I was asked to take on three lovely birds and add them to my aviary. They are huge in comparison to my ring-neck doves but I was told they were fancy fantail doves. They are black and white with purple and green iridescence...truly beautiful birds. However, when I closed them in a box to sleep for the night I could hear sounds that reminded me of pigeons not doves. Is there a way to know if I have doves or pigeons or does it even matter? Are the two bird groups somewhat similar? I could not find any images that matched how they look but I will say that their stance is similar to the pigeon pics...chest out and held high, neck back which makes them look like they are resting their beaks on their chests. Also lots to shimmying and shaking of the chest and head. Ill get some pics today and post them.