RK'S ROLLER TIPS

MW=(MIXED FLIGHTS)  GRIZ=(GRIZZLE) YE=(YELLOW EYE) OR=(ORANGE EYE) BULL= (DARK EYE) ODD EYE=(TWO DIFFERENT COLORED EYES) TORT=(TORTASHELL)=3 COLORS RED,WHITE, AND BLUE ON ONE FEATHER, SELF=(A SOLID COLORED PIGEON) LAV=(LAVENDER)  OT=(ODD TAIL) SOME WHITE FEATHERS DK=(DARK) LT=(LIGHT) MED=(MEDIUM)   ?=(YOUNG BIRD SEX CURRENTLY UNKNOWN)

Proper way to band a High Class BIRMINGHAM ROLLER PIGEON, or any pigeon the birds chest facing yours. Slide the band on the birds leg that is on the left side, with the birds leg pointing straight back to the rear, so you can read the band number in this position, when the bird is standing the band will be upside down. Left handed people the procedure is just the opposite. The proper way to hold a pigeon. If you are right handed. Place the bird in your right hand, with the birds chest facing yours, and it's legs between your index and middle fingers. This way you can pull the birds left leg out, holding it's toes with your left hands thumb and index fingers, and spin the band with your middle finger, easily reading the number. RK PAIR. I ALWAYS DOUBLE BAND MY ROLLERS, WITH TWO SEAMLESS BANDS, THE NAME BAND GOES ON THE OTHER LEG, BUT YOU CAN READ THIS ONE WHILE THE BIRD IS STANDING.

1 Take your egg shells from Breakfast, wash and dry them, and crumble them in your grit.2 Don't feed Red Mineral grit to birds that have never eaten it, it can make them sick, and even kill them. I mix 50 lbs red grit, with 50 lbs #2 chicken grit, and 50 lbs Oyster shells.3 When your birds are breeding, give them a bath 2 times a week, the moisture they bring back to the nest helps the eggs to hatch, also put bath salts in the water, I use 1 table spoon per gallon.4 Put some (sprinkle) lime in the bottom of the nest bowl, I prefer paper nest bowls and have used them for 45 years, then 1 inch of sand, I use pine needles picked directly from the tree ( Lime and FRESH pine needles keep parasites away from the nest ) Put the pine needles on the floor, it gives the birds something to do.