The Budgerigar Society Ring Colours
The BS decided in 2009 to adopt the WBO ring colour standard which runs on a 6 year cycle.
2016’s ring colour is orange and other important changes also happened in this year. Trials had been conducted in 2015 using plastic rings as a alternative to the usual aluminium rings.
BS members given the choice
The BS members were given a choice between plastic & metal when placing there ring orders. My choice was plastic and the first batch of rings proved differcult to read. With the alpha numeric digits being a greyish colour the budgerigar society welcomed feedback. From the feedback received the plastic ring alpha numerics was changed to black which had made the rings easier to read.
Plastic Ring’s for my birds
The reason for choosing plastic was it could be easier to cut off should the need arise. On occasions l have had to cut the ring off my birds due to the leg being swollen and the ring cutting into the flesh. Removing the ring, washing the leg and then stemming any bleeding by using corn flour. Within a couple days the bird would be fully recovered.
The rings colours on the left are not exact for more information click on the link below