Bow and cooing...is this an exclusive male behavior? Knowing the answer to this question will certainly help me. Thanks to those who will take the time to share their knowlege. Im new to dove owning and am in search of a female for my male. I was sold a supposed female. The two get along fine even built a nest together and have taken turns sitting on an empty nest. It seems as if each is waiting for the other to lay the egg though. Both do a lot of cooing which I was told is fine for both sexes but I also noticed this "female" adding in the bowing and that concerns me. The sooner I can tell if this is a male the better chance I will have at returning it in exchange for a female. I glad the two are getting along but I really wanted the doves to have the experience of rearing their young.