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How can I tell a male from a female Diamond Dove?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ThebigE, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. ThebigE

    ThebigE Out Of The Brooder

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    I really want to get a couple diamond doves and I really want a breeding pair, sooooo how can I tell them apart?
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Males have a very bright red cere around the eye, and hens have a more dull red color.
     
  3. ThebigE

    ThebigE Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou very very much
     
  4. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, thanks as well, as ive been looking, and wondering as well, if i can get some, unless i just get hatching eggs (can you foster diamond dove eggs to finches, budgies or tiels?).
     
  5. birdmaniac3000

    birdmaniac3000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    male ceres on there eyes are thicker and the female are thinner thats how tell male from female
     

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