Indian fantails and American fantails what's the difference(also need info on caring for pigeons)

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ducky 13, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I looked at pictures of the fantails and didn't notice a difference between the Indians and the Americans, what's the difference? Also I am getting my first pigeons they are NY Flights . What should I feed them, I hear hog feed works for some people?
     
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  3. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow they are bother very pretty. Thanks for the info I'll keep that in mind. Do you show your pigeons? I plan on getting some splash American fantails next year...
     
  4. Hokum Coco

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    No I have them as pets. I also do white dove releases take a peek at the link in my signature to get a bit more insight into my hobby.
     
  5. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh that's cool... so would I, I plan on keeping them as pets unless I decide to show a bird or two if they show quality. What do I need in a loft? I have an old shed that might be suitable until we build or buy one. I have to put roosts and nesting boxes, I made a feeder but I don't think it'll work so I'm probably just going to use my chick feed trough.
     
  6. Hokum Coco

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    My loft is just a converted baby barn. You can run a search on the internet and find plenty of ideas and dreams.
    This is one I dream about that I hope to make reality soon.

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  7. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is amazing I can't blame you for wanting to make a loft like that
     
  8. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got my NY flights a few days ago and are keeping them in a holding pen until the loft is finished. They are 2-3 years old and I don't know how I'll be able to let them free fly without the threat of them leaving me. By the way are NY flights considered fancy breeds?
     
  9. Hokum Coco

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    I personally do not own or ever seen this bird but I heard it described as:
    Domestic Flights (often called NY Flying Flights) were bred to fly for long periods of time in kits. In NY and NJ especially, they play a game with these birds in which the object is to lure and capture as many 'stranger' birds as you can, from other flocks. The birds captured are then returned to the original owner, kept, traded, or sold. They love being with their flock, so if one strays away, it's easily attracted into another local flock. Many people in the city raise these birds on the roof, which I'm sure is quite a sight when they fly.
    Flights (whether for show or flying) have a unique look to them too. They are either crested or plain-headed, and have bright red feet, beaks, and ceres. Put that along with some of their white pearl eyes, and you have a bird that REALLY sticks out!
     
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  10. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I'm guessing as long as I have one bird and I let one free fly it will definitely return... eh... I have the crested NY flying flights, the female has a light buff head and neck, then her body is white with very lightly colored buff bars on her wings, they are both crested. The male has the same pattern except he has chocolate brown on his head,neck and bars, while his body is a lighter Brown. I'll have to post pictures when I get my camera working
     

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