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post #1 of 14
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I just got my pigeon leg bands in the mail today. I got three sizes, 9mm, 8mm, 10mm. My baby pigeon is 9 days old, from my reschearch 9 days is a little to old to band but when I tried the band it went on really easy and seemed a little to big around his foot.
I'm prettty sure that the guy that sold them to me said the 9mm was ment for the homers ( and thats what I used) idunno
Does anyone know what size leg bands are needed for homers? most leg band size charts say the sizes in letters not mm.

I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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post #2 of 14

what sort of homers? racing, asr, german beauty, etc....

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The difference between pets and pests is only on which side of the fence they're standing... keep your animals in your own property.

 

 



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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by nzpouter 

what sort of homers? racing, asr, german beauty, etc....


racing homer

I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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post #4 of 14

I thought it was 7.8mm or 8.0mm for racing homers.  I just bought 8mm, but haven't tried them yet. 
(this is where I got my info: http://www.pigeonfanciers.ca/band_order.html)

post #5 of 14

the standard here for racing homer is 7mm which I think is too small, C/ 8 mm is more suitable.

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The difference between pets and pests is only on which side of the fence they're standing... keep your animals in your own property.

 

 



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post #6 of 14

We used 8mm/size 8 for our racing homers(NPA bands) and size 11/11mm for our giant homers, when we had homers.  That being said, i have a roller in my flock who is banded with an AU size 7 band so I'd say it all depends on the size of your birds and how they compare.hide

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NPIP tested flock! True colors loft, home of ringneck doves(Bull eyed white, rosey, wild and tangerine pied), Diamond Doves, various pigeons including Birmingham rollers(Red and silver in various combinations) Giant Runts,  Buff Orpingtons, Jersey Giants, Barred Rocks, and Cochins and one DH
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post #7 of 14
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I knew you guys could help me out! thanks! thumbsup So I can use my 8mm on my homers and my 9mm for my kazan tumblers ( thanks for that chart scramblingmyeggs bow ) but acording to the chart my german owls need a 7mm hit and I only have the 8s, 9s and 10s he I listed off the breeds I have to the guy selling me the bands and he told me what mm I would need for each breed I own! guess he made a mistake.

I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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post #8 of 14

So far I have been told that as long as the band cannot be removed when it matures the size doesnt matter.  There are many rare breeds on those charts that are sized wrong.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by ThiefPouter06 

So far I have been told that as long as the band cannot be removed when it matures the size doesnt matter.  There are many rare breeds on those charts that are sized wrong.


Ok thanks. but if the band is small enough to fit on to a baby but too small to fit on an adult when the baby grew the band would tighten too much right?

I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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post #10 of 14

I have had to cut off bands but this usually happens on big breeds. Usually small breeds like kazan and old german owls souldnt have a problem with outgrowing bands. Unless the kazans have very heavily muffed feet. 
  heres a chart says 7 (8 would probably be fine if thats all you got) for OGO's and I would go with 8 for the kazans. They should be the size of a berliner.

http://www.siegelpigeons.com/catalog-bands.html


Edited by ThiefPouter06 - 4/17/10 at 4:46pm
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