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FALCON PARENTAGE

5 WORKING DAY TURNAROUND

£50 (INCL. VAT)

Falcon DNA Test
Falcon DNA Test

A falcon DNA test to determine parentage is a powerful tool for breeders and owners, allowing the determination of clear genetic links between a chick and its parents.

Here at chXout, we can carry out falcon DNA tests to determine genetic relationships for Peregrine falcons and Gyrfalcons

If you require a parentage test for another species, please contact us. 

SAMPLE SUBMISSION TYPES

DRIED EGG MEMBRANE

BLOOD

bird species id

PLUCKED FEATHERS

MOUTH SWAB

For more information on suitable sample submissions types and their collection, please visit our Sample Submissions page.

LABORATORY PROCESS

Making use of a special technique known as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), we are able to copy all the regions of DNA we require for a falcon DNA test to determine parentage.

We make use of PCR to copy multiple highly variable regions, known as short tandem repeats (STR’s). By copying and analysing these regions we are able to produce a DNA profile for each individual bird.

 As with a human paternity test, we are then able to compare the DNA profiles of the chick and mother to rule out the alleles inherited maternally (alleles are simply variations between individuals of sections of DNA). 

By process of elimination, we are then left with the alleles corresponding to the alleged father, if we can then find a match we can conclusively say that the tested male is the biological father of the chick.

DNA TESTING BENEFITS

  •  DNA testing can be carried out for birds of any age.
  • The birds are not subject to stress of transport.
  • Egg shell membrane sampling is non-invasive.
  • The service is available year-round.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1. Collect your sample using our sampling instructions at the top of the page.
  2. Ensure that your samples are sealed securely and labelled correctly.
  3. Complete the relevant forms for your service. If you email them to sales@chxout.com we will know to expect your sample(s) & it will help us to manage case loads in busy periods.
  4. Package your samples safely and include your client reference.
  5. Enclose your sample submission form if these have not already been emailed to us.
  6. Send your samples to us at:

chXout®, The Durham Genome Centre, Park House, Station Road, Lanchester, DH7 0EX

7. A report will be emailed to you attached as a PDF document within your chosen turnaround time and as soon as the results are available.

Please ensure that the correct postage is used for the size of the letter or parcel to avoid any delays due to insufficient postage.

Bird DNA Sample Submission

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