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Bird DNA Testing

Trusted bird-sexing services are confirmed by DNA.

How do I Know if my Bird is Male or Female?

Bird DNA testing is the easiest and most accurate way to determine whether your bird is male or female. The process is simple: order a DNA-collection kit from us (included in the price of testing) or make your own kit at home, and then send us the samples. Once samples are received, your results are emailed to you within 5 business days. We test hundreds of species.

Bird DNA Sexing for Gender Determination

Avian DNA Gender Determination (bird sexing) is a non-surgical and DNA-powered method used by veterinarians, breeders, and bird owners who cannot determine the gender of their bird by its physical appearance or characteristics.

We use PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) to detect the presence of male and female chromosomes in the bird’s DNA. You can collect a DNA sample by clipping the bird’s toenail (sample is collected onto a blood card), or you can pluck feathers from the bird’s breast. We’ll send you a complimentary DNA-collection kit of your choice when you order your test, or you can make your own DIY kit: Click for DIY instructions.

DNA results are emailed within 5 business days, once samples are received at the laboratory.  See sample certificate


Blood Sample Testing Cost

  • $29 per Sample

  • 5 or More Samples, Save 20%

Feather Sample Testing Cost

  • $33 per Sample

  • 5 or More Samples, Save 20%



Name: Bird DNA Sexing
DNA Samples: Collected at Home Using Toenails or Feathers
Cost: Price Varies Depending on Quantity Ordered and Sample Type
Results: Within 5 Business Days after Receipt of Samples

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If you need assistance ordering, you're welcome to call us directly at 800.384.6DNA or email our team using the form on this page. We'll get back to you as soon as possible to help you place your order!

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