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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by rittert3, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    I caught a feral squeaker at work today when I was getting off work so I have A bird.... just for tonight though I'm not supposed to have critters in my at my apt. so I'm meeting a freind at a swap tomarrow and giving it to him.
     
  2. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck! What sort of bird is it?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A 'squeaker' is a young pigeon still in or just out of the nest. They are called this because of the sounds they make.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Well, I learned something new today! In my neck of the woods we called pigeon youngsters 'squab'.
     
  5. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Either or it's like a calf/veal. I just learned this a month ago myself but I guess squab is a meat breed baby. I found this one on the ground at the sale barn and a co-worker was going to kill it so I snatched it up, he mostly feathered but still has fuzz on the back of his head and lots of pin feathers on his sides. I think it should be old enough to eat grain. Well I've got to go deliver him now so I'll get back later.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:Squabs are the squeakers that you eat. [​IMG]
     
  7. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Yep! I got the little guy delivered to my freind who has tons of pigeons of close to 20 breeds and he said he has parents that will feed anything. So even if he's not eating grain yet he's in a good place (until a dog trainer comes looking for shooters, him being a feral). Actually that though of eating him did cross my mind he's the right age and size but, I only had 1 so I opted out. I do like eatting critters that I know were they came from but I enjoy the genetics and having babies around the most about raising animals. I find the culling and processing parts a little harder, I'm not one to enjoy taking a life.
     
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  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Good for you for taking the time to help out a critter in need.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Yes like Ritter posted......squeakers are young pigeon........squab if the meat

    Ritter made a good point calf...............................veal

    Realy want to make a person with some of his high dollar squeakers call them squabs. show pigeon sell in the hundreds , some racers sell in the thousands.


    i saw a show racer sell for 5,000 dollar in 1980.......a racer sell for 35,000 dollars. in the 90s
     
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  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Wow i just checked record price payed for a racing homer.........225,000 dollars. record purse paid out at a race 600,000 dollars
     

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