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  1. General Discussions
    HI, Last day I was having discussion with one of my friend. He told me about a fancier who control YB molt and we are surprised how he do so. For high flying pigeon competition in out area ,2 categories exist 1-OB 2-YB (yb up to 5th flight feather). The guy I am referring, control YB molt in...
  2. General Discussions
    Good morning all, I have a pet pigeon that will be two years this fall - I've had her since she was about 2 weeks old. When she was just starting to fly, I clipped a few of her flight feathers for ease of training because she was very "flighty"...this allowed her to still be able to fly, it...
  3. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    One of my Ash yellow Sottobancas has a quite interesting molt. Her father is an Ash red while her mother is Blue/black. None of them (as far as I can see) show any sign of a milky gene, could this young female inherit this gene anyway? If this is what it is? Attached 2 pictures before molt taken...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello out there! I've had several ringneck doves for a little over 10 months now that I adopted from a humane society, and I've got some concerns that I think someone here may be able to help me with. There are 6 doves I adopted in varying conditions back in January. They had been at the shelter...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi. Last summer I found this beautiful guy unable to fly and in my dogs mouth. We got him away from my dog, and figured that she got a hold of him and broke his wing as he was unable to fly. I took him to a local rehabber, and we discovered that nothing was broken but he had lost a lot of...
  6. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    This is my first offspring from by muffed saxon ice pair. the hen is spangled and cock white bared. and the chick is barless? or will he become bared or spangled after molt?
  7. General Discussions
    I noticed some bird may change color after molting. e.g. I have a perfectly marked red saddle fantail. once molted, he now has some extra red feather on his chest, it used to be pure white there... so a perfect marked young bird might not be perfect marked adult, so can a slightly mismarked...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, My pigeon Bird-Bird has recently been molting, but in the last few days I've noticed some large bald patches on his neck. I've never seen bald patches like this on him before, even though I've seen him molt before (I've had him for 2 years; I adopted him after I found him with a broken...
  9. General Discussions
    I know that there are pros and cons to giving birds iodine but has anyone heard of using it to brighten up the color of their feathers or to help while molting?
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am using 2x100watt "sunlight" compact florescent lamps in each loft section to supplement natural light. We only have them on from 8/9 AM until about 7PM. Sun up is ~5:45 AM. Set is ~8:30 PM. Last year our birds seemed to molt at about 4 months. Those were late hatches (late May early June)...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I raise homers and withing the last week all of my birds have are molting to the skin just around the neck and some up into the head!! Never ran into this before? I have raised birds for forty years and have never seen this, could it be a parisite? You cant see any at all! I just just have...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My 2 month old pigeon is quite molting, is it a baby molt? What should I do with this youngster? Should I let him out as I used to do or keep him inside the yb loft? Because i'm still trap training him until now and he's very good with it already.. Should I continue with the routine? Any advise?
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    ...i have 12 young birds that hatched around 25 dec and 12 more birds that hatched around 15 of january.....about a month ago both rounds started molting heavily around their heads.....they did not drop any flights and now they are almost done molting......I was under the impressiond that young...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    The roofing panels on my loft allow light to come through. I have a flood light that turns on when it starts getting dark. I didnt think the amount of light was enough to trigger a molt, but it has. Has anyone had this problem? Once I realized what was happening, I turned it off. What do...
  15. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all. I have a male RN dove who has begun to loose feathers around his beak and eyes. I am weary of applying anything since it is so close to his eyes. He spends summers in the outdoor aviary and has just moved in for the winter today. So he is outdoor where mites wouldn't surprise me! So...
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