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First babies!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Curtiejlee, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Curtiejlee

    Curtiejlee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First baby of the year hatched today!!!!! 2nd on the way! They are owl mix x utility king.
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    They got dads short beak and I think they're gonna be white.
     
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  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    oooow...very exciting. Look good... I think they will be white... as that chick is mostly bright yellow.

    Look forward to some more photos as they grow.
     
  3. Curtiejlee

    Curtiejlee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the chicks are born yellow. I can tell if they're gonna be white by the beak color , pink means either white or white on face. The other one hatched today!!![​IMG]
    Their mom and dad are white, so that's a real hint too! Their dad has made some grey and greyish-reddish babies though!
     
  4. Curtiejlee

    Curtiejlee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beak colors look the same their whole life and can give clues to adult coloration![​IMG]
    And as an adult
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  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes.. pink skin.. and pink beak.. together with bright yellow down usually means the chicks will turn out to be white.

    However, I have many coloured pigeons.. black and red.. and they also have pink beaks.

    My favourite pigeon is a 'mutt', where the female white fantail cheated on her mate with an old Dutch Capuchin.

    The resulting pigeon has one black eye, one yellow eye and a white head with a black body. He also has a huge tail with a big white bar down the centre. I was going to sell him as I do not want mixed breeds in my loft... but he is just so cute and friendly.. and unique looking too.

    Breeding and keeping pigeons is such fun!!!
     

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