Hi everyone, been a lurker for a couple weeks now reading through all your posts. This board is better than any book on parrots as everyone gives a wide variety of answers and feedback for all problems/dilemmas with their Quaker. So thank you I’ve learned so much already. Had a Senegal for about 10 years but with relocation on my part I had to rehome him. Finally I got myself a baby Quaker, Kozmo. it’s a yellow ‘dilute’ (not sure what that means but it’s very light green almost yellow with light blue wings). Still a baby and hand feeding with syringe 3x a day. Any idea how soon I can get a DNA test for gender? Can it be done with babies? Kozmo is about 6-7 weeks old now.
Welcome to you and Kozmo. I'm not sure about the DNA test; that's somrthing you could ask your veterinarian about. If I remember right, dilute color mutations have less pigmentation in the feathers, resulting in paler coloration. It sounds like that might describe Kozmo's coloring.
Welcome to the forum! It’s great you are reading through all the different posts. I would think you could do a DNA test at any time but like cnyguy says your avian vet will be able to help you with that. Looking forward to hearing more about Kozmo! Welcome!
Hi there, Ang and Kozmo, from Australia! When we purchased Bonnie from the breeder she was around 8-9 weeks old and came with a DNA certificate, so I would presume that you could get one done at any stage, since Kozmo is already around 7-8 weeks old. Hope this helps. And I hope you enjoy the Forum! We appreciate your nice comments, thank you.