B931 Sex determination Pigeon


In many species, looking at an individual does not reveal the sex. In e.g. birds, males and females show no differences that may be used to identify the sex of a bird. Sex determination is based on a DNA test, in which the sex chromosomes (X, Y in animals and humans and W, Z in birds) are visualized. The DNA test reveals the sex of most species.

Test specific information



For most species the sex remains the same during life.

Turn Around Time

The turn-around-time of a test depends to a large extent on the logistics of sample transportation to the laboratory. After receiving the sample at the test location, you can normally expect the result within 10 working days. A longer delivery time applies to tests carried out by a Partner Lab.

Location of disease or trait

All cells with a nucleus contain the same sexchromosomes.

Breed dependence

For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Feather, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.


The result of a sex determination shows, which sex an animal has.


The sex is inherited via sex chromosomes.

Severity of Disease

Sex determination is no disease.

Code B931

Sex determination Pigeon

€ 27,07 (excl. VAT)