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DNA SEXING FROM FEATHERS FOR MOST SPECIES OF BIRDS. AS ACCURATE AS
DNA SEXING FROM BLOOD, FEATHER SEXING FURTHER SIMPLIFIES THE PROCESS
BY ELIMINATING BLEEDING, MESSY CAPILLARY TIPS AND COLLECTION TUBES,
AND BY REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF STRESS ON YOU AND YOUR BIRD DURING SAMPLE
Use caution when collecting samples: clean hands and use a fresh
zip-lock bag between each bird. When handling feathers try to avoid
touching the ends of the feather shaft where the tissue containing
the DNA is located. To learn more about sample contamination, please
visit our contamination section.
Clearly label each bag to identify
sample. To order free feather collection kits, please visit our
Once you have gained control of your
bird, pluck at least 5 small chest or breast
feathers. Blood or primary feathers are not required. Some birds
may twitch slightly when feathers are plucked, but will not
be harmed by this procedure. Small birds may require a few additional
*Feathers must be
plucked in order to provide us with the necessary tissue cells to
isolate the proper amount of DNA.
Place the feathers in the zip-lock
bag labeled for that particular bird. Because there is no bleeding,
birds may be released immediately.
Print or type clearly when filling
out the submission form. If you do not already have a submission
visit our Download Page to download
a submission form.
Mail samples in an envelope or box
with the white copy of the submission form and payment to the address
below. For better turnaround
time please send samples via overnight or two-day mail. Our
turnaround time for DNA sexing and disease testing is generally
48 hours after we receive your samples.
Mail samples to:
1336 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312-1766
Click here to order FREE collection kits.