Naming

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by NewHopePoultry, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you name your pigeons?
    If so, all or only some?
    Or do you just use their band #s.

    I dont have alot of pigeons, so I name all of mine.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012
  2. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have very few named, I have about 60. I have scooter, big al, big momma, big daddy, red and phyllis
     
  3. Night_Wolf_Lofts

    Night_Wolf_Lofts Out Of The Brooder

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    I have named a few that were really precious to me....other than that..I go by band numbers, when you raise a lot of them..it gets too hectic to try and name them all and easier to track them by band number. At one time I had over 700 birds...and that was just pigeons, not to mention the other birds we raised at the time and other stock we had that wasn't of the avian variety. LOL

    But occaisinally I do find a name in one of them. ALthough I try not to get too attached to them because those are usually the ones that the hawks eat first. [​IMG]

    Justin
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  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh wow, thats alot of pigeons!

    Ive already decided that Im only going to name my breeders, otherwise like you said, the named/attached pigeons are the first ones the hawks get.
     
  5. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Your favorite bird either dies, gets lost or flys away."
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep, thats why I only name my breeders [​IMG]
     
  7. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have 4 homers... (That I know of, they had eggs 20 days a go but I cant get back to where they nested) They are named one, two, three, and four.
     
  8. franciscreek

    franciscreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i have to ask, why cant you get back to them? Just curious lol
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Generally I go by band number, but some have earned names: Mr Bluebar, Big Red, The Cellar Pigeon, Kamikaze. All Birmingham rollers and all exceptional performers. There was a story to each of them.
     
  10. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well they are in an old shed that we had built 2 brooders in and I havent used it for a while so I just took the door off of one brooder and the top off of th other, They built their nest inside of the one with just the door gone, I had stuck a camera in the first time to see why the wouldnt come out and could *barely* see 2 egs next to the female (the door is to small for me to fit in and she laid them in a place I cant see very well hhaha) I should have had my dad cut the door larger when I turned it into a loft. Strange right?
     

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