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I was recently 'made to take' some pigeons since I have other birds. Can anyone tell me what kind or varieties they are?

As you can see there are one pair have dark bodies with irridescence, but have white tails. Then the all-white (girl?) with feathered feet, and the tan or red (boy?) with clean feet.

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
 

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I don't know the breeds.........I just know they aren't homers........LOL. The black ones, or at least one of them, sort of looks like a Flight, but I'm not sure. We've got lots of members that are good at IDing breeds. They'll be along shortly. One of them is out in California, so it's still early there.
 

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They all remind me a lot of rollers (except the red one :confused: ), but they're probably mixes. The jaconette line of rollers have feathered legs, but it's probably more likely to be mixed.
The black ones do look a bit like flights from those long beaks and white eyes, but flights have red beaks and ceres.
 

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Lovebirds said:
Do these birds have bands on their legs?
No, there are no bands and no trace of bands either; ie no rubbing, callouses, or marks on their legs. Except for one (a black) that looks like it's re-feathering after a moult, they are in very good condition. But they are all skittish and obviously haven't been worked with very much.
 

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Well thanks everybody. It seems I've got some "all-pigeon" pigeons. LOL The white is already less nervous about me and won't shy away until about arms length. Another few weeks and she'll be perching on fingers.

Now to finish a loft. BTW, old campaign signs (the coroplast type) makes a good temporary roof over cages. It is essentially a form of twinwall. Waterproof, insulating, easy to bend in one direction, easy to join together with wire in the holes. And cheap, especially if you use the old signs and don't buy new.
 

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My guess would be rollers/tumblers or crosses. The coroplast is unique to me. I was tempted to put that on mine as well when I was building my loft. You can get those at art supplies, right? But they are smaller.
 

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My guess would be rollers/tumblers or crosses. The coroplast is unique to me. I was tempted to put that on mine as well when I was building my loft. You can get those at art supplies, right? But they are smaller.
You can get them at art supplies, but the best place is at a campaign headquarters after an election, then they are free. State and national campaigns will have 4'X4', 4'X8' and other large sizes. The next cheapest place to get coroplast is from a local sign-maker shop. I don't know if I'd use the material for anything permanent, I'm just using it as 'roofs' over temporary holding cages.
 

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Jim,
Thanks for the tips. I wonder what people or my birds would think if I put an Obama coroplast poster on top of my loft roof. Will it stimulate them to fly?
 
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