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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Im having issues with my birds not wanting to pair up. I have a few "pairs" that arent paired up. Is there any way i can encourage them to pair up? \They have enough nest boxes available. Ive had them together since last summer. I live in north carolina so its not really cold. Are they just not...
  2. Forum Guide for New (or even Not So New) Members
    I just started in the pigeon world with my first two American Fantails. I've joined some Facebook groups and have gotten quite a bit of info. I was talking to a gentleman that breeds his birds, and he stated that he breeds his birds to their parents and other family members. Is this normal...
  3. General Discussions
    I have a cock bird that has totally recovered from a terrible salmonella infection. Three months ago he was un able to fly and suffering with a twisted neck. As of now he has made a full recovery and almost has no visible signs of neurological distress. basically 92-95% normal. I want to...
  4. General Discussions
    I had a high flyer pair whose offsprings were performing well in competitions, but I lost the male and now I only have the female and a male offspring from the above mentioned pair. My question is, will the pairing of the mom and son birds produce quality offsprings?
  5. Forum Guide for New (or even Not So New) Members
    Two of my three ringneck doves are mated and are trying for babies but I think I have being ruining their chances. I have 3 cages. One is the extra large 30x40 6 foot tall cage in which the mated pair (egg laying pair) stay during the day in my room. Their nest is in this large cage as well. At...
  6. General Discussions
    The hen has been laying down a lot with a wing tucked. It's pretty cute. The male has topped her several times by now so I'm expecting eggs soon. This laying down is egg building behavior right?
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So, two of my pigeons seem uninterested in sitting on their eggs (they did that last time, too, but they're young and this is their second clutch). One of my other pigeons decided that nest was a perfect place to lay her own egg despite there being a seperate nest just for her and her mate (no...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello I just got back into having racing pigeons a couple months ago after being away from them since high school. I had racing pigeons from middle school to my senior in high school which I am now 31. My question is why are my birds chasing each other around so aggressively when they have their...
  9. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    So I've sort of got an interesting breeding plan for this next year, I've found myself with extra damascenes as well as birmingham rollers. My plan this year is to breed an almond (a pure almond, I currently only have a spread almond cock) which should be fairly straight forward, I'm getting a...
  10. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    Last year I acquired two really pretty Portuguese Tumblers, I know when I sign them up for a show it's easy to just put "Tortoiseshell" on their coop tag, but I'd love to know more of the genetics behind these birds, because Finally they have produced a squab! I'm only curious because at the...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi need help! Is there is anything I can do to make one of my Cocks sit on their egg? It's on hen that is sitting on the egg. Currently i have place their latest eggs on a pair of sitters.
  12. General Discussions
    I have a pair of black with white bar starling pigeons. Their first clutch had only 1 baby hatch. This clutch both hatched. The younger baby had always been noticeably smaller. Now they have both left the nest. The older baby is fine and eating on her own. I finally brought the smaller in...
  13. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    So here's a big question: what breeds went into the creation of the modern racing pigeon?
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi :) I haven’t really posted in this forum before, as I don’t consider myself knowledgeable enough about our feathered friends to comment. However I have learnt some valuable information about keeping Pigeons. I raised one of my birds (I have 2) from a chick after some construction workers...
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hey, I was given some older birds yesterday. Both hatched in 2006 and i was wondering when pigeons stop producing. The cocks a cool color and i hope i can get something out of him. Here is a picture of the pair *also, does anyone know what color he is?
  16. General Discussions
    Has anyone heard of 2 females bonding and both laying eggs at the same time? Both clutches of my satinettes have had 4 eggs. Only 2 hatched last time and only have some satinette features. Not full blooded satinettes.
  17. General Discussions
    I currently have 50 birds which my loft can handle but do not want any more as I feel they'd be cramped so for the past 8 months or so I've been switching there eggs out with dummy eggs as to prevent the hens from possibly getting egg bound. My question is will this practice over time stop them...
  18. General Discussions
    A few months ago I was given a box of six doves from the local animal shelter where I was volunteering :p. I currently have them flying around in an old chicken pen I had. They are very skittish, and they are not interested in any social interaction. I decided recently to try and breed them...
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi All, im planning to breed pigeon. My breeding target is to produce a bird like in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oTfTYizI3w&t=176s I wanna know what you guys opinion which factor has the most impact for breeding material? Character of the bird? Or training method? or anything...
  20. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi I have had a pair dove for 15 years now. Recently after the hen lays eggs, a few days later, the male dove is cooing trying to start a new nest and mate again... Even thou there are new eggs. This has been going on the last 5 cycles. He incubates the eggs for few days and then gives up...
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