Tattoo kit size

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by nubians2, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. nubians2

    nubians2 New Member

    I am looking at tattoo kit sizes and I am not sure what to buy for a nubian. My vet is going to show me how to do the tattoo but his kit is too big he thinks.
     
  2. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I was told for the large breeds such as boer, and nubians, etc. to use 3/8ths. I am looking to get a tattoo kit soon too, probably from Jeffers.
     

  3. nubians2

    nubians2 New Member

    Thanks-I did order from Jeffers. I had been looking at Caprine supply and Hoeggers but Jeffers price was really good.
     
  4. greggthompson

    greggthompson New Member

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Tattoo Kits for every shape and size are there to help beginners start tattooing. In this paper, we discuss what to expect with a tattoo kit and type of equipment available in these products.


    Tattoo Kits
     
  5. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    We are only tattooing a few goats at most, and plan to get the inexpensive kit at Jeffers too...

    Thanks for that link Gregg, I saved it to my favorites folder!
     
  6. DulmesFamilyBoers

    DulmesFamilyBoers New Member

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    Feb 26, 2011
    Wisconsin
    ohh, I just spent $56 for the 3/8" kit from Hoeggers. I didn't even get it yet :( It comes with a nice carrying case, but not worth that much. Didn't even know about Jeffers, only have a Hoeggers and Caprine catalogs. I waited almost a year to finally order it. I guess I should have waited another week...or asked all of you first.
     
  7. nubians2

    nubians2 New Member

    I got the 3/8" revolving head kit from Jeffers. My vet was really impressed with it. One more thing down to learn
     
  8. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    Can someone explain to me about revolving head vs. no revolving head? This is all new, but we'll be doing it within the next week!
     
  9. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The revolving head allows you to use both your herd tattoo as well as the birth year/number without having to change out the pieces, you just roll it around when you do the second ear.
     
  10. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky

    Thanks! I'm glad you explained this because we were just going to get the 'other' one....this one sounds more to my liking! :)
     
  11. mykebob

    mykebob New Member

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    Sep 18, 2012
    There are many sizes available in the market for tattoo kit. You can find any of them for Nubians and you should ensure that before buying them.
     
  12. Stacykins

    Stacykins Goats of da UP

    Mar 27, 2012
    Escanaba, MI, U.S.
    Check eBay too. I got my tattoo kit used. I did was sanitize it and the numbers/letters with rubbing alcohol when it arrived.
     
  13. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I ended up getting the Small Animal Tattoo kit from Jeffers...included was digits 0-9 and ALL letters, 5/16 size which is perfect for ND and Pygmy ears...I did get it with the ear release and it costs $34.95 with black ink. It's worked great for me and I use rubbing alcohol to sanitize.
     
  14. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    We have the small animal tattoo kit from Jeffers...well actually two. One for our herd tattoo and one for the kid numbers that way I don't have to switch them around. Just a note on the revolving pliers, apparently they can be a pain because they don't stay secure and can move when you're clamping down...that's just what I read somewhere...maybe that isn't right or has improved, but make sure to read reviews on them if possible just to be sure. :thumb: