What is banding and why?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chicken farmer, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. chicken farmer

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    I have always seen and heard of banding pigeons and I recently got some homers that are banded, I know it's a way of identification but is there any other reason? Can you trace a pigeon back from it's number? I don't know really anything about why,when,or the reasons it's done and would like to know. Thanks in advance
     

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    Here are a few of the homers I got
     
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