Apart from homing and racing abilities what are the actual differences between a normal white homing pigeon and a normal white garden dove (not fantail doves) If I had one of each together what would their differences be? I am wanting to get some white 'doves' for my garden again. I used to keep them many years ago and I don't know what type they were. I can remember they had pink beaks and legs, and solid black eyes. Any photos would be great. The birds offered to me recently had yellow eyes and thick crusty looking beaks and red legs - and did not look nice to me! Where they homers? Thanks for any information and sorry if this is a strange question.