Meet "Newton" my found homing pigeon-pic

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickensioux, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since the owner didn't want him/her.....
    This is "Newton" (English for-new life). He will be loved, cared for and live a long and peaceful life here with me.
     
  2. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's beautiful! I've always thought that pigeons were so ellagant but simple little creatures. And yours proves that to me!
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, Newton is beautiful! Looks very comfy with you! [​IMG]
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Color is a red bar. Will make you a nice pet
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Beautiful bird, and good on you for the rescue! You DO realize that this is only the beginning?
     
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no.....I've already had bad thoughts. He is such a sweet bird. I was hoping that pigeons weren't as addictive as chickens or ducks but I guess I'm in trouble, huh?
     
  7. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

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    Get him a hen and show them. [​IMG]
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Get her a mate, looks like a hen or young bird. Looks like its still a little stress also, its hard to sex by pics. You will know when she lays or he start coo ing alot
     
  9. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Get her a mate, looks like a hen or young bird. Looks like its still a little stress also, its hard to sex by pics. You will know when she lays or he start coo ing alot

    I agree, it does look a bit stressed, but then again it has been through a lot. Should recover from that in a few days.
    To me, it appears to be a cockbird. Also looks like a yearling (the band should say 2009). Either way, by this age you should be able to get a pretty accurate guess by vent sexing. When you hold the bird, feel the pelvic bones at the vent. If there is a space and/or the two bones are very flexible, then it is a hen. If they are very close/touching and won't budge (well, don't press down hard, you can just gently put your finger between the bones to see), it is a cock.
     
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thanks, I will try that. I have heard a couple of coos as well, does that mean male? He's very calm and eats plenty, what are you seeing that says stress? I need to learn these things. How can I already love him so much....he's just awesome.
     

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