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Wild Bird/Ostrich

Kevin Donovan | September 25, 2013

Ketchum Manufacturing has been a world leader in animal identification for 100 years. A company that started out as a small backyard operation has grown to creating identification products that span globally and to cover several species of animals including less common livestock. 


 Wing Tags: are constructed of a lightweight aluminum and are a great form of permanent identification for ducks, geese and other winged animals. Custom printing can be done to include numbers and letters to easily identify by year, group, or location. The wing tags are available in two sizes; #1, 5mm x 17mm (3/16” x 11/16”) great for pheasant sized birds, and #3, 6mm x 29mm (1/4” x 1 1/8”) great for ducks and geese.


Aluminum Leg Bands:  Are made of a one piece construction with 3 size positions available. The specially designed K12 plier is used to lock the bands into a permanent position. The bands can be printed with 3 characters of letters or numbers. The bands are ideal for ducks, geese and other birds of similar size.


Spiral Leg Bands:  Ranging in sizes from 1/4” to 1” in diameter these plastic bands are great for nearly all species from Quails to Geese. The bands are available in 10 colours to easily identify and sort your animals. 


Numbered Plastic Bandettes: Five sizes ranging from 7/16” to 7/8” in diameter this product is great to individually identify an animal. Numbering from 1-200 for most of the tags and 5 colours available makes this tag one of the easiest bands to identify for studies and trials.


Plastic Leg Bands:  These bands are easily adjustable to maintain a proper fit as the animal’s leg grows. Printing of numbers and /or letters can be done with up to 5 characters per band. Available in the following colours: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue and White. With the adjustable lengths these bands are ideal for identifying all of your larger ratite species such as emus and ostriches.


Chick Neck Tags: These versatile plastic tags are available in white, pink, yellow, orange, green and blue. Alpha numeric printing is completed in house for fast production and deliveries. Application is quick and easy with the 8956BB applicator gun. The tags are attached to the animal using a 1” plastic fastener. The chick neck tags are ideal for temporarily identifying young birds and other small animals.


Neck Tags:  Are a plastic tag that is attached with a stainless steel clip to the neck of the larger ratites such as emus, ostriches, cassowary’s and rheas that allows for easy identification from a distance. A durable plastic tag that measures 2.16” x 1.96” can be ordered blank or printed with numbers, letters and or barcodes.

For more information on these products please contact us at 613-342-8454 or email us at ketchum@ketchum.ca

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