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    Two sibling pigeons of mine have already passed food and attempted (or did) mate. I don't want inbred babies. For me, I get it's nature but I don't need this to happen. As much as I want to separate them, they've been together since they were both hatched. Less than a few days ago, the male...
  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 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?
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello dove and pigeon novice here. We have two grown doves and 2 chicks wich are nearly as big as them now (well one of them). Were pretty sure we know the gender of the parents as weve seen them mate numerous times and we think the babies are male and female as well as one one of them has...
  5. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    I have a suggestion to people buying Pigeons and Doves as pets. It's sort of a pet peeve... Experienced people already know this but maybe some newbies don't always think of this: When you buy a "pair" of Pigeons or Doves and there's any possibility they will breed someday, make sure they are...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a suggestion to people buying Pigeons and Doves as pets. It's sort of a pet peeve... Experienced people already know this but maybe some newbies don't always think of this: When you buy a "pair" of Pigeons or Doves and there's any possibility they will breed someday, make sure they are...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I understand enough about genetics to know that brother and sister should not be mating. Whiskey and Soda, the brother and sister that were born in the same batch, and have remained close. It looks like the white soda is the male, and they have started to show signs of mating behavior. I also...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi guys, i am a new pigeon fancier.I doesnt knw much about pigeons.I am keeping a pair of bokhara trumpeters.Now i hav got a pair of chicks of the same quality of the parents.Now i am in a confusion dat i should breed them as a pair or not.They are brother n sister.I heard that...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    what is the difference in inbreeding and line breeding, and how is it benifit a breeder, i have heard of people intentionaly inbreeding their birds?? why?
  10. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    Hi all, I was wondering today about the biological mechanism behind the fixing of recessive genetic traits in a population. I came to the conclusion that some degree of inbreeding is the only way that rare spontaneous recessive mutations could possibly be fixed in a race or breed. All the...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I want to make a statement I recon the most inbred pigeons in the world can be found in New Zealand. The last time that the government allowed import of pigeons into New Zealand was in 1986. You are not even allowed to import any pigeon medicating. You make do with what little you can find...
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