Dove Sexing

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by poultryinmotion, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. poultryinmotion

    poultryinmotion Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had Ringnecks for around 15 yrs. The best way to tell male from female is observation. I am open for questions and I can provide videos and stills.... I just hope people are interested!!!
     
  2. truecolorsloft

    truecolorsloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with our doves, (same size same age) the males seem to have a slightly larger head than the females. Other than that we look for the male bow coo's and back mounting. LOL!
     
  3. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine has 2 ring necks and they will mount each other. She does not have a clue what sex they are.
     
  4. truecolorsloft

    truecolorsloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:might be two males, we were given a "pair" of white doves and the owners were fed up with the "breeding but no eggs." Well come to find out, once we added a female to the mix, it became apparent(very quickly) that we had two males in the same cage. Just our humble experience.
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could also be Reverse copulation, I've seen this many times with Pigeons and doves...
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Either they are young or they're both boys. I've had several pairs of boys who act just like a real pair, minus the eggs :p I've also had pairs of pigeon hens, who acted like actual pairs but ended up incubating 4 eggs!
     
  7. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

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    Hmm. I wonder if mine are both boys then. they coo, and do thir thing, and build a nest and all. But no eggs. Guess I will have to keep checking the auction barn for more of them, to see if i can find any girls eh?
     

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