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Ring size guide

NB. All sizes are given in good faith and are based on the most recent information we have available.

Passerines and other small birds

Small Plastic Split Ring Sizes

XF - 2.3mm

Double-Barred (Bicheno) Finch; Orange-Cheeked, Gold-Breasted and Red-Eared Waxbills; Cordon Bleu; Fire Finch; Lavender Finch; Gouldian Finch; Green Singing Finch; Silverbills; Star Finch; Hecks Grass Finch; Parrot Finches; Cherry Finch; Painted Finch; Pictorella; Chestnut-Breasted Finch; Diamond Firetail(Diamond Sparrow); Yellow-Rumped Finch, and other similar small Foreign Finches.

Vampire Bats

XCS - 2.8mm

Gloster, Fife, Miniature and Irish Fancy Canaries; Zebra Finch, Bengalese Finch; Nuns; Cut-Throats.

XCL - 3.1mm

Border, Red Factor, Lizard, Roller, Yorkshire, Norwich, Crested, and Parisien Frill Canaries; Pekin Robin; Red-Faced Pytilia.

Brachyphylla Cavernarum, Brown Long Eared Bat.

XB - 4.0mm

Java Sparrow; Budgerigar; Grass Parakeets including Bourkes, Turquoisines, Splendids, Elegants and Bluewings; Indian Shama; Diamond Dove; Chinese Painted Quail.

Myotis Bats

Shrimps

X3 - 4.5mm

Lovebirds; Stanley Rosella, Lineolated Parakeet, Kakarikies, Manycolours, Yellow-fronted and Red-fronted New Zealand Parakeets.

1FB - 5.5mm

Mealies, Pileated, and Gold-Mantled Rosellas; Redrumps; Cockatiels; Port Lincolns; Barrabands; Princess-of-Wales; Barnards; Cloncurries; Pennants; Rock Pebblers; Crimson Wings; Plumheads; Quail (Japanese & Coturnix); Doves; Tippler/Tumbler and Roller Pigeons.

2FB - 6.4mm

Indian Ringnecks; Homing Pigeons.

Fruit bat

Small closed & split aluminium ring sizes

 A

Double-Barred (Bicheno) Finch, Orange-Cheeked, Gold-Breasted and Red-Eared Waxbills.

B

Cordon Bleu, Fire Finch, Lavender Finch.

C

Gouldian Finch and other similar small Foreign Finches, Green Singing Finch, Silverbills, Star Finch, Hecks Grass Finch, Parrot Finches, Cherry Finch, Painted Finch.

D

Pictorella, Chestnut-Breasted Finch, Diamond Firetail (Diamond Sparrow), Yellow-Rumped Finches.

E

 Bengalese Finch, Zebra Finch, Gloster, Fife, Miniature and Irish Fancy Canaries, Nuns, Cut-Throats.

G

 Red Factor, Lizard and Roller Canaries, Red-Faced Pytilia.

J

 Border, Yorkshire, Norwich and Crested Canaries, Pekin Robin, Parisien Frill Canary.

Medium birds

medium closed & split aluminium ring sizes  or  Stainless steel closed rings

K

 Java Sparrow, Diamond Dove.

L

 Budgerigar, Grass Parakeets including Bourkes, Turquoisines, Splendids, Elegants and Bluewings, Indian Shama, Chinese Painted Quail.

M - 4.4mm

 Lovebirds, Stanley Rosella, Lineolated Parakeet, Kakarikies, Manycolours, Yellow-fronted and Red-fronted New Zealand Parakeets, Meyer's Lory, Manycolours

N - 5.3mm

 Mealies, Pileated, Redrumps, Cockatiel (Normal Grey), Red Bellied Conure, Pearly Conure, Maroon-bellied Conure 

P - 6.0mm

 Cockatiels (Colour Mutation), Gold-Mantled Rosellas, Port Lincolns, Barrabands, Princess-of-Wales, Barnards, Cloncurries, Pennants, Perfect Lorikeet, Sun Conure, Nanday Conure, Jenday Conures, Blue-throated Conure, Dusky-Headed Conure, Quaker Parakeet. .

Crested Pigeon

Merlin(M), Sparrowhawk(M).

R - 7.1mm

Quail (Japanese & Coturnix), Dove

Pigeons: Roller Pigeon, Tippler Pigeon, Tumbler Pigeon, Helmets, Birmingham Rollers, Mausers, Farmers, Old Dutch Capuchins, Clear-legged Short-Faced Continental Tumblers, Chinese Owls, Danzig High-Flyers.

Merlin(F), Hobby(M), Little Owl, Hen Harrier(M), Sparrow-hawk(F), American Kestrel.

Rn - 7.1mm

Ringed Teal, Garganey Teal.

 Rock Pebblers, Crimson Wings, Plumheads.

Chattering Lory, Crimson-winged Parakeet, Plumheads, Red-throated Conure, Meyer's Parrot, Red-bellied Parrot, Senegal Parrot.

S - 7.6mm

Pigeons: Homing Pigeon, Racing Pigeon, Fantails, Archangels, Nuns, Turbits, Gimpels, Suabians, Starlings, African Owls, Clear-legged Priests, Holle Croppers, Grouse-legged short-faced Continental Tumblers, Exhibition Flying Tipplers.

Montagues Harrier, Scops Owl, Hobby(F), Kestrel.

Sn - 7.6mm

Baikal Teal, Marbled Teal, Bufflehead Duck.

Indian Ringnecks, Moustached Parakeet, Pileated (Red-capped) Parrot, Black-headed Caique, Australian King Parrot, Green-winged King Parrot, Hahn's Macaw, Noble's Macaw, Lesser Patagonian Conure.

T - 8.7mm

American Wigeon, Bahama Pintail, Carolina, Chilean Pintail, Chiloe Wigeon, European Wigeon, Gadwall, Mandarin, Red-billed Pintail, Laysan Teal, Cheastnut Teal.

Roseate Cockatoo, Blue-naped Parrot, Bronze-winged Pionus, Yellow-naped Macaw, Golden (Queen of Bavaria) Conure, Alexandrine Parakeet, Greater Patagonian Conure. 

Pigeons: All clear-legged English Long-faced Tumblers, Magpies, Modernas, Antwerp Smerles, Cumulets, Horsemen, Jacobins, Lacernes, Nuremberg Larks, Norwich Cropper, Damascenes, Oriental Turbits, Pigmy Pouters, Dutch Frills or Turbits, Garden Fantails.

Burrowing Owl.

 

Larger birds

Large flat band Plastic Split Rings

1FB - 5.5mm

Mealies, Pileated, and Gold-Mantled Rosellas; Redrumps; Cockatiels; Port Lincolns; Barrabands; Princess-of-Wales; Barnards; Cloncurries; Pennants; Rock Pebblers; Crimson Wings; Plumheads; Quail (Japanese & Coturnix); Doves; Tippler/Tumbler and Roller Pigeons.  

2FB - 6.4mm

Indian Ringnecks; Homing Pigeons.  

Fruit Bat.

3FB - 8.0mm  

4FB - 9.5mm  

5FB - 11.0mm  

6FB - 12.7mm  

7FB - 14.0mm  

8FB - 16.0mm  

9FB - 18.00  

10FB - 20.6mm

Large spiral style Plastic Split Rings

8SP - 16.0mm  

9SP - 18.00  

10SP - 20.6mm

11SP - 25.4mm

12SP - 31.75mm

Large Closed & split aluminium ring sizes   or  Stainless steel closed rings

U - 9.5mm

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, Belgian Bantam(Donvair & Ducal).

Citron Crested Cockatoo, Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Goffin's Cockatoo, Great-billed Parrot, Hawk-headed Parrot, Yellow-billed Amazon, Cuban Amazon, Hispaniolan Amazon, Green-cheeked Amazon.

Pigeons:  Oriental Frills, Barbs, Carneaux, Carriers, Dragoons, English Owls, Frillbacks, Genuine Homers, West of England Tumblers, Swifts, Spaniards, Scandaroons, Strassers, American Show Racers.

Hen Harrier(F), Marsh Harrier, Coopers Hawk(M), Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short-Eared Owl.

V - 11.0mm

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 Pochard, Spotted Whistling, White-faced Whistling, White-headed, Stifftail, Goldeneye, Eider, Bantams, Pullets, Pekin Bantam, Rosecombs.

Black Palm Cockatoo, Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Caninde Macaw, Eclectus Parrot, African Grey Parrot, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Yellow-naped Amazon, St. Vincent Amazon, Orange-winged Amazon.

Pigeons:  Antwerps,  Exhibition and Show Homers, Lahores, Mondains, Priests, Crescents, Whitetails and Shields, Indian Fantails, Runts, Muffed English Long-faced Tumblers, German Croppers, Muffed Rollers, Old Dutch Tumblers.

Goshawk(M), Honey Buzzard, Barbary Falcon(M), Coopers Hawk(F), Peregrine Falcon(M), Red-Shouldered Hawk(M).

W - 12.7mm

Cuban Whistling, European Eider, European Scoter, Goosander, King Eider, New Zealand Shelduck, Ruddy Shelduck, Lesser Whitefront, Domestic Chickens extra light breed, Guinea Fowl.

Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Blue & Gold Macaw, Military Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Umbrella Cockatoo

Pigeons: Old Dutch Croppers, Saxon Spots, Saxon Pouters, German Trumpeters, Dresden and English Trumpeters, Fairy Swallows, Silesian and Bohemian Swallows, Storks.

Goshawk(F), Peregrine Falcon(F), Common Buzzard, Rough-Legged Buzzard, Gyr Falcon(M), Lanner, Lugger, Red Kite, Barbary Falcon(F), Harris Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Red-Shouldered Hawk(F), Saker Falcon, Swainson's Hawk, Caracara(Mexican Eagle).

X - 14.3mm

Australian Shelduck, Cape Shelduck, European Goldeneye, European Shelduck, Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose, Domestic Chickens light breed, Silkies, Leghorns, Light Sussex. Y - 15.8mm Emperor Goose, Andean Goose, Rhode Island Reds, Birahmas, Marrons, Welsummers.

Green-winged Macaw

Red-Tailed Buzzard(M), Gyr Falcon(F), Ferruginous Hawk(M).

Y - 15.8mm

Emperor Goose, Andean Goose, Rhode Island Reds, Birahmas, Marrons, Welsummers.

Hyacynthine Macaw

Red-Tailed Buzzard(F), Ferruginous Hawk(F), Osprey, Bengal Eagle Owl, Snowy Owl.

Z - 19.0mm

 European Eagle Owl.

Za - 19.9mm





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