My first baby dove in many years.

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Denninmi, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have doves as a teenager, but was forced to give them away when I went to college.

    At 45, I decided I was old enough to have them if I wanted them.

    I was given this female dove in early September -- she was surrendered at a pet adoption day, and the clerk at Petsmart called me because she knew I liked doves.

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    I bought her a mate a few weeks later.

    And, viola:

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh how beautiful! I have never seen a baby dove!

    I was reading awhile back about Noah the Dove who sits atop baby bunnies at a rabbit rescue facility. You can google it if you want. Here is the thread I made on it:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=396397

    But anyway, I discovered that doves are really excellent parents. Thank you for sharing it! Pretty mother dove too!
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    awwwwwwwwwwww [​IMG]
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute! [​IMG] And yes, doves do make good parents. Mine fuss at me until I leave them and their babies/eggs alone :p
    Noah the Dove (Pigeon) makes a great story. I've had to emailed to me several times over the past couple years. Can't get over how adorable Noah and the bunnies are!
     
  5. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    That takes me back a few years. I used to breed doves when I had the space. Now I have one lonely male and am searching for a female for him.

    I love your little one!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an extra hen [​IMG]
     
  7. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Sorry, but i think baby doves are ugly!
     
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone thinks they are ugly at first, but once you raise enough of them, they grow on you :p Soon they are "so ugly they're cute" and then after that you just forget they're ugly at all [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:They have the 'face only a mother could love' thing going about them, don't they? [​IMG]
     

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