Can a ground dove egg hatch with Pigeon or Dove eggs?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by FrostyWind, May 25, 2017.

  1. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Songster

    Jun 12, 2016
    Ya what the title says, can that be possible or would the egg die or something cause of different body temperature? Also if the egg does manage to hatch would the adoptive parents be able to feed it since it'll be tinier than their species squabs?
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Where some pigeons not all will feed (in my loft anyway) any squeaker that is on the floor when they begin begging for food I would say yes.

    That being said it would only happen in a perfect world.

    A dove however after being excepted by it's step parents would not fair well in a loft with a flock of pigeons it would be bullied scalped and probably killed.

    Doves and pigeons have been know to mate and raise young together but the offspring are mules and can not reproduce.
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    As an 'only child' it would have a greater chance of surviving than if it had to compete with squabs.
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