Gender?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by cheyfrie26, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The oldest one without the yellow fuz, its parents are these guys.
    The two birds farthest to the right. The mom is the yellow one the dad is the red one.
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    The parents to the squeaker with the fuz looks like the red cock in the picture and the mom is a normal blue bar hen.
    Can you tell the sex of the squeakers?
     
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  2. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    no too young.
     
  3. Floyd Chandler

    Floyd Chandler New Egg

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    Hi,

    I cant tell yet but here are some ways to know the gender of your squeakers:


    Observe the size of the doves. Typically, a male dove is larger than a female.

    Male doves often have more square heads than females

    Watch for one dove to stick its beak inside the other dove's mouth. If this occurs, it is probably the female sticking her beak inside the male's mouth

    Look for a dove to crouch. Females will crouch down, tuck their heads in and raise their shoulders to prepare for mating. A male will then crane his neck above the female and mount her

    Observe your dove for the "bow-coo" behavior. Typically, when males and females are together, only the male will perform this behavior. However, when females are placed together without males, they may also act in this way. The dove will coo very quickly while bowing toward the other dove

    Watch for behavior called "displaying." A male will "display" to the female by inflating his neck and chest and fanning his tail to show his markings. He is attempting to attract her.

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  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any black flecks on the feather = cock bird..... harder to tell in the red/ yellow pairing...
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually the males usually have rounder heads than the hens. But these are too young to assume anything unless they have blue/black flecking.
     
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  6. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still a little young to tell.
     
  7. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say its a female but compare the head size to the mother and if the head is smaller or same size it is a female and compare it to the father and if same size or larger it is a male.[​IMG]
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    To young to tell by head size, or their actions......about 6 months you will be able to tell. Yellow is a sex link color...but not with a dom red
     

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