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mating behaviour

  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Ok, now that I have you chuckling.... 1) when do you consider (homers) 'mated up'? Meaning, at what point do you think you have a 'loyal' pair. I have heard that some have 'mistress' while saying loyal to their hen.... (maybe this works both ways??) 2) At what point is the embryo's father...
  2. General Discussions
    I rescued three doves from the humane society in September. Two females and a male. The male, very sweet and docile, paired off with one of them. The other female we are keeping, as she has cancer and the vet felt that she still had a good year or so left, so we take her for check- ups to make...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I have a mated pair of house pigeons, Philly (the male) and Newbird (the female). They are both indoor, non-releasable pigeons (both were found with broken wings that left them flightless), and we are practicing birth control by removing the eggs Newbird lays and replacing them with...
  4. General Discussions
    Thanks for all the info,the hen in question is this years,so is the male,no eggs yet,maybe she really is a he,,,I guess I'll find out sooner or later! LOL
  5. General Discussions
    I recently picked up a pair of voorburg shield croppers, and the male has a respitory problem from breathing in a lot of dust from a dirty coop, and every time that he displays to the female, all that comes out are a couple grunts, I mean he tries to coo but he cant:( will this effect them...
  6. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    With spring just around the corner here in Australia, I have a query about breeding my homers. I have one pair who have bred a few lovely birds over the off season, and need to give the hen a good rest before she wears out. I am thinking of using her mate to breed with a different hen for a...
  7. General Discussions
    Sometimes right after the male copulate with the female he will duck and the female will get on top of him and mate just like the way he did to her. :eek: I've seen this with my pair of Oriental frill before, and now with my Tipplers..What the.....Is this normal :confused:
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