In the Ducks Unlimited article, “15 Great Places to Hunt Waterfowl” it lists top cities and areas in the United States and Canada to hunt all different species of waterfowl, such as mallards, Canadian geese, pintails, green-winged teal, mottled ducks, and more.
If your business is in the hunting industry and located in one of these popular waterfowl areas, try promoting your business with customized, promotional waterfowl leg bands! Have your company’s name, website, phone number etc. stamped on the band and hand them out to your customers to help spread the word and get repeat customers year after year. These fun souvenir bands make great giveaways for out of town people visiting to hunt. Customers can place the waterfowl leg bands on their lanyards and always have a reminder of your business.
Our style 1242-14 is the style used for mallard ducks, and a style 1242-28 is used on geese for those who want to be authentic. Otherwise our style 1242-24 is a popular size for promotional lanyard bands. All of our sizes and colors that are available can be viewed here.
Order today to have your customized bands in time for the upcoming season!
Treat your birds like royalty with gold colored leg bands and wing bands! Gold and orange aluminum, and brass, all look like gold! Below are all the options of leg and wing bands available in gold colors. Click which style you would like for more information and pricing.
Atlas Seal 305A & 305AL Adjustable Leg Bands (Anodized)
Atlas Seal 305ABR Adjustable Leg Band
Butt-End 1242 Leg Band
Jiffy 893B Wing Band
To celebrate Turkey Day, we are featuring our leg bands and wing bands for both domestic and wild turkeys.
There are different types of wing bands that can be used as well. If you prefer plastic, we offer a larger polyurethane wing band. If you prefer metal we offer a self-piercing wing band.
Looking for a metal leg or wing band with your logo stamped on it? We can make a custom hardened steel stamp of your logo! There is a one-time charge of $200 to $500 or more (depending on the detail of the logo) to make the stamp block. We will keep your logo stamp block on file for future orders that you would like to have stamped with your logo.
For a quote, please submit your logo in black and white line art to [email protected].
For chickens, ducks, quail, pheasants, peafowl, turkeys, and more, the correct type of id band can make all the difference when it comes time to sell or breed your birds. Identification is helpful for multiple reasons including, but not limited to:
- Keeping track of the number of birds you have
- Helping lost or stolen birds are returned to the proper owner
- Tracking pedigree
- Tracing generations
- Recording when birds were born and keeping track of the ages of your flock
- Meeting requirements for shows/competitions
- Tracking migration patterns
- And more!
There are multiple types of identification such as wing bands and leg bands available to meet your needs, from color-coding, blank bands, custom stamped bands, numbered bands, stamped sequential numbering or even laser etched barcodes.
For example, you could use a different color every year to track age, barcodes to track pedigree, or sequential numbering to track the number of birds you have.
Not sure where to get started? Learn more about What Type of Poultry Identification Is Best for You
Wing bands are a permanent type of identification with a high retention rate that will stay with the chick for life and grow with it. Wing bands will not bother the bird and may be covered with feathers when they are older, making it more difficult to read. Wing bands are usually put on chicks, anywhere from a day old to a few weeks, but can also be put on adult birds.
Learn more about: Which Wing Band is Best for You
Leg bands are aluminum or plastic band that wrap around a bird’s leg and must be fitted to their leg size. Leg bands are more commonly used on fully grown birds, but when used on a young bird, the band must be constantly changed as the bird’s leg grows. Leg bands can be a temporary source of identification or a permanent one. Plastic leg bands will fall off easier than metal ones due to the bird pecking at it or excess exposure to weather. Leg bands are the best option for those who do not wish to pierce the skin with a wing band or toe punch.
Learn more about: Which Leg Band is Best for You
***Try a combination of leg bands and wing bands for guaranteed identification***
Peepers / Blinders
Plastic Peepers and Blinders are used to stop cannibalism amongst birds, such as chickens and pheasants, by hiding other birds from view. These are considered the modern version of chicken glasses. Some people will only use Peepers on birds that cause problems, while others will use them on their whole flock as a preventive measure. Try using different colors to track different ages or flocks of birds.
Toe Punches can be used to mark the webbing between the toes of baby chicks. This option works for those who don’t need colors or numbers to achieve their ID goals. Toe Punches create a small 2mm hole in the webbing, and there is a total of 16 different markings possible (one hole, two holes, left foot, right foot, etc.). Toe punches can also be used to pre-punch a hole in the wing webbing for wing bands.
Other Poultry Identification Options:
Neck Tags – Plastic tags that can be hung by the neck of a baby chick.
Wing Badges – Large plastic badge that attaches to the wing and has large visible numbers.
Bird Bits – Plated steel or plastic bits that are placed in the bird’s nostrils to help stop pecking. Special/deep feeders are needed so the birds may continue to eat.
