Under breeders rings means the of poultry - mounted and bird breeders anklets for final identification of the individual animal. A distinction should be made between the rings of the bird observatories , which have other marks. A distinction is made between closed rings, which can only be attached a short time after hatching, and open rings, which can also be attached later.
The marking of the breeder's rings is based on a strictly regulated system, unless they are simple colored rings to denote common birds. In the case of protected birds, a breeding license is a prerequisite for obtaining breeding rings, without which most birds cannot be traded.
The ringing of specimens of protected species serves to implement the Washington Convention on Endangered Species and is regulated in more detail in the species protection law issued for this purpose .
The federal rings for pedigree poultry and pedigree pigeons are issued in Germany by the Association of German Pedigree Poultry Breeders . Rings of the same type, which differ in their nationality, are used within Europe. The closed plastic rings are colored so that the age of an animal can be determined without a catch. The colors of the national poultry rings were uniformly regulated within Europe by a resolution of the European Small Animal Breeding Association . They are repeated every six years, since pedigree poultry may not be exhibited for more than six years. The federal youth associations are pink in order to be able to recognize animals of the youth breeders at exhibitions.
The Bundesring contains information about the year of birth, the ring size used, the country of origin (in Germany the letter "D"), as well as a consecutive number consisting of letters and numbers that is only issued once a year.
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A distinction is made between closed rings, which can only be attached a short time after hatching, and open rings, which can also be attached later. The color system only applies to closed rings.
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- Structure of a DKB foot ring . In: www.dkb-online.de. German Canaries and Bird Breeders Association
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