I want to buy a female dove so my dove can have a mate but I don't want the female dove to be separated from her mate if she has one. So, does anyone know if dove breeders raise male and female separately or all together or what? Is it cruel to separate a pair? Where is the best place to buy a ring neck dove? I've looked at places online but there's also a farmers market where I live that could possibly have ring neck doves.