Parentage analysis in birds




Using parentage analysis, the parentage of a young bird may be determined if information on the suspected parents  is available. To perform a parentage analysis, DNA samples of both parents and the offspring are required.  It is not possible, however, to determine whether two birds are related if there is no information about the (suspected) parents.

Parentage analysis may be performed using feather- or bloodsamples. To perform parentage analysis, approximately 10 plucked feathers are required.  You will receive a certificate with the results of the parentage analysis.