Crippled dove question

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Johnson5326, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Johnson5326

    Johnson5326 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2012
    Hi. I recently adopted a female diamond dove with a foot that is deformed and will never open. I only know she's a female because she had 2 eggs in her little nest when I brought her home. My question is if it is safe to put another dove with her. Will a second dove pick on her or will they live together like a normal pair? She gets around the cage just fine and she can fly.
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
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  3. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    Newport Tennessee
    Doves are usually peaceful enough and should do good if the crippled not dominant in cage already, and even then their instinct for friend usually soon wins out. Better chance with a male (thicker eye cere, larger and marked different in more normal morphs).

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