Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Shadow920, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Shadow920

    Shadow920 Chirping

    Sep 16, 2015
    i have a mourning Dove whom i'd like to get a male and a couple of females to put her with. i wondered if domestic dove breeds can breed with wild dove species?

  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    If you want to get her a mate you can not keep other female or male doves in the same enclosure. One a pair forms they with fight with unpaired birds.. as they want the place to themselves to make a nest and babies.

    Domestic doves will pair up with your mourning dove. But you should not use a pigeon as they are much bigger and will injure you dove.

    They will pair up, but usually they won't be able to hatch out squabs.. because they will be infertile eggs.
  3. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Songster

    Nov 7, 2013
    doves and pigeons can mate a raise young but the young will be sterile or like a mule cannot reproduce. best to use dove male and pigeon female
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  4. laughingdog

    laughingdog Songster

    Feb 16, 2011
    Newport Tennessee
    When my ringneck collard n laughing doves interbred with wild mourning doves etc, they'd get sick more often then not after being fed n mating. Im just saying it's happened so your not surprised, not that bad idea. There are index charts of hybridizing dove species and results. Many thought mules can mate with one of parents or other young of.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2016

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