Viaguard Accu-metric DNA Bird Sexing
DNA-Vian Viaguard is one of North America's leading DNA testing laboratories offering low-priced bird sexing services to bird owners across North America. We are also happy to offer our services to rescues, pet stores, breeders and professional associations and clubs.
The sex of many bird species cannot be determined using external characteristics. A DNA test from a reputable lab is the only accurate way to determine the difference between males and females.
DNA-Vian Viaguard's experienced technicians have perfected the science of using DNA to determine a bird's sex. We can test a wide variety of bird species including finches, cockatoos, parrots, lorikeets, raptors and many more.
Simple and Painless Test - Click here to view the process from start to finish
DNA-Vian Viaguard can determine the sex of your bird using feathers, two or three drops of blood or eggshells from newly hatched birds. These methods are painless and do not harm the bird in any way.
DNA Bird Sexing using Blood, Feathers or Eggshells
Costs for sample submission
SINGLE SAMPLE - $22.00
2- 4 SAMPLES -$15 EACH
5 OR MORE SAMPLES - $10 EACH
$22 /SAMPLE REGARDLESS OF QUANTITY
ALLOW AN EXTRA 3-5 DAYS FOR PROCESSING
REMIT PAYMENT WITH SAMPLE SUBMISSION
Price includes a further savings of up to 20% since we pay for the tax and shipping
Call 1 877 842 4827 to discuss your personal requirements
Save time by clicking here to print out blood collection sheets
OR Order kits to be mailed out by clicking here
Expedited sample submission Program
Blood samples can be submitted on ordinary paper using the sample cards format available by clicking here
Each sheet printed will enable you to submit 10 samples and you may print as many sheets as required. Allow sufficient time for the blood to dry on each card submitted and ensure that ID information is included for every sample. We also accept blood cards from other laboratories.
Use the attached order form available by clicking here, fill it out completely.
Sample can be returned in ordinary paper envelopes, one sample per envelope. You can put the name or ID of the bird on the outside of each individual envelope.
Feather samples can also be returned in a normal paper envelope, ensure there is an ID on each envelope. Important note:Select only medium sized feathers for plucking. The feather must be physically plucked (molted feathers cannot be used for this test). Very small feathers located under the wing or small chest feathers are not recommended. Blood feathers are recommended and would result in a much faster turnaround time. If a blood feather cannot be obtained then pluck 4-6 medium to large sized feathers from the chest area of the bird and place them in a envelope. Get more information by clicking here.
All samples submitted must be accompanied by the completed order form and payment.
If you wish Viaguard can send you a complete sample collection kit.