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post #11 of 16
Congratulations! It's always nice to hear a happy ending, especially when hawks are involved. Piha is beautiful, is she a specific breed of pigeon?
post #12 of 16
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Here she is, happy to be home. I feel so lucky to have found her again!

 

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Originally Posted by Argus View Post

Congratulations! It's always nice to hear a happy ending, especially when hawks are involved. Piha is beautiful, is she a specific breed of pigeon?

I'm not sure. I think she has some sort of fancy breed in her lineage because she has light feathering on her feet and toes. Her pattern is apparently either a "red check" or "ash red" (both look like her), which occur in feral flocks - but tend to be rare because it's easier for hawks to see.

post #14 of 16
Looks like a tumbler etc ringneck or mourning dove mix.

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

Reply
post #15 of 16
Mr hawk woulda met my dogs and been their dinner guest.. i looove BOPs/raptors, but, they attack pigeons chooks ducks rabbits, n they'll die if dogs get hold of them, legal as can be nothing from me free n clear. mostly only young from round here get after young free ranging pets.. n they get fended of by animals themselves generally.

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

Reply

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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post #16 of 16
So glad your beautiful pigeon is home! Btw she looks like a feral pigeon, don't forget that refals are descendent from domesticated population and having feathered feet is very common! She sure is beautiful and with good hands!
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