Is this a male or female fantail pigeon

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by jefff120, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. jefff120

    jefff120 In the Brooder

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    So this is my only pigeon right now and I was wondering what kind it is
     

  2. jefff120

    jefff120 In the Brooder

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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    The best way to determine the sex of a pigeon is to ask another pigeon.
    In a perfect world the pigeon on the right is usually more iridescent and larger than the ♀ pigeon on the left.

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    That being said no matter which method you choose to sex a pigeon mistakes are sometimes made. I usually can tell the gender of a pigeon just by looking at it (but I have been know to make mistakes too.)

    On that note:
    If you place your pigeon in the company of a know gender pigeon one can usually tell the gender of the pigeon in question by the reaction taken by the know gender.

    (Too many references to gender in tha sentence but I think you can follow).

    Check out the link the pigeon bowing and circling is the bird walking is ♀:



    Hard really to tell from that particular angle and not knowing actually how old the bird is (looks small in comparison to an adult male fantail) but my best guess would be ♀.

    Oh if it lays an egg definitely ♀!
     
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