Im gonna try it!
You said the same thing I did......cept' it took me a bit longer.........LOL..These Methods Have been around for Decades.... IF they really worked, everyone would be using them... Here we go again. Dave
I agree Renee you are 99% right with your posts. But what is it going to hurt if we try these ways of sexing a pigeon. And what it is kind of fun and interesting to try these ways out. ANd what if someone did come across a way to successfully sex a pigeon. It's kind of like thomas edison and the light bulb.Renee is no doubt spot-on with her comments, but there is something about the speculation and witchdoctor aura that gets us in every time - and hey, what does it hurt to try out a new 'method' for the fun of it and see what the result is? I was certainly entertained enough to try the beak and tail method on my little Godrey who is just the right age, and 4 or 5 tweaks all told me that perhaps Godfrey might become Lady Godiva! There are certainly differing behaviours in young humans, dependent on sex, so it just may be possible (though I admit not very likely) that tail pointing is sex-linked in pigeons. Of course such methods could never be 100% (look at how many little girl tomboys exist, for instance) - but it is in the realms of possibility that there is some correlation. Why do we want to know the sex early? Well, if you are like me, with a very small number of pigeons and an imbalance in sexes, the sex of a hatchling is an important matter, and while we never know for sure until much later, it soothes our curiosity to think that we might know. So, thanks Rod for inspiring a little fun in my loft (Godrey/Lady Godiva didn't mind the beak tweaking one bit) and I'll let you all know in due course the result of my huge sampling of 1!: