Showing Pigeons, What do I need?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Celtic Hill, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    So what do I need to show pigeons? In addition to chickens? I know they need a band, what kind? We used to band our homers and fancies but the ones I got don't have any bands.
     
  2. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think they need to be close banded to show, you might want to get some npa bands and start showing their babies [​IMG]
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes seamless bands, NPA for their shows , best to have young birds hatch early part of the year, so young birds will get their adult feather before the fall show. You will need to band them around 10 days old. Depend on breed ,some have club bands.

    Show pigeon for many years, pm me for any hints u need.
     
  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Okay thanks! Why do they even need the bands? I remember my parent's doing them when I was little, but I don't remember why. I was talking to my state tester when he came out and he said to show the pigeons all I would have to have him do is put on a metal band?
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    one reason is it tell how old the bird is, it also tells who raised the birds also, each band will have a number and can be trace to the breeder.
     
  7. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    clean feathers no holes
    Standered what you look for just google it for your breed
    knowing facts about your breed
    Standing properly for you bird genrally in pouters
     

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