GENE POOL MANAGEMENT
Birds need a strong gene pool to be healthy. Inbreeding leads to genetic deficiencies. Our birds are managed carefully.
We share ancestry data with partner zoos to ensure animals paired create a strong gene pool
To maintain the genetic health of our resident colony of Bali Starlings, leading Australian zoologist Chris Hibbard set up a breeding facility.
We have exchanged birds from our colony with zoos from Germany, Java, Singapore, The UK the Czech Republic, & elsewhere.
Our objectives in our Gene Pool management program.
- Maintain strong gene variations for breeding
- Maintaining genetic diversity
- Producing excellent quality birds for exchange & for release programs