I need help sexing some pigeons and doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Animal-lover339, May 24, 2019.

  1. Animal-lover339

    Animal-lover339 Songster

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    so I have ring neck doves and I just wanted to know how do I sex them like is their a way to tell the male from female ,also I wanted to know I have fantail pigeons and they have chicks they are already big and I also wanted to know how can I sex them so if you could please help me I can provide pictures if needed
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Pigeons are very difficult to gender identify by visual cues. So difficult that same sex pairings are not unusual. There are certain behavioral traits that can help identify sex such as courting behavior. Males generally tend to be somewhat larger and more masculine looking, but this is not always true.
     
  3. backyard pigeons

    backyard pigeons Crowing

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    Males will often coo, strut and be bolder than hens. But that's not a 100% accurate way. If it lays an egg,it's often a hen...

    For the young ones, you typically cant sex them until they are 4-5 months old.
     
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    Animal-lover339 Songster

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    ohhh alright then th
    ohhh alright then thank you because I had a problem like this I thought both my pigeons were males they looked the same but them I noticed one cooing well they both coo but one lays eggs of course
     
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    ohhh alright thanks for the info no wonder I can't tell which chick is male or female
     
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    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    Mistakes can be made no matter which method you choose to sex your pigeons.
    If it lays an egg it is definitely female.
    I find the best way to sex a bird it to ask another pigeon.
    Check out the link the pigeon bowing and circling is the bird walking is ♀:

     

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