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I have a loft with a variety of very different breeds of pigeons. A few of them have paired off and started laying eggs.

One of my pairs is a short-faced English tumbler(hen) and a German beauty homer(cock).

I tried to hand raise their last clutch, but it was unfortunately not successful as it is very difficult to hand raise chicks from day one.

My plan is to hand raise after about 15 days anyway to be able to bond with them, but I would ideally like them to start off with their parents initially.

So, finally, my question is: I know that the short-faced variety of English tumblers are not able to feed their babies, but I believe German beauty homers can. Will they be able to raise their young successfully if one parent is able to feed well and the other is not?
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