NPA Leg Bands

Why leg bands?

Leg bands are the most widely accepted means of identification of pigeons today. Pigeon fanciers who breed pigeons need a reliable method of identifying them. Leg bands are the most inexpensive means of identification of a pigeon.

Band numbers are used by breeders to identify and keep records on their birds. Keeping the gene pools diverse, pairing unrelated birds, breeding for traits or mutations are all important issues which can be solved by banding your pigeon.

Breeders buying older birds can trace the origins of the birds to ensure that potential pairings are unrelated or to identify certain traits.

NPA, India leg band size chart for different breeds are listed below...

Size 7mm

American Flying Tumbler, Arabian Trumpeter, Archangel, Flying Baldhead, Breslauer Tumbler, Brunner Pouter, Catalonian Tumbler, All Clean Leg Shortface Tumblers, Cumulet, Danzig Highflyer, Figurita, German Nun, Gumbinner, Hamburg Sticken, Helmet, Italian Owl, Starling, Flying Tippler, Hyacinth, Laugher, Nuremberg Lark, Polish Owl, Portugese Tumbler, Flying Oriental Roller, Parlor Roller, Parlor Tumbler, Performing Roller, Polish Murzyn, Sroka, Rzhev Startail, Syrian Turbiteen, Taganroger, Vienna Medium Face, Zitterhall

Size 8mm

African Owl, Altenberg Trumpeter, Ancient, Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl, Baku Tumbler, Berlin Longface Tumbler, Bernhardiner, Bohemian Pouter, Chinese Owl, Chinese Nasal Tuft, Clean Leg Ice Pigeon, Czech Ice Pouter, Danish Tumbler, Domestic Show Flight, Donek, Dutch Highflyer, Egyptian Swift, Elster Purzler, English Nun, Fantail, Flying Flight, Franconian Velvet Shield, German Modena, Hessian Pouter, Holle Cropper, Horseman Pouter, Jacobin, LFCL Tumbler, Komorner Tumbler, Koros Tumbler, Macedonian Turbit, Miniature American Crest, Mookee, Norwich Cropper, Old Dutch Capuchine, Old German Owl, Oriental Roller, Pigmy Pouter, Racing Homer, Shield Cropper, Silesian Pouter, All Spanish Pouters, Show Roller, Show Type Racing Pigeon, Swing Pouter, Ringbeater, Schecken, Show Tipler, Spanish Barb, Syrian Fantail, Srebniak, Suabian, Syrian Swift, South German Priest, Temeschberg, All Thuringer Color Pigeons, Thuringer Pouter, Ukranian Skycutter, Voorburg Cropper

Size 9mm

Antwerp Smerle, Berlin Shortface Tumbler, Cauchois, Classic Old Frills, Coburg Lark, Dragoon, English Magpie, English Owl, Czech Bagdad, English Barb, Dewlap, Exhibition Homer, Genuine Homer, Goldkragen, Lebanon, Lucerne, Maltese, Modena, Old Dutch Turbit, Old German Cropper, Polish Lynx, Seraphim, Shaksharli, Show Antwerp, Uzbek

Size 10mm

American Show Racer, Carneaux, English Carrier, Florentine, Hungarian English Pouter, English Show Homer, French Bagdad, Frillback, German Beauty Homer, Kazaner Tumbler, LF Muff Tumbler, Moorhead Tumbler, North Caucasian Tumbler, Oriental Frill, Persian Roller, Ptarmigan, Rostower, Royal Seljuk, Royal Snow Tumbler, Scandaroon, Show King, Strasser, Syrian Coop Tumbler, Texan Pioneer, Utility King, Volga Tumbler, West of England Tumbler

Size 11mm

Bavarian Pouter, Dutchess, Fairy Swallow, French Mondain, Fullhead Swallow, Giant American Crest, Giant Homer, Ice Pigeon, Indian Fantail, Indian Fantasy, Indian Mondain, Lahore, Old Dutch Tumbler, Russian Tumbler, Saint, Saxon Shield, Silesian Swallow, Saxon Breast, Saxon Field Pigeon, Saxon Monk, Saxon Priest, Saxon Whitetail, Schmalkalden Mohrenkopf, Swiss Crescents, Swiss Mondain.

Size 13mm

Dutch Croppers, Ghent Pouters, Giant Rumblers, Giant Runts, Hana Pouters, Hungarian Giant House Pigeon, Pomeranian Pouters, Reversewing Pouters, Saints, Saxon Pouters, Trumpeters