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  1. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    Looking for two pure white Ringneck doves. Will pay for shipping and box of course. So you must be willing to ship.
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Curious if anyone keeps white homers (like a dove release where you want true white birds) and a second loft of 'colored' birds for racing. Can you do both?
  3. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    Hello everyone, Several months ago, I came home to find a very tired pigeon in my yard. He was banded and I set him up on the patio hoping to get him back to his owner. Band trace led nowhere except a statement that many bands get sent to relatives in Cuba when the call was a dead end. Bad...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I had an offer from Jim Vines, a local pigeon expert, to give me two white birds for my loft. I work with his brother and his brother tells me Jim travels all over the country, judging shows and racing his birds. When he showed up at work, I had my crate ready and I was pleasantly surprised at...
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    This is a thread about a time old question. How many birds can I have in the size of loft I have? I have the new addition to my loft completed. It is about 10' long x 6' wide x 7' tall. There is an aviary on the front and the original smaller loft attached to the left side, which I hope to...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, my pigeons(homer and lowis) mated about 2 weeks ago, and now, it seems like they're on eggs. How long is the time from mating, to laying the eggs?? And also, how long is it from incubation, to the egg hatching?? I heard that it was a bout 18 days, but i don't know?? Apprecitae it!! Thanks!!
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    As most you know this is my first year racing but I have had pigeons for years. I have never put a team together and started them flying all at once before other than my white birds. Well, I was blown away about how fast the birds starting flying good and grouping together. I let them out first...
  8. General Discussions
    Hello all. As part of getting this community updated, the forum software has been upgraded, to give you extended options. Among the various new capabilities, we've added: 1. Costume profile pages, including album and user guest book. 2. Social book marks 3. Social groups 4. Tags for easy search...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi All I bought 36 white birds in February. I already had 8 white birds, 4 of them were bandits. I have lost two to an Owl. These two escaped from the door when I went in. I currently have 12 babies, 2 I have trap trained (sputnik)they are about 2 months old. When I release them they will fly...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Figured i'd trade pics for some advice:-) this the the crew enjoying their outdoor quarters and a morning bath. the new white birds are doing great, BUT, they are wild as hell. what advice do you all have for teaching the birds that i don't wish to eat them, because thats what they think i'm...
  11. General Discussions
    I about six months into keeping pigeons now. Back in December I purchased 4 white racers, the kind used in the release business. They were about 5 weeks old. In late January I started to let them fly outside the loft. After returning with no problems 4 or 5 times, one day 2 of the four failed to...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My new white birds came today, just got them unboxed. They seem to have made the trip very well, no worse for wear. everyone started preening away after a quick drink. i was surprised at how much different they look than my other birds, no not the white part, just the general build of them...
  13. Loft Designs
    hubby is starting on the perches. how deep do they need to be? we were figuring they would be 12 inch square, is that large enough for homers? thanks in advance.:)
  14. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    I have a pair that of racer. The cock is charcoal/black bar. The hen is blue bar pied with white flight. The grand parents and great grand parents of the cock are blue bar and black. And for the hen, her parents are blue bar pied and blue bar. I don't know what color the grandparents are for the...
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I just took a few pictures and got a couple of my one and only white bird. I don't think I've ever posted a picture of her. She's my little pride and joy.
  16. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    Ok so I have spent the last hour trying to understand everything about genetics. I am trying to get some idea of what my babies (currently eggs) might look like. From what I have learned this morning is my hen is a homozygous grizzle, she came from two grizzle parents I learned that means. She...
  17. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    i have two babies in my loft that are from a blue grizzle hen and mostly white cockbird, black feathers in the tail. both the bobies are blue grizzle, mostly, but they both have patches of reddish brown in a couple places. what would this color be called, is it just plain grizzle? i guess...
  18. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a team of young birds all about the same age, they have been loft flying about a month, I aquired 2 young birds form a friend they are good blood line these two birds along with one of mine go high up and fly 15 to 20 min longer then my other birds. Is it possible that good birds fly...
  19. Pigeon and Dove Genetics
    Okay, before I get into this post, I realize it is going to be total speculation as to the answer to the question. I just thought it might be interesting to see what you folks come up with, since most of you have had pigeons much, much longer than I. Take a look at the the birds in the links...
  20. General Discussions
    http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby/?uc_full_date=20080428 Of interest to ALL white "Dove" release companies and lofts, Dear Abby made a terrible mistake yesterday when she published the above article, titled: Certain death, not Freedom, Follows the Release of a Dove. I have responded to her...
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