rings The BWA has negotiated the chance for its members to purchase their rings via the Poultry Club. The colour changes every year.

There are advantages to closed ringing. It is easier to keep records of your stock over the years, with a different colour for each year and an individual number for each bird. You can identify your stock at shows.

You can transfer your birds to the purchaser of your stock, by sending in the ring identity number, year, your name and address and that of the purchaser, to reregister the birds. Closed rings may be worn by show birds.

Recommended sizes:

Heavy geese: J 27, Medium geese: H24, Light geese: G22
Heavy ducks: E18, Light ducks: K15, Call ducks: A10
Miniature Appleyard: C13, Black East India: B11
Wildfowl: Please consult a member of the wildfowl committee for advice on sizes if required.

Rings are available in batches of 10 of one size, at £3.00 for 10 rings (£4.50 for non-members). Please add £3.00 for postage. Click here to download an order form.

Recommended wildfowl ring sizes

Rn - 7.1 mm Ringed Teal, Garganey Teal.
Sn - 7.6 mm Baikal Teal, Marbled Teal, Bufflehead Duck.
T - 8.7 mm American Wigeon, Bahama Pintail, Carolina, Chilean Pintail, Chiloe Wigeon, European Wigeon, Gadwall, Mandarin, Red-billed Pintail, Laysan Duck, Chestnut Teal.
U- 9.5 mm Argentine Ruddy, Australian Whiteye, Common Whiteye, European Pintail, Hooded Merganser, Javan Whistling, Long Tailed, New Zealand Scaup, North American Ruddy, Ring-necked Duck, Smew, All Shovelers, Tufted Duck.
V - 11.0 mm African Yellowbill, Barrow's Goldeneye, Canvasback, European Pochard, Eytons Whistling, Indian Spotbill, Philippine Duck, Radjah Shelduck, Red-billed Whistling, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-crested Pochard, Rosybill, Spotted Whistling, White-faced Whistling, White-headed, Stifftail, Goldeneye, Eider.
W - 12.7 mm Cuban Whistling, European Eider, European Scoter, Goosander, King Eider, New Zealand Shelduck, Ruddy Shelduck, Lesser Whitefront.
X - 14.3 mm Australian Shelduck, Cape Shelduck, European Goldeneye, European Shelduck, Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose.
Y - 15.8 mm Emperor Goose, Andean Goose.
Z - 19.0 mm