Breeding question? pics! 3rd post

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ameraucanacrazy, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1). I have fantails and west of englands and was wondering what time of the year they will start breeding? Because mine are breeding now in the winter.

    2). I have 2 that paired for some reason, but it is a female west of England and a male Indian fantail. And I was wondering when they have babies will the babies suffer any genetic disorders or will they be okay( I am worried because she is so tiny and the male is 2x the size of her)?

    3). I have some Indian fantails that have eggs and babies and was wondering if they are suppose to have any in the winter?


    Thanks,
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  2. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some pigeons will breed all through the winter, pigeon breeds are like dogs, they are all the same species so they can breed with each other with no problem [​IMG]
     
  3. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    next question what color is this
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    thanks,
     
  4. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a grizzle, where's mary she'll know, she's the color expert on here
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually it looks like it might be an almond. It's hard to tell from the pic. Pretty bird!
     
  6. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almond
     
  7. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of breeders separate males and females in the winter. I have an open flock(the birds of one breed are all together in a room) and I let mine breed year round. The only problem with winter breeeding is losing babys due to below freezing temps. As the babys get to the "quill" size the parents don't sit on them as much. If the temp is below freezeing they can chill and die in just a few minutes. It reallys is hit and miss. You take your chances that they hit a warm spell at the right age! I have a pair of swiss mondaies that I had to bring inside my shed and put a light in the coop to keep the babys warm. As soon as they are feathered out good I will put them back.
     
  8. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thanks everyone:D
     
  9. birdboy15

    birdboy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are your fantails? I have a white roo that needs a hen.
     
  10. sport14692

    sport14692 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited to be getting back into rasing pigeons
     

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