dubbing (if you don't like it don't click it)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 95yj, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't want to start another animal cruelty debate, and this is gonna happen no matter what, so if you don't like dubbing leave this post, no joke, click the back button now. My roosters have every luxury they could ever want, 5 seconds of pain doesn't bother them too much, and their gonna get dubbed no matter what. I have bantam oeg's, i'v never actually dubbed myself, i have a friend (gave me my first breeding pair) who's really good at it. But at the moment i have two roosters that are mostly dubbed, I'm trying to prep all my birds for a show at the end of august and i need to do a little trim job. On of the roosters still has both his ear lobes and the other has part of a wattle. is there any really good online tutorial that i could look at or could someone direct me to an instructional post. I'm held birds while other people dub dozens of times so i think i know what i'm doing, i just want to be 100%. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. Can i use straight bladed scisssors or should i go borrow a pair of dubbing scissors. I'm not sure which parts require use of the curved blade. I have an extremely sharp pair of dog grooming scissors that i could use.
     
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  5. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your help everyone.. I think i'm gonna just use the grooming scissors cause its a pretty minor job and the ear lobes are pretty much a straight cut anyway, i might regret it but oh well. thanks
     
  6. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straight scissors, no problem. The ones I trained with weren't surgical sharp, or even really sharp. The birds didn't bleed much at all--I'm wondering if really sharp would be better or worse.
     
  7. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't think it really matters too too much, i assume that the sharper the better just cause it'll give a cleaner cut and probably cause a little less pain, but i'm not going to stress over it.
     
  8. RAREROO

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    I just used some regular straight household scissors to dub mine, I have a game mix bantam cockerel and his comb was already damaged or deformed or somthing so I held two pieces of ice one it really tight for a little while, then snipped it off, do it in really quick snips though, and then when I had it cut the way I wanted it, I held ice on it again on the cut for a little while, and now it is healed back up nicely and he looks really good now and it didnt seem to bother him. I left his wattles on though. BTW This was a flat dub like you would with LF American Games and such, not a show bantam OEGB type dub.
     
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    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I am also getting some young Pumkin Hulseys too and I want to give them a full dubbing, so do I need to wait until they are mature to do it or what age do I need to do it ? I'm not really sure how old they are I just know they are still young and not mature yet.
     
  10. Chris09

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    Quote:I like to dub my American Game when they are around breeding age.

    Chris
     

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