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scared of dubbing/ can a rooster be to old to dub

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im to scarred to dub my rooster. for some reosone i get all shaky and scarred. and    can a do they half to be a certain age

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Unless you are wanting to show your rooster, then you do not have to dub him at all.

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post #3 of 5

Unless you are wanting to show your rooster, then you do not have to dub him at all.


That's true.
Hi DJ!  I know what you mean!  I have two Modern Game bantam cockerels I was going to dub today.  I sharpened my scissors last evening and went out with all intents to 'do it' this morning.  I've been the 'holder' for lots of dubbings and know it isn't a big deal --- but lost my nerve by myself with my own birds.
Do you have a buddy that could be the 'holder' while you make the cut?
Good luck!
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post #4 of 5
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ya. me and my brother dubbed his rooster today after i made the post. we were nervous because he made a cut a little low and the bird was really acting weird. but he came out of it and im going to do mine tommoroow

post #5 of 5

I dub my modern games. You need to wait until they are mature enough that their comb is developed before dubbing, otherwise it will finish growing in all funky looking.

It takes a steady hand, certainty, and you can't hesitate half way in between. And you need a very good pair of scissors. I use surgical steel straight dubbing shears. Yes, they'll bleed. If you can keep them quiet before dubbing, that will help. I always put mine up in a shipping box deep in shavings after dubbing and place them in a dark room overnight to keep them quiet and still. By morning, they're good to go. I'll add a little Red Cell back into their water for two weeks following a dubbing to help them rebound.

But as was mentioned, there is no need to dub unless you intend on showing.

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