Which Leg Band is best for you?
The first step to finding the right leg band for your needs is to determine what size you will need. Sizes are based on the inside diameter of the band. Not all leg band styles are available in all sizes.
|Leg Band Size Guidance Chat
This chart should be used as a guide only. The most accurate way to find the correct leg band size is to measure your bird’s leg. We are not responsible for incorrect sizes being ordered based on this chart.
|Inside Diameter of Band||Breed of Poultry, Small Birds, Gamebirds, Etc.|
|3/32”||Sparrows, Swallows, Warblers, Goldfinch, House Wrens|
|1/8”||Canaries, Chickadees, Quail (1 day – 2wks), Evening Grosbeak, Titmouse|
|5/32”||Quail (2 wks – 4wks), Canaries (Yorkshire & larger breeds), Parakeets, Love Birds, Budgerigar|
|3/16”||Doves, Pheasant Poults (1 day – 5 wks), Cockatiels, California Valley Quail, Mexican Quail (adults).|
|7/32”||Quail (4 wks – average adult), Mississippi Quail, Massachusetts Quail, Bobwhite Quail.|
|¼”||Baby Chicks, Small pigeons (squabs, Archangels, Nuns, Tipplers, Rollers, Turbets, Fantails) Doves, growing Pheasants (4 – 8 wks), Quail (adult Northern or Southern extra-large birds)|
|5/16”||Wild Ducks (1 day – 6wks), Medium Pigeons, Wild Geese (1 day – 6wks), Woodduck, Pheasant females, (golden & fancy breeds, adults), Blue Winged Teal, Hungarian Partridge|
|3/8”||Growing Chicks, Large Pigeons (Show Homers, English Carriers, Carneaux, English Pouters, Hungarian Kings, White Kings, Mondaines, Feather Legged Toys); adult Ringneck Pheasants, Wild Ducks (6 weeks to adult), Wild Geese (4-10 weeks), Woodducks, Ruffed Grouse (female); Chukar Partridge, Gadwall Ducks, Pintail Ducks, Prairie Chickens, Chinese Pheasants.|
|7/16”||Bantams, Largest Pigeons (Giant Runts, Crosses, Tiger Swallows, Runt Crosses, Trumpeters, Bantams), Pheasants (males all breeds), Wild Ducks (mallards, adults – all breeds), Sage Grouse (female) Peacock Pheasants, Ringneck Pheasants, Mallard Ducks, Baldpate & Pintail Ducks, Ruffed Grouse (male).|
|½”||Grouse, Geese (6-12 wks.), Wild Ducks, English Call Ducks, Ringneck Pheasants (male)|
|9/6”||Leghorns Hens, Ancona, Silkie, Gamebirds|
|5/8”||Minorcas, Wyandottes, Crossbreeds|
|11/16”||Leghorn (Cocks), Rocks, Reds|
|¾”||Orpingtons, Canadian Geese (small race), Wild Geese, Wild Turkeys|
|13/16”||Brahmas, Langshans, Large Ducks|
|7/8”||Turkeys, Hens, Large Male Chickens, Geese, Wild Turkeys, Canadian Geese (large race, Honkers)|
- Style 1242
- These aluminum leg bands are available in multiple colors and are one of our most popular styles of leg bands. Sizes are available to fit almost any species of bird all the way from a hummingbird up to a swan. The applicator is required for opening and closing the leg bands (exception size 24 and up – you can use slip joint pliers)
- New – 1242-22S has been made in a shorter height for roosters.
- Federal band sizes and hard metal Butt-End Bands are available for those who require it.
- Atlas Seal Style 305A & 305AL (Aluminum) and 305ABR (Brass)
- Our most popular permanent sealed leg band, can be adjusted before closing to three different sizes.
- Other adjustable leg bands are available for small species such as quail. Click the Adjustable Leg Band link above to view the styles available.
- Spirals (Styles 2104 – 2116) and Bandettes (Styles 905-914)
- Both are made from a plastic material and they will coil around the leg.
- Bandettes are available numbered,
Sizes 7, 9, 11, 12: Numbering from 1 to 200
Sizes 5, 6, 14: Numbering from 1 to 100
- Lock-On Bands
- Aluminum lock-on bands have a tab that folds over and can be sealed using pliers.
- These bands are usually used for birds of prey such as vultures, bald eagles, and raptors.
- Rivet Bands
- Use pop rivets and a pop rivet gun to seal the rivet band around the bird’s leg
- These bands are usually used for birds of prey such as vultures, bald eagles, and raptors.
- Non-Adjustable Leg Bands
- Thin metal bands that cannot be adjusted to a different size
Now that you’ve picked out your leg band style, view our blog on How-To: Apply your Leg Band!
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