Need to ID pigeons.../ Found my answer...sort of...

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Rafter 7 Paint Horses, May 30, 2010.

  1. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I have 2 breeds of feather footed fan tailed pigeons that I need to ID.
    I can't post pictures because a storm took out my computer, so I am using my old one which won't support my new camera software.

    Is there a website that I can look at pigeons breeds, so I might be able to tell what I have?

    One pair is white with tan flecks... Like a red roan colored horse, and the other pair is black with white spots, like a mottled cochin. This pair just hatched 2 babies! They are the ugliest...cutest things ever!!! I'd never seen a baby pigeon before, so this is new for me.

    I have a pair of Indian fantails, which the friendly folks here told me what they were. They haven't produced any babies yet, but I think I need to trim their fluffy butts for the eggs to be fertile, cause they lay all the time, but nothing has been fertile.

    Anyway, any links I can check out would be greatly appreciated, and when I am able to get my computer rebuilt, I will post pics of my birds and of the babies as they grow.

    Jean

    ETA:
    I talked to the man that sold the pigeons to DH. He said the one pair are Indian Fantails and the other is a West of England Tumbler.
    He didn't remember the color variety, but he did remember the breed.
    So, another mystery solved.


    Thanks to all who offered help on this subject.
     
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  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Go to feathersite.com they got pics of just about every kind of bird there is..............
     
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Thanks, I didn't think about feathersite for pigeons. I looked, but didn't find any of the color I have, but body type, they look like some sort of tumbler. I will continue to search until I can get pics on here.

    Jean
     
  4. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are fantails with feathered feet, then they are indian fantails. If they don't have a crest as well, then they are mixed.
    It also sounds like you have a pair of ash-red or brown grizzles and a pair of black mottles or grizzles. Or the first pair could also be almond. Or just a ash-red or brown splash.
     
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  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Would you happen to have pics of these colors you mentioned?

    The blacks are not as mottled as I though they were, they are mostly black with a few white flecks in the head and neck area.
    They are really pretty, no matter what they are. They are probably a mix, as you said.

    I really miss not being able to post pics...it would make things so much easier!

    Jean
     
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    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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