Sorry if this doesn't make sense, I was in a bit of a rush. Will edit when I have more time. Hello fellow bird fanciers! I have a question pertaining to my pigeon's leg band, I hope I can explain my predicament properly. I have acquired a Frillback Pigeon from a supposed breeder. Peplum (who is supposedly female) is a beautiful red color with some spots of grey and white flight feathers. The breeder said she was about a year, however the band reads: NPA 10 05 HC 569. If I correctly read the band it means she is actually 10 years? So, I'm confused about the lying or unknowing breeder, and I want to know the truth. Is she actually a he? Is she a year old or ten years old? I've tried contacting the official band people numerous times with my questions, they've always failed to respond. Ps. This is one my first pigeons so I'm a bit new. She seems deathly afraid of people, how can I get her to understand that I mean no harm? I have a feeling that the breeder mistreated her and was just an a** hole who duped me for my money. Do frillbacks lay infertile eggs? I don't know how I'd tell if she was actually a he.