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NerdyBirdy 02-28-2013 02:59 AM

How many chromosomes do budgies have?
 
I had wondered this for a while, and finally tried to look it up today, but I couldn't get a definitive answer... :S The first site I went to said they have 14 chromosomes, the second site said 24, the third said 26, and so did the fourth, then the fifth said 14 again! :eek: So here I am, wondering how many chromosomes budgies really have. :p

thepennywhistle 02-28-2013 06:30 PM

I tried to check it out superficially, and what I came up
with made my head spin! Too many different answers,
and they got into really scholarly issues really quickly.

I did find this article from the Australian Budgerigar
Society that sounds like they know what they're talking
about, and they say 26.

https://www.absbudgieclub.org.au/More-articles.html

Hogosha 02-28-2013 08:03 PM

Budgies have 13 chromosome pairs.

NerdyBirdy 02-28-2013 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thepennywhistle (Post 1134486)
I tried to check it out superficially, and what I came up
with made my head spin! Too many different answers,
and they got into really scholarly issues really quickly.

I did find this article from the Australian Budgerigar
Society that sounds like they know what they're talking
about, and they say 26.

https://www.absbudgieclub.org.au/More-articles.html

I also stumbled upon that site, and an article by Ghalib Al-Nasser as well, which also said 26. It just makes me wonder why other sites say different numbers. Where are they getting their information from? :S

NerdyBirdy 03-01-2013 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hogosha (Post 1134527)
Budgies have 13 chromosome pairs.

Which would equal 26 chromosomes in total, but how do you know this? Where did you find out this information? :S

AnimalKaperz 03-01-2013 11:32 AM

I am now wanting to know for sure - going to call the Avian vet on Monday!! :D

NerdyBirdy 03-01-2013 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnimalKaperz (Post 1134813)
I am now wanting to know for sure - going to call the Avian vet on Monday!! :D

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! :p
"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! :p

budgiezforall 03-02-2013 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnimalKaperz (Post 1134813)
I am now wanting to know for sure - going to call the Avian vet on Monday!! :D

Awesome idea! And please tell us what you learn! :D


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