Light breed roo?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by quailbrain, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read in another post that light breed roos can alert to hawks? I do not have pigeons and am completely ignorant to them so may I ask [​IMG] what does "light breed" roo mean? I get that it's a male but the term light breed? Thank you!
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming they mean light colored birds. Some breeds are predominatly a certain color, so perhaps they were referring to those who are usually solid white. Hawks do seem to give special attention to white birds, but I don't blame them. They stick out like a sore thumb [​IMG] However, it wouldn't be any different if you had 40 white pigeons and one black one. He'd stick out too even though he's not a light colored bird.
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking about a chicken or a pigeon? "Light breed roo" in chicken terminology would refer to a light, in terms of weight, breed of chicken....usually white egg layers, such as Leghorns and the Mediterranean class of birds.....

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    Conversely, heavy breed birds would be the heavier weights, ones that are dual purpose for meat and eggs, usually are brown layers.
     
  4. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhhh OK. Thank you!!!!
     

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