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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi y'all, I hang out at the local animal shelter quite often, and they know me as "the bird lady" because I have a lot of chicken friends that stay rent-free on my property. I went in there a couple of weeks ago to say hi, and one of the ladies who works there asked, "So, are you here to adopt...
  2. General Discussions
    Greetings all..... I have another question about banding. Several of my birds are not banded. mostly because i didn't see the value in it. Yet as I get further along in the hobby/habit of raising birds I see the value of it. That being said are there bands that snap onto the older birds...
  3. Performing Breeds
    Should I band my performance birds? Would solid colored bands or bands with numbers and/or letters be better? What is typical or what rules are there for what to have on a band? I have Uzbek crack tumblers, when I got my adult pair they were not banded. Thank you!
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hey everyone, I've been looking for information on the new IF ICOM bands and haven't been successful at finding much information. I am wondering if the BRICON chip insert will fit into these or if they are made especially for a specific clock? My club uses BRICON. I did notice on the picture on...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've heard there are bands you can put on birds after they're babies, removable temporary bands. I think my bird's about a month old now, mostly feathered, flies very well, but still young enough to where he doesn't have the fuzzy white part on the back of his beak yet ( I'm kind of ill right...
  6. General Discussions
    Hi there everyone, My partner and I are the new caretakers of a 2-3 month old ringneck dove. We're interested in banding as the bird equivalent of putting a collar on a cat or dog, mostly to help identify him as a pet and possibly get him back if he ever escapes. Would anyone be willing to give...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Is it possible to band a fully grown pigeon when you missed doing it any an early age?
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I am about to own my first Ringneck Dove and I am wondering about bands. I was wondering the following: Do the bands bother/hurt the doves? Can a band be placed on an adult dove? Are there any other methods of record-keeping besides bands? Thanks.
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Every where I always read it would say to band babies at 7-10 days old. Well I have been banding at 5 days old and that has been a tight fit. Why are mine so big? lol
  10. General Discussions
    if ure just npa banding anyone know which foot they go on??
  11. General Discussions
    Is there a website I can order snap on bands for adult birds tgthat will ship to canada? They don't need to say anything on them, I just need to differentiate between releasable and unreleasable birds in my loft. I put fledglings in there to gain muscle mass after quarantine and before release...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Here's an easy question. I have a very small loft and in the past I have just purchased AU bands from Foys and taken what they have sent me. I think i am ready to move up to custom AU bands with my loft initials on them ( like GFL for Ganus, OXF for Oxford Lofts, etc.) How do I go about...
  13. General Discussions
    my 3 squabs from 2 pairs are on their 6th day today and they're going to be a week old tomorrow(40mins to go and it's AM12)~ i have no bands yet and i'm going to have them on tuesday next week on their 10th day~ squabs can be banded when they're 5days old but could the bands still fit when...
  14. General Discussions
    How old should a new bird be before you band it? Right or left leg? number up or down? OK that should answer most oy my brides questions.
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello, I have a question on bands. When I was younger we never banded our pigeons, I guess it was something my father never worried about. I have been trying to read up on banding and I am really confused. I plan on having and raising about 15 to 20 birds. Mostly homers and have no plans to...
  16. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Well, for security issues, I'd like to band my rescues. They're two pigeons (see the Emergencies boards). I'm sure one will make it, dunno about the other one. But I want to band them before they leave with clip-on bands (or something similar if I can't find them). People here respect banded...
  17. Show Pigeons
    What are the rules for puting on NPA bands on Indian Fantails and Frillbacks. Both have feathered feet and the bands are larger than Homing Pigeon's bands. Homers you band at four to five days, But Fantails???????
  18. General Discussions
    Although I raised pigeons for years as a kid and teen, I've never banded any of my birds. Now that my Chinese owls have eggs and my Doo's are nesting I want to be able to band my YB's. ::::::::Insert Every question about banding here:::::::::: When? Where do I get them? What kind is best? Any...
  19. Show Pigeons
    With feathers on their feet, what size snap on band do you put on them and what about seamless bands for the young. All my fantails are white and I need to tell them apart.
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    It has been alot of years since I banded babies, but these new plastic bands seem to slip off easily as opposed to the aluminum bands from years ago. This is the second day in a row that the band has came off, and apparently one of the parents took it out of the nest box and dropped it on the...
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