Banding - Identification

pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
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Is there a procedure to follow when banding your waterfowl?

I think I heard that males get bands on one side and females on the other.
 

Cottage Rose

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 24, 2008
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Hey Jean, where you been?


I think its males on the left, females on the right but I'm not sure. Guess it really doesn't matter. You can just make up your own system.
I don't like those plastic colored spiral bands except for temporally ID'ing because they always seem to fall off. I've resorted to using zip ties for temporary ID'ing but one has to be very careful with these so they don't tighten themselves. Snip off the extra end so the goose doesn't play with it and accidentally tighten it.
Or you forget about them and they cut into the leg of growing birds.
I've also got those soft aluminum bands you need a special tool to put them on.
They work fine but seem to bend alot while putting them on and don't look very good.
I like the solid more heavy duty metal bands you just slip over the ankle and pinch together to close.
 

pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
8,431
168
341
Newman Lake, WA
I bought some of those spiral ones and they have degrated and fallen off. I will have to sex some of them again. This time I have some neon blue and pink zippies.

I guess I will be busy this week getting ready for the show.
 

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