Pigeon-Talk banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
822 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Not to long ago, you guys identified the colors of our birds for us ... and then I asked "What would make a pigeon's feathers PINK?" Yes - PINK .... like .... well .... um ....... PINK.

I don't think you believed me and, at the time, I didn't have photos to prove that I hadn't dipped her in paint. Here she is - a Spring '08 Roller girl - previously ID'd as Ash Red Pied (or Splash). Soooooo - whatchathink? (btw, her mother is also the mother of our newest arrival)




 

·
Registered
Joined
·
386 Posts
Looks like a stain...there is no such thing as pink in domestic pigeons....wish there were!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
822 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Did you raise this bird or did you get it from someone?
We did get her from someone else...who did tell "us" the reason behind the pink. BUT .... the "I" of the "Us" wasn't there :rolleyes: and the "reason" has since been forgotten. I will send the guy an eMail....but thought you guys might know. I'll be sure to pass on what the "I" learn :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,207 Posts
I'd agree that the pink has been artificially placed on that lovely pigeon either intentionally or accidentally. It IS quite pretty, however! I have a white pigeon that came in as a rescue about two years ago. He had bright purple under one of his wings that has finally faded to a lovely kind of lavender color. Even without the pink, your bird is quite lovely!

Terry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
875 Posts
i have heard of pink pigeons from s africa or somehwere but look slike your roller has had some kind of dye or paint on her,,,shes real cute!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
318 Posts
We did get her from someone else...who did tell "us" the reason behind the pink. BUT .... the "I" of the "Us" wasn't there :rolleyes: and the "reason" has since been forgotten. I will send the guy an eMail....but thought you guys might know. I'll be sure to pass on what the "I" learn :D
The pink coloring is halloween hair spray. I use it on my rollers to ID different birds.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
I had a white homer that had pink under its wing. i think it was the red cream from a cake box that got on the bird, it didn't disappear, everytime the bird flap its wing you see it...............
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,098 Posts
I agree that is a paint of some sort. Roller people do that like what LokotaLoft says.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
822 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
MYSTERY SOLVED! ... and, of course, all the pros here on PT were right!!!

The breeder/prior owner said he had dyed his pijs with food coloring for a display but that the color had faded in the sun....leaving just a bit. Whooooh! Glad my future Roller wasn't one of the purple or green ones .... He sent me the web site of a guy in Hawaii who does this as a business ... for parties and other celebrations ... kinda cool - - - looked like he was releasing a rainbow!
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top