The IBR will supply breeders with IBR closed rings, which comply with the current legislation and can be used to ring Schedule 4 Birds. The rings are mid-blue in colour and are inscribed with a unique number and the IBR 24 hour National Phone Number.
THE IBR WILL ONLY ISSUE RINGS TO THOSE BREEDERS WHO AGREE TO FOLLOW OUR RINGING PROTOCOL. IF YOU DO NOT ADHERE TO THIS PROTOCOL YOU WILL BE REFUSED ANY FUTURE PURCHASE OF IBR RINGS.
The protocol is purely to ensure parent and hatch date details are recorded accurately giving a clear history of each bird and to keep the database up to date with current keepers just in case a bird gets lost.
The rings can be purchased in strings of either 5 or 10 rings at a cost of £1 per ring. For a further £1, breeders can purchase a roll of micro porous tape to assist in keeping rings on small chicks.
A ring form is issued with each ring. When each ring is used, the hatch date can be recorded on the relevant form.
The IBR App ( here ) is available for breeders upon request enabling them to access their own bird records. Parent details and hatch dates for each ring used can then be updated directly on the database by the breeder.
As soon as a ring is used and the hatch date recorded, the breeder MUST contact the IBR either by posting the ring forms back, emailing the hatch dates, giving us a call or updating the database via the IBR App. You will then be issued with an embossed captive breeding certificate for each bird containing ring details, hatch date and parent details. The top half of this document goes with the bird the bottom half SHOULD be completed by the new owner in the presence of the breeder who then informs the IBR who he/she has sold the bird to.
The new keeper will then be sent a letter inviting them to register their new bird with the IBR.
The onus is on the breeder to supply the IBR with details of whom they sell their birds to, this will ensure that if a bird is lost, the correct owner can be contacted straight away and the bird reunited quickly.
If a breeder wishes, he can include one year’s registration with the IBR (£6.50) within the price of the bird and then register the bird on behalf of the new keeper.
To place an order either click on the link below or give us a call during office hours on 0161 790 5613.