New angora bunny has ear tattoo.... can you help?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BellLisamo, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    I recently purchased a new angora bunny who has an ear tattoo that says AZII. She didn't come with any papers, or info...

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. NoelTate

    NoelTate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breeders who show rabbits tattoo them in the ear. Tattooed rabbits may or may not be registered with the ARBA. They really don't mean anything to anyone other than the breeder. It's just a form of ID for a particular rabbit. When you enter them into a show, you enter the tattoo number for judges to use as ID.
     
  3. dbunni

    dbunni Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a tattoo number I recognize, but some breeders will change it up once in a while. Most likely it is the first initials of the buck and doe and then a litter number. Many EA people do this.
     
  4. tcbfan5

    tcbfan5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my expierence, the other comments are on the money...I bought a lop eared & he also has a tattoo in his ear.. he was shown for 4H---thats one of his babies in my pic [​IMG]
     
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  5. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
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    Oh how funny! A tattoo in the ear in Australia means the animal has been fixed!
     
  6. dbunni

    dbunni Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the US ... ARBA requires a tattoo in the left ear to show. The right ear will contain a tattoo or "R" when the rabbit has been registered through ARBA. The right ear is also used at ARBA nationals to write the coop number in Sharpie marker. The animal is then ID on the show table by the coop number not the tattoo number ... stops judges from putting up an animal they may have seen or put up before ... the first in a class, BOV, BOSV, BOS, & BOB animals will have their tattoo verified. I have a friend who tattoos sold animals with a different ID ... she will write in the ear if they are sold as pets, brood, or if they have a disqualification she will tattoo DQ! Had one come back on the table with a DQ. It was sold as brood with the understanding it would not be shown... when the judge read the tattoo # he discovered he had missed a DQ! The rabbit was rechecked and disqualified for both an incorrect tattoo (according to the entry form) and the white nails! OOPS!
     
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  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:Oh thank you so much for all that information!!!!
     
  8. dbunni

    dbunni Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome...
     
  9. tcbfan5

    tcbfan5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My vet has recently started tattooing dogs ears to prove they are fixed.
    & my lop eared is tattoo'd in his left ear! [​IMG]
     
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