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I have two fantail pigeons that are not paired yet. I have noticed some different behaviors but I don't know if they're natural because I havn't had that many pigeons. It seems like sometimes when the male starts cooing to the female the female will start pecking, "wing slaping", and chasing him away untill he stops cooing. She doesn't do it everytime he starts cooing but every once and awhile. I have noticed the same thing with my pair of mookees but eventually they paired and had some eggs. The female still (even with eggs) sometimes gets mad when the male starts cooing and chases him away. What does this mean?
 

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Oh...... does that mean that they're not a good pair?:(
 

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I experienced that. The female was not interested in the male. Some of my hens prefer bad boys. Some prefer the nice ones. The males, however, just want anyone except one that prefers my best flying hen. Unfortunately she is not available. She is mated with my second best flier. I think pigeons left to themselves actually have preference themselves.
 

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Rod is right, pigeons definitely have their own preferences.
I like to put a bunch of pigeons of compatible colors in a loft (for instance blacks and indigos to make andalusians) and then pull all the unmated birds out in a few weeks.
Keith
 

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Oh good. Sounds like i'm not the only one with this. :)
 
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