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It is very important to understand the above when ordering tags from the Poultry Club.
The Poultry Club will not register breeds or any other information except who the tags are supplied to.
Individually numbered leg rings can also be used and ordered from the Poultry Club and are acceptable as a means of identifying individual birds. The correct ring size can only applied at around nine weeks and the disadvantage is that the chicks have to be identified in some way (small plastic rings/cable ties/coloured bands ) before the permanent rings are applied. These would need to be changed probably more than once to allow for leg growth.
These tags/rings from the Poultry Club are THE ONLY ONES that can be used to identify birds in the MD breeding project.
Cloudlines will be THE ONLY acceptable method of recording for the MD project.
Report to the Marsh Daisy Breeder’s Group by Serena Eustice
Approval of payment of Cloud-Lines package by RBST
RBST have agreed to pay for the Cloud-Lines package for year 1. We are to set the objectives and if we meet them RBST will keep paying.
SE demonstrated the site by screen share. There is a free-version package:
If you upload your birds to the free version then we can port them across to the Marsh Daisy central package. Registrars are going to have control of the birds that are uploaded as they must be Marsh Daisy.
Ultimately there is a great resource to retain genetic material using COI and Mean Kinship data.
There is also the possibility to use the site to advertise birds for sale looking at their parentage.
Serena explained to the Members that the importance of wing tagging chicks was to achieve 4 things:
It is a means of individual identification of the chicks.
The Marsh Daisy is now back on the Breeds at Risk Register but that is not sufficient to save the birds - each and every bird must be registered and identified to be with a chance of being saved in a contiguous cull situation.
The Marsh Daisy central database Cloud-lines is the place for registration of the birds once tagged. Only PCGB approved and individually numbered tags will be recognised for the registration system.
The publicity that is going to surround the data base Cloud-Lines will take the Marsh Daisy breed with it.