Do doves come back?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Chickensandmore445, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Chickensandmore445

    Chickensandmore445 In the Brooder

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    Hello guys! I got a quick questions if you let doves go will they fly back to there home?
     
  2. clawstar

    clawstar Songster

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    Most birds labeled as "doves" do not return.
    Ringneck, diamond, and Mourning doves are some i can name right off the top of my head that WILL NOT return.
     
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  3. Chickensandmore445

    Chickensandmore445 In the Brooder

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    So they will leave ok so when i get them il not not to let them out
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    Most doves are just something to make you wish you had a good homing pigeon.
     
  5. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    I have white doves, and they do come back if they get out for about the first three days, but after that they leave, there have been multiple times of them getting out, and I was able to put them back after their return
     
  6. clawstar

    clawstar Songster

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    The "white doves" you refer to are actually NOT doves. They are mislabeled white homing pigeons. This mislabeling is done for wedding releases where the uneducated feel having pigeons at their wedding is gross but doves are "romantic" and all. But labeling these birds as "white doves" when selling is sad on the sellers part (if they are educated).
     
  7. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    Thanks
     
  8. GreatBreeder

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    They won't come back, homing pigeons do.
     
  9. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

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    White pigeons will come back. Doves are a different species.. the ones in the pet trade are so domesticated they have forgotten most of their natural survival skills.. and if you let them out they will aimlessly fly away and get killed by predators or starve to death.

    Get while pigeons.. they are often called 'doves' which is confusing... but you can see they are bigger and the same shape as normal pigeons. You can also get ones with fancy fan shaped tails which look beautiful. These birds can be allowed out to free fly and they will return to their loft / coop if you train them.
     

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