DNA diseases unless requested as it would increase our bird prices by $100 each. If you wish to have a baby tested, please include the pricing plans below in addition to your baby price. It will take about 2-3 weeks to get the results of this test. Gender testing is already included in the price of your baby.
DNA Gender Testing
We also offer DNA testing for birds not bred by us for a fee. If you wish to have your bird tested, you can bring your bird for a blood sample that we can take in-house via a simple nail trim. Alternatively, you can bring live feathers pulled directly from the chest (not molted out) or an egg shell. We will mail them into a avian testing lab in Florida for processing and email you the DNA result certificate once completed. We do not DNA test larger birds that need blood drawn via a Veterinarian. However we can still process feather samples or if you get a blood sample from your vet, we will be happy to send it in for you or direct you to the lab we use for processing.
DNA Avian Disease Testing
We can also send DNA testing for various avian diseases. The diseases we can send out for testing are: Psittacosis, Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD), Polyomavirus, Bordetellosis-Bordetella Avium, Psittacine Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD), Pacheco’s Disease (PDV). The three most commonly tested diseases by breeders are PBFD, Psittacosis and Polyomavirus.
Each DNA test is $20, including gender or disease testing.
Pick any 5 DNA tests for only $85, including gender and/or disease testing.
Payment can only be made at the time of testing. To request a DNA consult, fill out the form below and we will contact you to setup an appointment. Once we receive the lab results (approximately 2-3 weeks), the certificate will be emailed directly to you.