how to tell the difference between male and female in fantail pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ameraucanacrazy, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2009
    i got six fantailed pigeons and i do not know male from female do any of yall have any method for telling
  2. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Are they fully grown?
    If so you can feel the bones that meet near the vent, sort of like pelvic bones
    a wide separation (for egg laying) +female
    narrow or no separation + male

    I had one guy come over with a string with a bob "if it swings around its a girl, back and fourth,,boy" But I think it a bunch of hoo haa.
    If he's right, one of my pigeons is gay.
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    I agree. And for the pendulum test thing, I think it's a bunch of crap too [​IMG] However, it did work on two of my Satinettes so far. The other that is supposed to be a hen, well, she hasn't acted like a boy...but she hasn't mated up yet either. I guess time will tell. Pigeons aren't the only animals they've tried that on either. Supposed to work with pregnant women too [​IMG] If I was and someone hovered a string over my stomach, I'd think they were crazy, LOL.

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