cross breeding fantail/collared doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by dowellmj, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. dowellmj

    dowellmj Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,

    I just purchased a male fantail and female collared dove for my quail aviary. Is it possible for these to cross-breed and is is also advisable to keep additional males/females?

    Thanks
     
  2. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can but the offspring can not have young
     
  3. dowellmj

    dowellmj Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks and can you keep more than one male/female together in an aviary?
     
  4. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes if their enough room, and try to keep a equal numbers of males to females
    and Welcome to backyard chickens
     
  5. dowellmj

    dowellmj Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks!
     
  6. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks and can you keep more than one male/female together in an aviary?

    yes. it is recomended to have a few pairs, as pigeons are flock animals and like to live in groups.
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  7. dowellmj

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    can you keep one male with 2 hens as the store had one other hen as well
     
  8. Lofty Dreams

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    You can but the cock [male] might abandon the hen with the eggsor babbies [the hen might abandon the nest then].
     

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