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How to Measure Birds


BIRD NECK MATERIAL SIZE GUIDELINE
Swan............1-1/2" Hooded Merganser..5/8" Great Horned Owl...........1-1-1/4"
Goose................1" Redhead.................3/4" Bobwhite Quail......................1/4"
Wood Duck.....6/8" Goldeneye.................1" Pheasant...................................1"
Pintail..............3/4" Mallard.......................1" Sharptail & Prairie Chicken...3/4"
Bufflehead.......3/8" Black Duck.................1" Hungarian/Gray Partridge.........5/8"
Bluewing Teal..1/2" Turkey..................1 1/4" Ruffled Grouse.....................5/8"

WIRE SIZE GUIDELINE

(The smaller the number the heavier, or thicker, the wire.)

6, 8, 10ga.......Turkey, XL Geese
8, 10, 12ga.....Large Geese
10, 12, 14ga...Medium Geese
12, 14, 16ga..Small Geese, Ducks, Pheasants
14, 16ga.......Grouse, Prairie Chicken, similar size birds
16ga.............Pigeon, Small Duck, Partridge, similar size birds
16, 18ga.......Quail, Woodcock, similar size birds

The above sizes are intended for a guide only. Heavier gauge wires give more stability, but are difficult to work with. Common sense must be your guideline, since each species varies considerably in size.

 

 

 

 

L: LENGTH OF BIRD FROM BASE TAIL TO TIP OF BREAST.
G: CIRCUMFERENCE OF BIRD AT LARGEST PORTION OF BREAST .

 
 

 


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