Banded Feral Pigeon

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Subject: Banded Feral Pigeon
From: sandra henderson <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:06:43 +0000
Chris, all pigeons bred by pigeon fanciers to be put into agricultural shows, or raced, have to be rung as chicks. The leg bands were all silver in my younger days, although I think in more recent years they branched out into coloured metal ones. My dad bred both show pigeons (including homing pigeons) as well as racing birds. From memory the band used to indicate year of hatching
Sandra h

On Tuesday, 26 July 2016, <> wrote:
A large feral pigeon had turned up in our garden. It has a broad silver band on its left leg. Why might that be? Should I be reporting it to someone?

Chris Ledger
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