Dove ratio ?????

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by mandiedriskill, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. mandiedriskill

    mandiedriskill Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, I am so new to doves. I feel stupid asking this question. I am going to get doves to go in my out door avairy. I know that most dove form a pair, but if i were going to get some juvinile unsexed & unbonded birds. Should I be looking for a certian ratio male vs. female?
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If doves are as much like pigeons as I think, extra males are the bigger problem. They will try to "steal" hens and nest sites. Extra hens do not generally cause as many problems. Of course the ideal ratio would be 1/1.
     
  3. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's better to have 1/1. Any other way will usually cause alot of fighting,etc.But if you can't do that,i would only put maybe 1 male to every 3 females.
     
  4. mandiedriskill

    mandiedriskill Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for all of your guys help! That answered my question! [​IMG]
     

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