Confuzed on sex of pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by KWAK, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    I have 2 homers.
    The one spins, coos and fans his tail out and kinda slids it on the ground and goes towards the other one after he spins and coos... And the other one makes "grunting" noises but I have never heard it coo or have seen it spin.
    Any help would be great!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Kraig, even pigeons sometimes have problems determining gender. Hen to hen and cock to cock pairs are not all that unusual. The first bird that you described is most likely male, and if the second is bowing her head and fluttering her wings somewhat it is probably a hen. Hope that you have a mixed sex pair.
     
  3. IowaHeritage

    IowaHeritage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SourLand is right, also she just might not be ready or just doesnt like him.... yet....[​IMG]


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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    To add to the confusion, some hens will even mount their mates, and the male will readily submit. [​IMG]
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like the 1st one is a male
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    I was pretty sure the 1st was a male.
    the second doesnt really coo it more "grunts" it doesnt sound any thing like the one that coo's and it doesnt spin or anything. just grunts when i take the male out.
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grunting is normal for both sexes, especially when you get near them. Some are more vocal than others. I have some hens that have absolute fits when I get near them, fussing and grunting until I walk away, LOL. Sounds like you have a pair [​IMG]
     

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