Different breeds of pigeons living together?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by MadBirdVN, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. MadBirdVN

    MadBirdVN New Egg

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    Quick question......can different breeds of pigeons live together?

    We have a male Modena who needs a friend!! (He is cooing and dancing a lot)
    We have been offered a female Indian Fantail - would they integrate well or is there a high possibility of them fighting?

    Thanks!
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Modenas (especially the hens) can be aggressive, but it is very likely that a cock would be glad for a girl friend of any sort unless he is human imprinted.
     
  3. MadBirdVN

    MadBirdVN New Egg

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    Thank you. He is definitely not human imprinted - he is very independent and doesn't like to be handled at all! When we do manage to catch him (after exercise) he growls all the way back to his cage. He is better than he was when he was first rescued but still not handleable - he just displays and dances a lot!

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you do get the hen, put her in a cage beside his and allow them to court through the wire. Then when you introduce them to one another a neutral environment might be a good idea.
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most breeds of pigeons can be mixed together. The key is allowing them enough space. If they are housed in small cages together, or too many in a coop then fighting will happen.
     

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