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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I am trying to figure out the gender of one of my diamond doves. I've attached the photos below. I know #1 is female and #2 is male. I am trying to figure out what gender #3 is. The eye ring on #3 looks like it could be between female or male so I am having a bit of a hard time. I want to say...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I recently adopted an Old German Owl pigeon. The staff at the shelter referred to it as a male but I think it might be a female. Is there any way to identify what gender it is? It did have a bald patch on the back of its head which makes me think it is a female but I guess it could also be a...
  3. General Discussions
    I have 8 rollers I just received. I got them in my loft and about to start pairing them up to bred. I was going to but them in breeding boxes. THe question I have is I am new to pigeons and I need to sexing them. I have been told see which one coos or struts around but they really dont. I have...
  4. General Discussions
    the chick on the left looks a bit 'boyish'? That's Greta and 'she' also gently preens Grace. I wondering if she's actually a Groege because there wasn't enough DNA for the lab to work with.
  5. Training and Behavior
    Hey fellows ! I am relatively new to raising pigeons so I want to relate some of my experience and ask some questions: Regarding the training, mine, after being "jailed" in a loft outside for 2-3 weeks seem to find their home easily after being released without any training needed. They seem to...
  6. General Discussions
    About 4 months ago I rescued a very young pigeon who had been attacked by crows and had a large wound that caused his tailfeathers not to grow back. SHe is around 4 months now just finishing her first moult and I dont know what sex she is. She shows both male and female mating behaviours. When I...
  7. General Discussions
    I've had many pigeons over the past weeks. Some big, some small. Some white, some brown and some dark grey. But I could never tell the male from the female so I decided to return them to where they came from, the bird dealer. Now I have two pigeons, one grey and one white. I brought the white...
  8. Show Pigeons
    Hi, I am brand new to pigeons, and just got a really nice pair of Fairy Swallows. Thing is, I am wondering if they would normally be paying attention to each other, if they are indeed, a pair. I have checked pelvic bones and the breeder told me that they are a pair, but what seems like the hen...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I just got two new diamond doves. These are my first birds, and so far they are lovely. I'm very curious and hoping I have a male/ female pairing. However, the lady at the store told me they were both male. One has a much thicker eye-ring than the other and is more vocal. Any help would be...
  10. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    I have one male, Meriwether, and he has performed the bow and coo, and the breeder I got him from says he's a male. So that's for sure, but the new one I got I'm unsure about... I'm pretty sure it's a female because she made a different kind of coo than I've ever heard my male make, and several...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, I just joined up a few minutes ago. I live in Oklahoma, and have had 2 pet diamond doves for the past few months. Well, I bought one, then a few months later bought another. I also have two parakeets who are brats and try to pester the doves if they are out at the same time lol. Anyways, I...
  12. General Discussions
    Everything has been going great with my birds with the exception of having one of my German Owl youngsters taken by a hawk. It was the first time a hawk ever took one of my birds right in front of my face. I tried to save the GO as the hawk chased it around the yard ( which is about 1 and a half...
  13. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I recently found a banded bird outside of my work. I contacted the AU and after many calls located the owner in California (I'm in Florida). Long story short he has over 1200 birds and was nice enough to let me keep the bird as a pet. He will be sending the pedigree soon but did not know the...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, So my dove that I'm raising is about a month old. She hasn't started developing the coloured ring yet, or started doing the bow coo or laying eggs (obviously since she is too young) So I was wondering if it's possible to determine s/he sex? Because I've named her Dora (I just guessed...
  15. Training and Behavior
    Just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on a few interelated subjects.First of all, what exactly do y'all see in terms of male vs female behavior? From what I understand, males are usually more aggressive, tend to be territorial, and dance and coo when courting a mate. I don't know much about...
  16. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I am so excited! I got my first every Zebra Dove today!!!! It is beautiful and not to frightened of my, unless I put my hand in the cage to change the food. I need some advise from anyone who keeps these birds please. I live in Thailand and many of these birds are taken from the wild. I...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I know its hard to just look but I have 7 whites and i can tell all the other 6 as theyve mated up already but this one is a loner and I cant tell if its a hen or a cock. Im looking to get another breeder in but cant really pull the trigger until I know if I should be looking for a cock or hen...
  18. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    This is the last bird in my loft that I haven't figured out the sex. I am leaning towards hen. I have 5 of these birds and they all look just like that. Basically clones of each other. Red Bars and Bright Red and Yellow eyes. Same strain, from the same fliers loft. They are small to...
  19. General Discussions
    Hello! This is my first post on this forum, I was hoping some people here may be able to clear up some questions for me that I couldn't find answers to on google. So, I acquired a pair of ringneck doves in July. They've started mating and the allegedly 'female' dove is sitting in her nest most...
  20. General Discussions
    Somebody must know how to reasonably sex young pigeons. I bought that magnet deal, and I will get even! But seems every bird I have is a girl, where's all these babies coming from? I know how to watch them and pick out the males and females but what if their not amourous? Read something about...
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