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Funny you should mention this. I was doing my usual monthly pigeon supply run a couple of weeks ago, and saw a bird with very similar coloration for sale. Almost like the striping one sees on chickens. If I had space (or trusted the birds health) I would have bought it. Now I almost feel sorry I didn't.

I agree that it could be stress marks, but looking at the feather structure it doesn't look like it.

Has anyone else ever seen a bronze striping pattern on the wing shield?
 

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Hi Spence,

That is interesting what you saw. Is there anyway you could get a picture of that pigeon? I would be quite interested to see it. Was it expressing the trait over a larger portion of its body than the bird I photoed? I am surprised that others have not noticed it and developed the trait.
Sadly the supply store is about an hour's drive away, and probably closed over the Christmas season. I do have to take a drive there in the first week of January, and hope the bird will still be there. I'll definitely buy it if it is still there.

The bird was also pied, but had the striped bronze pattern on every colored feather of the wing shield. It was quite striking.

I'll let you know how it pans out.

I am working with a similar trait in my geese but progress has been really slow with them cause they breed so slowly.
Good luck with the geese. I wish I had space for a pen.

I am anxious to look at your website.
Please remember that the website is a work in progress, and I welcome any comments and suggestions.
 
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