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Help me pick a breed!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by PoultryQueen29, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to get a small pigeon/dove that I can keep in my garage with things like a heat lamp or a fan if necessary. I would prefer to just get one but I can get a pair if the perfect breed for me requires it. I would like for it to be pretty easy to care for a it has to be friendly! I only enjoy pets that I can hold and form a bond with. Anyone know what breed is my perfect match?
     
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  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hand raised pigeons are generally the tamest by far, but not easy to obtain if not buying a breeding pair. Mookies and Pygmy pouters are generally the top two choices I hear for human-friendly breeds. Ringneck doves are another front runner. Classic oriental frills are pretty, poor fliers (though I hear this isn't always the case), and not high strung. Mine is fairly tame, but he was hand fed and raised from a fairly young age...though not young enough to be as tame as he could have been.
     
  3. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think mookies are a good fit. what will the setup be? we need more background information.......... are you going to hand raise them? if so, like i said mookies are good. German Beauties too. Both are good fits for homekeeping.
     
  4. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i'm not planning on getting babies if that's what you mean by hand-raising. I would buy adults or young ones that are friendly and I would love to handle them and play with them daily. I'll buy/make whatever cage size they need and most likely i'll keep them in my garage on the side we dont use for anything but a place to put things. It never gets below freezing in my garage but gets a little hot in the summer. I can provide and heat lamp or a fan like I said before. I don't want to keep them in my house because of the whole non-stick pan thing. My family will not get rid of our non-stick stuff no matter what I say. My screened-in porch was my other choice but rain and wind blow in with bad storms and that is not a very nice place to put them so my garage seems to be the number one option.
     
  5. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not to get off subject, but non-stick is not healthy for us either. it can give off fumes that not only hurt birds, but us too. i only use steel or cast iron. But anyways, i was thinking- german beauties are the way to go for this. they are small, so they would do great. a little hard to find, but not TOO bad.............
     
  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard about that but like I said no one will agree to give them up! They're all saying "I just won't turn up the heat really high". I don't know what the point in denying it's not good for anyone is.
     
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys :)
     
  9. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PICAS, PICAS, PICAS!!!
    Picas are great birds!They were my first breed and still have them.I LOVE picas!They bond with you and love attention.They are so full of them selves.
    Every time i feed them,they coo and strut when they see me.What part of n.c are you in? I"m in W-S.
    Will you be at the show this saterday at the Dixie Clasic Fairgrounds?

    Thanks,
    Logan
     
  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you want small, friendly, responsive to play.... get brunner pouter or pigmy pouter.
     

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