HELP!? Found a dove in the barn, she has leg bands, can I lookup the owner?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by happytraylz, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had this 'visitor' for a couple of days in our big horse barn-felt bad because it's so cold, so caught her and brought her inside. I then realized she has ID leg bands. I think she is a dove, although someone at the barn thought pigeon.. [​IMG] Does anyone know how to look them up? I had no luck searching online. Just want to give the owner a chance to get her back if wanted. Thanks!
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  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Typically leg bands serve as ID for the owner to tell one bird from another, not identify the owner themselves. Perhaps a Craigslist post plus fliers at a couple local feed stores would help. Try to get the word out any way you can. Hopefully the owner will come forward.
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Yes, that is a pigeon :) Can you post complete band numbers? You can contact the club the band was purchased from and they can give you the owners info :) Thanks for taking him in!
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes leg band with club and numbers . do help to find owners.

    AU, NPA, and etc would be the national club , then they can tell who got the bands.

    that birds looks more like a roller pigeon.
     
  5. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to find clubs to help- but the band has no club ID.. If anyone knows a way to look it up it has- RUS 157 2008 Also a plain black removable band on the other leg. The club I contacted said if the bird breeder was a member it would have the club on it too.. argh..
     
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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    is thats only letters on the band.?
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    RUS is prob the initals, 157 is the 157th bird hatched / listed in his book for the year 2008.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    RUS i think is a club, my guess some kind of roller club, will try to find out for you.
     
  9. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. Yes, those are the only initials on it. I would love to find her owner.. =)
     
  10. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any luck? Sounds like an NPA band.. can you post a picture of the band?
     

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