feral is just living in a wild state.. it can be any type breed of pigeon.. they just look none discript to me...so have no clue what breed they are or mixed with..feral pigeons hatched in the wild can be a mix of anything.. and look alot like the pics posted, at any rate feral or a "breed" does not take away from their beauty..ooooh so beautiful! I love the last one.
When you say ferals is that just what the common 'rock dove' is - like the city pigeons or they could be a mix of a bunch of types of pigeons, like a mutt? I often admire the beautiful collection of Detroit pigeons at my bus stop.
most breeds of pigeons are colorful.. not just ferals... you do not have to "bird nap" them.. just buy the breeds that carry the colors you like.. like the portguese tumbler: http://www.npausa.com/news/lancaster2009gn/Portuguese Tumbler, Grizzle OC 385, Michael Onyon.jpgooooh I love the pigeons! I saw some city pigeons that were red, white and gray, they were very striking; I wish I could bird-nap them!
My Ringneck Doves look boring compared to these pigeons - ho hum.
Question: to be a Birmingham Roller you need to roll? Is that how they are distinguished form other pigeons? My roller is getting bigger; I think he was seriously underweight when I got him, but still lives with two doves until I build a coop for him and my Homer.
The fairy swallows are decent flyers but no where near a homer or a roller. But better than say an Indian Fantail. They are also the very devil to try to breed!The feathery feet ones; are they good fliers? Wow pigeons are so beautiful, I do have a white Homer (boring) and a Yellow Birmingham Roller...but I would love to have some splotchy metallic pigeons! Would it be ok if or will all types of pigeons mate with each-other? or is it best to keep one type of pigeon. My Homer is aggressive so s/he lives alone.