HELPPPPP New dove ower.

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by fishnet1971, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. i acquired three beautiful friendly doves last Saturday at the Ohio National Show. I named them Ginger, Marshmallow, and nutmeg. what kind are they? they are small. THought maybe ringnecks? but there's no ring around their necks. I was told they are three months old. Any advise????

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    What really stinks is that my husband seems to be allergic to them. Any one need some doves????????
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,607
    23
    201
    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    They are ringneck doves, yes. There are several different colorations they come in, and yours is one of them (Tangerine Pearled). 2-3 months looks about right, with the one on the right (in the first pic) being the oldest.

    So are you keeping them, or are you getting rid of them due to allergies? You can always keep them as outdoor pets so he doesn't have to breathe in the dust all the time.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,262
    7,711
    726
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Sadly enough many people are sensitive to the feather dander that pigeons and doves release. The problem can become serious; therefore, if your husband is allergic a new home or outdoor quarters is called for. Sorry.[​IMG]
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ohhhh they are sooooo lovely!
    wish i were closer !
     
  5. I am always willing to travel a little bit to get them a good home. What better excuse for a road trip!!!!!! [​IMG] I just love them already. Two day and they are so calm and finger trained. They are so fun to watch. little piggys too! Unfortunatly, i do not think that I could keep them outside, the weather here in Ohio gets pretty nasty. My chicken coop is a large shed 10 X12 and i dont think it would be warm enough in the winter too. Yes, I am going to need to find them a home, but they are in no danger right at the moment. I have them in their comfy large cage in an upstairs bedroom with plenty of sunshine, light and view of the outdoors. I am spending a lot of time with them too. I just adore them. Nutmeg, Marshmello, and Ginger.
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,607
    23
    201
    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    I don't know, a lot of people up north keep doves. All they need is perches wide enough so that they don't have to curl their toes around it (so they can sit on their toes and warm them), and if it gets really cold, a little heat lamp. Ours are all outdoors but I'm sure it is worse there than here in NC. It gets into the single digits sometimes. Mine don't need heat lamps though. Usually if they can get out of direct drafts and have enough protien, they are okay.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by