My new Pigeons, what kind are they?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by EggHunter_66, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Songster

    216
    50
    181
    Aug 4, 2008
    Box Springs,Georgia
    Got these Beauties at the Auction last night but don't know what kind they are. To me it looks like a pair? Is that correct?
    Thanks!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    85,752
    118,707
    1,807
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I think they are Turbots. @Hokum Coco , what do you think ?
     
  3. Allie❤️Chickens

    Allie❤️Chickens Songster

    147
    255
    137
    Oct 23, 2017
    Van Buren AR
    Sorry, no experience in non-chicken birds! Just wanted to say they are sooo pretty!!
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    4,177
    3,208
    457
    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    I could not even give an educated guess on this one Sourland I am not much of a fancy pigeon lover to be honest.

    Looks like they will have trouble raising young with those small beaks would be my main concern if they were in my loft. I looked up Turbot pigeon and I think you misspelled it Sourland it came up Turbit pigeon. Regardless I think you may have "NAILED IT".

    This is the image I found.
    Turbit Pigeon.jpg
     
  5. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

    5,941
    22,201
    972
    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    Agree, my wrong guess was gonna be Turkish Tumbler but those have feathered feet.:)
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    85,752
    118,707
    1,807
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    'Turbit' it is. The beaks on this pair are not as small as some that I have seen. Some do need their eggs fostered to long beak birds, but hopefully these can feed their own young. There is a special feed for 'short billed' birds.
     
  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    4,177
    3,208
    457
    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    The image I found was probably of a Champion Turbit Pigeon and the smaller the beak the more desirable.

    Good call Sourland.
     
  8. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

    1,012
    1,881
    281
    Mar 12, 2018
    NSW, Australia
    My Coop
    I would have said Chinese owls but they don’t have crests.
     
  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    4,177
    3,208
    457
    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    That crossed my mind also as the bird in the foreground seem to have unusually large eyes.
     
  10. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Songster

    216
    50
    181
    Aug 4, 2008
    Box Springs,Georgia
    Thank you for that information about the food because that I didn't know and will do some research on that.
    I do have them in with 2 other pigeons
    The auctioneer thought they might be those.
     
    biophiliac likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: