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Karotyping

Definition: Karotyping is a non-invasive method for determining the sex of a bird. In karotyping, a small blood sample is taken from the bird and examined under a microscope. The number of chromosomes found in the sample helps determine the sex of the bird with nearly 100% accuracy.

Pronunciation: care-oh-tie-ping

Examples: Karotyping is usually the preferred method for sexing exotic pet birds.

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