Crowned Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ocdman, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. ocdman

    ocdman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to this site, but I've noticed in the past that people had questions about Victoria and Blue Crowned Pigeons----I've raised them for a number of years successfully if anyone has any questions about them, I'd be glad to help

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  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One day I'd love to have a pair of those. They are so pretty.
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    They are so beautiful! I would love to have a pair but they are near impossible to find and extremely expensive. Are they sensitive to weather extremes? Our climate is fairly mild, no snow. But it does dip a little below freezing once or twice a year, and summers can be hot. Do they have any special requirements? I thought I read they only raise one baby a year.
     
  4. ocdman

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    They are a little cold sensitive, if I lived in the north I would have a small building attached to their enclosure with maybe heat tape on the roosts and straw on the ground. They can withstand short periods of below freezing temperatures, I'm not sure how much. We've been down to 28 degrees F, but only for a few hours. They only lay one egg, if you let them set it and raise the baby its about a 4 month time period, its possible to raise 2 young a year. If you take the egg or baby and hand feed, you can raise about 6 a year, but very difficult to hand feed and time consuming. We raise about a dozen each of the VC and BC each year. But really not very hard to take care of as far as requirements.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's a question, do you sell the babies? And if so, how much do you sell them for and where are you located?
     
  6. ocdman

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    Yes, we sell young birds after they are eating on their own. We hand feed most of them, but also let the adults parent raise at certain times of the year. They sell for 2500.00 each, we usually include shipping (United or Delta) and box for that price. At any given time we usually have 4 or 5 birds ready to go. We're in SW Florida
     
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Ah, that is the price i have seen. With how rare they are, i understand completely. Now, we just need to win the lottery. :)

    If you felt inclined, would love to see more pictures. i just love looking at them.
     
  8. I've only seen those once at zoos.
    May I ask, what's the difference between BC & VC?

    Do you have any baby pics? Bet they look so adorable and awkward with little feathers sticking up outta their head
     

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