Marks for rabbits and guinea pigs
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Unlike poultry being ringed, rabbits have been given a tattoo and guinea pigs a metal ear tag.
For rabbits, proof of ownership is attached to the assigned tattoo number. It says:
The last digit of the year of birth, followed by the individual number;
The variety and color;
The sex;
The date of birth;
The identification data of the parent animals and the breeder;
The vaccination details and the veterinary surgeon.
In rabbits, the number is also pushed into the proof of ownership with the tattoo device, as proof that the correct number is affixed to the animal.
The number that is tattooed consists of the last digit of the year of birth, followed by the individual number, whereby the initial zeros of the individual number are omitted. The tattoo must be applied to the left ear, where the numbers can be read from the head to the ear tip. With dwarf grasses the ears are too small and the first part is placed in the right ear from ear to head and the continuation of the number in the left ear from head to ear. The ink used must be black and the numerical size is 5 mm for dwarf grasses (excluding Dutch hanging dwarf) and 7 mm for all other varieties. Other ways of tattooing, colors and sizes lead to exclusion of the animal.
The ear tag of guinea pigs is also applied to the left ear with a special pair of pliers. This ear tag has a AOB on one side with the last digits of the year of birth and on the other side four serial numbers. This combination (eg AOB90001) forms the unique identification mark of the guinea pig. With a correctly marked animal, the AOB sits along the inside of the ear.

Order marks
Marks must be requested from the AOBA distributor via the order form below via the association. This will send the requested number of proofs of ownership to the breeder who then contacts the tattoo artist to make an appointment.