Sex Determination of Birds
Sex determination of birds is required for many purposes including bird breeding and conservation programmes.
Why we test
Many bird species are monomorphic; thus, males and females cannot be distinguished visually due to their similar phenotypic traits. On the other hand, sexually dimorphic bird species often do not display distinct visual features, characteristics or behavioural traits until they reach adult stage, thereby preventing the identification of gender in younger individuals.
What we offer
We offer molecular sexing for proper gender assignment of a wide range of bird species with an accuracy of 99.9%. Our method uses bird feathers to conduct a non-invasive, rapid, efficient and cost-effective sex determination. If available, other bird tissue samples including blood can be used for the test.