Hi, I have three ringneck doves that are about 3 months old, I have heard that females do not start laying until around 9 months is this true? I have not find where it says how old males have to be to be sexually mature. I have an aviary and want more doves but only have 3 doves and the place I bought them from only had the three. I have a friend who has 2 female ringneck doves who lay eggs readily but they do not have a male so none hatch. They said that if I brought a male over I could have all the babies but I don't know when males are sexually mature does anyone know?