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  1. General Discussions
    Hey guys, I saw many pigeons on internet and many other places with fully black colour with white primaries. They look awesome. Does anyone know how to get that colour, I mean how the parents should be paired to get the chicks? I have both white and black coloured pigeons. Thanks.
  2. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    I have a pigeon with one white and one ash red wing. Is this kind of asymmetry common?
  3. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    I have a young pigeon almost 7 weeks old and it appears to be a grizzle BUT the cock is a red mottle and the hen is a black self. How is this possible? Did I have a mutation and anyone know what the chance of getting a mutation is? Thanks
  4. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    Hatched this little guy out. Went to band him a couple days ago and found a strange sight. I'm thinking Little Foot or ET. ET is probably pretty accurate haha. His other foot is completely normal. He's missing one toe, as you can see, just a nub. The middle one especially is kind of mangled...
  5. 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...
  6. General Discussions
    Hello, new user here. I breed birds ranging from Conures to Asiatics etc and I always have pigeons/doves around the yard (large grassy block of land, other birds, and often bits of seed around). I live in Australia, and can say that I have never seen this mutation in this species in the wild...
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