One of the most important things that the average Racing Pigeon breeder has to know is how to band the birds properly. It’s a very simple process, but it needs to be done precisely right or it won’t work right.
But what is banding? For the racing pigeon neophytes out there, banding is the process of putting an identification ring on a pigeon’s leg. This ring will allow the owner, as well as the local club members, to identify their pigeons.
As I said earlier, banding is a fairly easy process, but it needs to be done at precisely the right time.
Band a pigeon too early, and the band will just slip off the pigeon’s leg. But band the pigeon too late, and the ring won’t fit through the pigeon’s foot.
But you don’t need to worry, because we have the perfect solution for you.
In this video, you will be given an in depth look to banding pigeons, and when you should do it. We have also provided comparisons of leg size between pigeons of different ages, to help you decide when to band them.
Check out our other articles and videos for other tips on racing pigeon care. Thanks for watching!