We've finally decided that we have enough chickens and are serious enough about getting a breeding program started that we need a better (or at least slightly more sophisticated) id system. So this week I ordered some numbered plastic bandettes and as soon as they come in we'll be putting them on the chickens. But then I realized that I've never paid any attention to leg band placement on any of the birds I've seen that have had them. And none of my current flock have bands. So I'm wondering where the appropriate placement of the band would be, particularly on cockerels/cocks. Hens/pullets for the most part won't be much of an issue, but I'm not sure if I should place the band above or below the spur.