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Old 03-01-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by AnimalKaperz View Post
I am now wanting to know for sure - going to call the Avian vet on Monday!!
Good plan, or ask a avian vet lab technician since they're the ones who do DNA profiling and gender determination. Let me know what you find out!
I've been planning on karyotyping my budgies genes (one way to find out gender), but that's hard to do when you don't know how many chromosomes budgies have!
"Different literary sources at different times have stated that the budgerigar has somewhere between 13 and 60 pairs of chromosomes in each cell." According to Ken Yorke, no one really seems to know how many chromosomes budgies have!