The sequencing of the genome allowed us to easily identify genetic elements and genes throughout the Agapornis genome. Therefore, future studies on e.g. colour mutations, can be conducted easier than in the past. However, as with most genetic research funding is the main limitation since these studies are extremely expensive. We hope to secure additional funding in order to look at the genes controlling colour expression.
The parentage test is also in the process of being patented and commercialised. We plan to have the test available across the world for any breeder to use.