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DNA Sex Test Results

So we sent off Rio's samples for the DNA Sex test.
We were pretty sure that Rio was a boy and so did the pet store, however since Rio is a Quaker Parrot the only way to know is a test.
We got our results and...

Rio is a GIRL! LOL!

My poor husband is surrounded by females.
We have 2 girls, a female dog, a female budgie, (although the new albino budgie we think might be a boy), and now a female parrot.

Poor guy lol! We do have at least one male betta fish in the fish tank though!
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congrats on the 'new' girl!

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Congrats on your girl. You got the results back pretty quick.

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Hehe it's always the opposite Congrats!

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Welcome to the club, Amber!
I also thought I had a real couple, but I have two cocks.
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Congrats on your girl I remember what it was like when I found out Bluey was a girl not a boy, we also seem to be over run by females to
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Congrats on your girl!! What did you use to get the DNA sample/results? I am tempted to know what my baby tiel is (even though I'll know after the first molt) because I am impatient
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LOL - Well, you have your work cut out for you because, in quakers, the hens are dominant.
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Good morning Amber,

Did you use the blood or feather method to collect DNA samples. I'm curious as I'm thinking of having two of my flock checked.

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Good morning Amber,

Did you use the blood or feather method to collect DNA samples. I'm curious as I'm thinking of having two of my flock checked.

Cheers,

John.
I know your're asking her about her quaker but the breeder dna'd my linnie while I was there using feathers...two tail feathers. She didn't even cry at all. Took about 5 seconds. I have seen a friends gcc conure get the toe nail cut for dna and she held her foot up for the rest of the day.

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I used http://www.avianbiotech.com/Index.htm

I used 6 feathers plucked from her chest. She didn't mind at all just looked at me funny like what are you doing?

They will email you the results as soon as they have them (fast turnaround) and today I got the little certificate saying female

I read up and lots of bird owners and breeders used them and were pleased. One breeder said their avian vet uses them for results!

So much cheaper too. The vet would have cost $150 but putting the bird under and taking blood.
You get the same DNA from fresh feathers (can't be molted feathers).
It only cost me like $25 myself!

I would use them again if the need arises. Our other birds are budgies and we know for sure we have a hen and we are pretty sure the albino is a male.
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