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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2010, 10:52:02 PM »

When I brought Mischa home she was 11 weeks and the breeder asked me if I wanted a band on her.  I was not educated on the bands so I told her to put it on.  The band is tagged and registered.  I was there the day they were hatched so I know that the greys were not wild caught.  I was told by several people that the band is not safe and should be removed.  Mischa has not had any issues with the band yet.
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2010, 12:03:01 PM »

i think one of my bonded pair is an imported bird , the papers i have with her say that its from a dr.van den wouwer ludwig from belgium , sex female with the ring number LVDW 2516 the ring is on her left leg , the other grey i have with her has a black ring on his right leg but i cant get close enough to see what is on it
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2010, 02:29:37 PM »

I didn't think birds could be imported? Maybe someone can set me straight?
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2010, 03:23:13 PM »

I didn't think birds could be imported? Maybe someone can set me straight?

neither did i , dont know if it is still legal , but the paper i have is from belgium and dated 2005 , so obviuosly it was imported well before i bought her
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2010, 04:08:18 PM »

Please don't think that I was accusing you of ny wrong doing  :biggrin: Just wondering what the rules are :thumbsup:
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2010, 04:14:19 PM »

I'm not sure what the rules are now, know there was a ban when we had the bird flu scare, but not sure if it has been lifted or not.
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2010, 04:33:51 PM »

Please don't think that I was accusing you of ny wrong doing  :biggrin: Just wondering what the rules are :thumbsup:

no probs liz wasnt thinking that , the person i bought them from , he had only had them for 5 months before deciding greys where not his thing
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2010, 04:49:21 PM »

My guess would be that it was a perfectly legal transaction, with full agreement with the authorities. I can't imagine anyone putting their ring or name on an illegal import
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2010, 12:44:00 PM »

My guess would be that it was a perfectly legal transaction, with full agreement with the authorities. I can't imagine anyone putting their ring or name on an illegal import

think your spot on there , why do they put rings on either leg ? is it for sexing purposes or doesnt it matter what leg a ring goes on
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2010, 01:55:23 PM »

I believe that the choice of leg is a sexing thing. However, there appears to be no international standard for ringing, consequently the system one breeder uses may differ immensely from another breeder
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2010, 02:25:01 PM »

As long as Paperwork is filled and Rubber Stamped and certain conditions are followed such as CITES etc then animals are moved across the world every day.  The flu would put a halt to birds being moved but think that has since been lifted.
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2011, 09:26:00 PM »

I have been wondering about the rings on my Greys, if i should get them removed or not because they are always biting at it, but its not tight or things annoying it. Does anyone have any advice...thanks
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2011, 12:39:53 PM »

If the skin under it ok?  Nico always plays with her ring as well but it isn't tight and the skin under isn't read or swollen so I think it is just normal
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2011, 02:03:40 AM »

Sophie, came with a ring on her foot. Never really questioned why, when I adopted her at age two. Don't really question it now. She doesn't mind it, so why should I?   Nancy
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2011, 11:16:10 AM »

Rosie has a ring on her left leg, it shows the remains of having been blue which ties in with the age I was given for her of two years old. It's fine and not bothering her in any way - does the fact that it's on her left leg imply gender? The guy who sold her to me seemed to think she was a girl but didn't have her dna tested as far as I'm aware.
I haven't managed to read the ring yet; I'll have a go later on today when Peter gets in. (That way I can read it out and he can write it down!)


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« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2011, 11:55:44 AM »

Esme. The only way to determine the sex of a Grey is by DNA testing. Many people only guess the actual gender and they may be 50% correct some of the time, but you need to be 100% you can see www.avianbiotech.co.uk
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2011, 12:01:07 PM »

Thanks Geff, I've ordered the kit, hope it doesn't take forever to arrive.
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« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2011, 12:05:36 PM »

A couple of days, for delivery,then about a week for results.
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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2011, 07:41:03 PM »

My envelope from biotech is here, yippee. In preparation for sending it off, I read Rosie's ring - but I'm frightened of putting the wrong thing on the biotech form if I've read it wrongly, my eyesight isn't what it used to be - is it better to leave this info off the form than maybe put an incorrect letter in?

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Re: What Does My Grey's Ring Mean?
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2011, 07:52:11 PM »

It doesn't really matter what you put on the form, it is for your use really, some put the ring number and some the birds name  :thumbsup:
Have you plucked the feathers yet?
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