We are available to perform a DNA sample taking service for submission to PiGen.
This involves taking five to six leg feathers from each bird in question and submitting them to the external specialist pigeon DNA company. PiGen also commits itself to researching the genetic parameters that gives a bird the instinct to return home or be successful in a race.
DNA testing is undeniable proof of a pigeons parentage, knowing the genetic lines of a pigeon may be required in the following cases:
- Identification in order to sell a valuable top-class pigeon.
- Confirmation of youngstock or egg parentage.
- In some important races it will be desired to know the genetic lines of a pigeon.
- To identify a bird in case of theft.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.