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If I were you, I would just pick some up at a local show. At the last show in my area (NYBS), there were Masked Doves, Zebra Doves, Bronze, Green wing, etc. They were a little cheaper than the companies that sell them and there was no shipping costs!
 

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If I were you, I would just pick some up at a local show. At the last show in my area (NYBS), there were Masked Doves, Zebra Doves, Bronze, Green wing, etc. They were a little cheaper than the companies that sell them and there was no shipping costs!
unfortunately there aren't shows all over at all times, NYBS is only 1 day out of a whole year, I would buy them if I was ready for them.
 

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Holy cow! Most definitley NOT. Looks like they basically ripped off Stromberg's idea (and thumbnails) of selling doves for rediculous prices.

I sell my ringnecks for $10 a piece, even through my original stock was from a woman who actively showed her doves (I don't show, so I can't say much other than mine came from SQ birds). No way I would sell them for 50+ a pair, not including shipping and a box. I couldn't even get $10 out of them yesterday at the chicken show! :eek:
The diamond doves are almost reasonable. I have seen them go around here for $25 a piece, but usually it is $25-30 for a pair.

If common doves like those two are expensive, then I don't doubt Foy's and Stromberg's are trying to weasel you out of money on their exotics too.
I think you'd be better off going to a show or a breeder to get your birds. I have a feeling the quality and price would be a bit better.
There are a lot of breeders at the Doves-Pigeons yahoo group.



As for the pigeons, also no way. Again, same pictures and prices as Strombergs. Never in my life have I seen a pair of rollers (and those are all common colors) go for $100, much less $130. I can guarantee you roller guys will sell you pairs for much less than that, even if you were going into competitive rollers. Fantails, same situation. And if I'm going to get racers, then I want to see the birds and the pedigrees before I buy them.

Oh and Utility kings. You can adopt those from Mickacoo ;)
 

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We don't have many shows here in virginia. Only about twice a year or once. I haven't been to any at all. So I really don't know what is there. The only local breeder I know that raises an exotic dove lives about two hours away from me and they only have emerald spotted doves. :( I will look around I heard foys and strombergs is a bit expensive but they have it if you really need the doves.
 

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Holy cow! Most definitley NOT. Looks like they basically ripped off Stromberg's idea (and thumbnails) of selling doves for rediculous prices.

I sell my ringnecks for $10 a piece, even through my original stock was from a woman who actively showed her doves (I don't show, so I can't say much other than mine came from SQ birds). No way I would sell them for 50+ a pair, not including shipping and a box. I couldn't even get $10 out of them yesterday at the chicken show! :eek:
The diamond doves are almost reasonable. I have seen them go around here for $25 a piece, but usually it is $25-30 for a pair.

If common doves like those two are expensive, then I don't doubt Foy's and Stromberg's are trying to weasel you out of money on their exotics too.
I think you'd be better off going to a show or a breeder to get your birds. I have a feeling the quality and price would be a bit better.
There are a lot of breeders at the Doves-Pigeons yahoo group.



As for the pigeons, also no way. Again, same pictures and prices as Strombergs. Never in my life have I seen a pair of rollers (and those are all common colors) go for $100, much less $130. I can guarantee you roller guys will sell you pairs for much less than that, even if you were going into competitive rollers. Fantails, same situation. And if I'm going to get racers, then I want to see the birds and the pedigrees before I buy them.

Oh and Utility kings. You can adopt those from Mickacoo ;)

Yeah I would adopt. How big are Birmingham rollers? Could they do fine with my figs. I was looking into rollers. I wish we had some pigeon breeders in virginia near me. No one is really into the hobby down where I live. I will look around. The thing about shipping I don't like is that they have to go through a long travel. I certainly can't last a day in a car, i wonder how they feel. Also I did notice they almost had the same pics from strombergs. Are they even legit?
 

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Rollers are a bit smaller than homers, and they should do fine with Figs :) They are a lot of fun!
 

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You can check the ADA classified for Exotic Doves...
http://www.doveline.com/images/classifieds.jpg

Garrie Landry...
http://www.zebrafinch.com/DiamondDove/ExoticDove.html

Emerald Isle Aviary...
http://www.emeraldisleaviary.com/

Just Winging It...
http://justwingingit.com/

They are always list members on the Yahoo Doves-Pigeons forum selling exotic doves...
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/doves-pigeons/

Sissy's Bird Colony raises Emerald Spotted Doves...
http://sissysbirdcolony.com/

If I think of more...I will let you know. :)

Dawn
 

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I purchased a breeding pair from Foy's for white dove releases and the pair started throwing babies with black feathers...that doesn't work for WHITE dove releases. I've contacted the owner and he is supposed to be sending me a replacement pair when the young birds are old enough to tell who is male and female....we'll see what happens and if he follows through. Just thought you might like to know my experience and I'll keep you posted on that subject if you're interested.
 
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