Post by profalconer on Feb 22, 2007 11:05:41 GMT -5
i am looking for lizard skin to make these cool looking anklets for my bird and my sponsers birds. i know that western sporting has lizard skins but they are missing one of the colors i want, the color i want is white, they have the red, and black but i cant find anywhere that has white. if anyone knows about anyplace that has white lizard skin, please help me out.
Post by Falcon Boy on Feb 22, 2007 16:53:04 GMT -5
He is flying the bird. What is the downside of making new anklets? IMHO it is comparable to using black roo hide instead of brown, a personal preference. Personally i wouldn't spend my time doing that, but hey if they want to go for it.
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Post by profalconer on Feb 22, 2007 18:14:11 GMT -5
hey i am not going to have anything else to do during the moult and whats wrong with taking pride in what your birds equipment looks like, as long as your flying the bird. i have seen the anklets on someones birds and i thought that was cool looking and i thought i would try my hand at making them. the pigskin is just softer for the layer that comes in contact with the tarsus. i dont know if it is really needed but the guy that made them has been making them like that for a while. personaly yea it doesnt matter to my bird if i use them on her or not im not going to go out of my way during hunting season to make them. maybe if you guys like them i can make a few extra pairs.
Post by profalconer on Feb 23, 2007 1:42:35 GMT -5
those are really for my sponser because his birds hood is red and the bird is black so it will be black roo with red lizard and i was thinking mine would be my tan roo with black lizard. i know they have it in white because his other birds hood has white lizard skin on it. he told me red so i will make his red.
I worked in a large BoP vet clinic/rehab center for 2 months and what FalconBoy says is true with most hawks and falcons: they usually destroy any red bandages, be they on their feet or wings. On the feet, we finally decided to use solely yellow bandages (or black for non-yellow footed species) and black on the wings.