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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:49 pm 
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I have a little family of six geese. The older female is grey all over and easy to identify, but the original gander is pure white like some of their offspring. I need a way of permanently identifying my big gander so that I can still tell which one he is when the younger geese grow up to be his size. Can you get leg bands for geese? I will probably want to eat or sell some of the excess ganders as time goes on, and I don't want Clyde to accidentally get the chop.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:07 pm 
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This site sells rings plus many others come in goose sizes different colours

http://lentradirect.com.au/contents/en-us/d24.html


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:21 pm 
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Thank you!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:59 am 
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When I first got geese I used leg bands - the ones I used were a bit of a pain to get on, and some how a couple of them still lost them. I now cheat and use coloured cable ties. They are strong, cheap and I have never had any come off. Put them on and pull them up so they are not too loose and cut the end off with scissors. Obviously you do not pull them tight around the bird's leg. They are easy to cut off and reapply if you put them on growing birds. I always make sure there is space between the leg and the tie BUT not too much as I wouldn't want them to get caught on anything. One of those things I check on regular basis to make sure that they are still fitting comfortably.

Hope that helps - is just what works for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:20 pm 
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I did think about a cable tie, but I worried about it getting tighter... I suppose if you cut the end off there is nothing for it to catch on and it should be alright.

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