how soon can homers breed?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by scramblingmyeggs, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. scramblingmyeggs

    scramblingmyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a young male born early this spring who is already making the male 'sound'... Is he just practicing or is he already trying to court the ladies? It would be great if he could breed this summer, as I have way more females than males.
    Liz
     
  2. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to know this.
     
  3. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are sexually mature at 6months old.It is best to wait till they are 1year old to breed them.They are fully mature at that time.
     
  4. 2y4life

    2y4life New Egg

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    Quote:Nope, they are just messing around. They will make the sound, turn circles, and may even hop on a few hens but nothing will happen. 5 months is about when they can start reproducing but most will abandon or be unsuccessful parents until they're older (9-12 months).
     
  5. scramblingmyeggs

    scramblingmyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. We'll look forward to babies from this Romeo next spring [​IMG]
     

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