Gender

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by momofseven, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. momofseven

    momofseven Songster

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    male of female? Can we see that yet? This Pigeon (Pidgey) is about 6-7 weeks? Not sure. We found this bird along with another one at our sils farm 4-5 weeks ago after their cats had been on a killing trip :(



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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    A guess on gender would be just that - a guess. Even pigeons can be confused which results in male/male and female/female pairings. As an adult there are certain actions and mannerisms that can help with gender ID.
     
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  3. backyard pigeons

    backyard pigeons Crowing

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    Yup. Agreed with sour. To early.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    Definitely female the beads and the pink sweater are a dead give away.

    As far as the pigeon I would guess female especially if it lays an egg. Other wise I will guess male.
    I always get it right it seems if you give me 2 guesses.
     
  5. momofseven

    momofseven Songster

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    Lol!! I was told a female had a skinnnier as well as a flatter head :confused:
    I’ll wait until she lays an egg, or not. ;)
     
  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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  7. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    As an indicator this is often true, there are just too many exceptions. My best daddy cockbird was given me as a hen! lol He has a sleek feminine head. Then there's my little feral Loper ... I was sure she was a cock with her very prominent forehead bulge, until she paired up and laid 2 eggs.
     
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  8. momofseven

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