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Posted 9/25/2005 9:13:49 AM Post #111
 

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I have found an amazon parrot whose owner I am trying to find.  He has a closed band -- how can I trace what the number means?

Jean

Posted 9/25/2005 9:43:14 PM Post #115
 

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I hope someone gives a good answer for this one because I am asked this at least once a week.

It seems every band company has their own way of doing it.

Greg

Posted 9/26/2005 4:07:32 PM Post #117
 

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Here is an article containing information about leg bands.

Article: The ABC's of Leg Bands
http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww5eiii.htm

National Leg Band Regestry
http://buddysfriends.com/registry.html

Some Lost & Found Resources

http://911parrotalert.com
http://www.birdhotline.com
http://www.mickaboo.com/lostandfound.html
http://www.birdsnways.com/birds/blost.htm

Posted 10/26/2005 4:35:12 AM Post #204
 

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First you have to find out if the initals on the band are from a parrot club or from a breeder. When dealing with parrots most likely it is the breeders initals. For instance the bands we put on our "hookbills" SWA-05-201. SWA would be our aviary initals for Singing Wings Aviary. 05 would be the year the bird hatched and the last numbers would be the birds personal ID number. On finches our bands would SW-05-201, SW-05-202, etc. as there is not enough room for the W on finch & Canary bands. The thing to relize is that there are three major band companies that make personalized inital bands. L and M leg bands, Red Bird Products, and National Band & Tag Co. L and M is known for most of the larger size "hookbill" bands. However these inital bands are not traceable for instance there could be 5 other breeders that have intials SWA but to them could stand for something different say Swacking Wings Aviary. Personalized initals breeder type legbands are NOT traceable. If the legband is from a club say NFSS (Natinal Finch and Softbill Society) they are traceable because the band number ranges are recorded who they are sold to and when. Band companies also offer asigned code legbands to breeders but most prefer not to use these as they want to pick there own initals. So in the world of birds it could be impossible to find out what breeder the bird originated from unless you know where the breeder is located, where they buy there bands, if the initals are from a bird club or not, etc...

Regards,
Mandy Tucker
www.singing-wings-aviary.com
Posted 12/28/2005 3:27:33 PM Post #283
 

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Hi there!

did you manage to find an answer yet?  I guess the best thing to do is post the ID number out there and ask folks to help you look.  Of the postings that are out there, SOME breeders don't like to identify themselves because they only deal via petshops.  And the petshops don't want their sources revealed, and the breeders don't want themselves revealed.  It's a weird business when it comes to this.

Hope this helps!?

Manon

Manon

Posted 1/1/2006 10:35:40 AM Post #289
 

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Leg bands from L&M are traceable. if you contact them, with the band numbers (and the band came from them) they will give you the info if the aviary said it is ok. whenever you purchase bands from L&M they ask if they can give out your info if contacted (or just your phone number) or if you want them to contact you with that person's info.

here is another website to look up legbands, this is voluntary so not all breeders are listed.

it also helps to know what state they are from which is written sideways on L&M legbands.

http://buddysfriends.com/registry.html

what kind of info are you hoping to get from the breeder? most info is right on the band, year it was hatched (although this is optional), the state it came from,that it is a domestic bird. if this breeder raises 100's of babies /yr, they may not remember number 176 of 2001, they may not have even raised that baby but sold it to be handraised by someone else in another state.

B&G

 

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