04/07/18 - Ringing Turkeys

It is that time of year when all turkey breeders need to consider ringing their turkeys, and I accept that many keepers have their own strategy for managing and monitoring this within their flock. 

However, only PCGB rings are permitted on show birds and any other form of identifier, other than wing tags or tattoo, will result in the judge passing the bird.  This is an important consideration for those who show but still need to identify their turkey.

PCGB rings also give another level of credibility, and particularly so when buying and selling stock.  Also, given the issues over recent years it seems only a matter of time before all birds will need to be close rung anyway.  So undertaking ringing sooner rather than later seems good practice to me.  The PCGB website has all the details.

Tags: Ringing turkeys, turkey rings, breeding turkeys, managing turkeys,

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